Great Cities Institute Competition Information
The Great Cities Institute Faculty Scholars Program brings UIC faculty to the institute for a year in residence to begin, further, or complete an engaged research project. Scholars are free from their formal teaching responsibilities during their term. Prospective scholars apply by submitting a proposal that is peer reviewed along three key metrics of engaged research: interdisciplinarity, partnership, and impact.
GCI Faculty Scholars implement and further their own research agendas, as well as develop grant proposals, participate in the Great Cities Institute Lecture Series, and contribute to the Great Cities Institute Working Paper Series. Applications are released in the fall semester and due at the start of the spring semester.
The Great Cities Institute Faculty Seed Fund offers awards to promising engaged research projects at UIC. The awards are often given to small or pilot projects that have the potential to generate additional research projects in the near future. Ranging between $2,500 and $5,000, these awards can be used for direct costs associated with the project, except for faculty salaries and otherwise prohibited uses of state funds.
Faculty Seed Fund Awardees (2010- 2011)
Past Faculty Seed Fund Awardees
**Please note that GCI did not hold a Faculty Seed Fund competition for the 2012-2013 academic year.**