Extension Collaboration Grants

Extension Collaboration Grants fund partnerships between University of Illinois Extension personnel and investigators at University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign for projects that will use campus-based research to enhance the quality of life of people in communities across Illinois. Project themes may vary widely – from improving school nutrition programs to helping farmers manage nitrogen application – but all focus on research with practical applications for Illinois residents. Each winning team receives up to $60,000 that can be spent over two years to enact their projects.

The grant program was initiated in 2018 within Extension and the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences, under the name Interdisciplinary Collaborations in Extension. Of 22 total proposals submitted for review, seven were selected for funding, described below. All departmental affiliations are in the College of ACES unless noted otherwise.

2018 Grant Recipients