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UPP Matching Funds

UPP graduate students may apply to the Urban Planning and Policy (UPP) program for up to $300 in matching funds for the UIC Provost's Award for Graduate Research. More information on the Provost's award is available on the Graduate college website. UPP Matching funds are only provided if the student receives the Provost's award.

A UPP graduate student is defined, for the purpose of this program, as a currently enrolled, degree-seeking student in the Ph.D. in Urban Planning and Policy, the Master of Urban Planning and Policy, or the Ph.D. in Public Policy Analysis with a Specialization in Urban Planning. The Urban Planning and Policy Program attempts to support as many qualified applicants as possible; however, awards are contingent upon the availability of funds.

The objectives of the award are:

To these ends, all awards are granted on a competitive basis. Students must meet all criteria for the Provost's award to qualify for a UPP match. Click here for the guidelines.


The Provost's award is given twice a year. The bi-annual deadlines for submission of applications for UPP matching funds are one week before the Provost's Award deadlines. For example, the spring, 2006 competition is deadline is March 10, 2006, seven days before the University Deadline for the Provost's award.

Application Procedure:

Note that there are separate applications for the Provost's Award and the UPP Matching Funds. The application for the Provost's Award is submitted to the Graduate College. Complete details are available on the Graduate College website. Complete the application for the Provost's Award for Graduate Research available on the Provost's including the letters of support from both your advisor and either the Director of Graduate Studies or the UPP Director indicating the availability of matching funds should you receive the Provost's Award. Complete the application for UPP Matching Funds for Provost's Award for Graduate Research application form and submit, by the deadline to:

It is recommended that students hand deliver their applications to ensure their receipt before the deadline. The Urban Planning and Policy Program is not liable for any losses or delays caused by the mail service. Please note that an incomplete application will not be considered.

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