The Sponsored Research Program, with monies from the State's Hazardous Waste Research Fund, has supported over 235 projects since 1985 to advance the state of knowledge/practice in areas of sustainability, pollution prevention, energy generation and conservation, and environmental issues of importance to the State. Funds have been provided to universities/colleges, industries, businesses, non-for-profit organizations, and government entities. Usually three to six new projects receive funding each year, depending on monies available, the strength and relevance of the proposals, and importance to the most pressing sustainability problems in Illinois.
Each of ISTC's new funding cycles begins with a focused solicitation identifying issues of special interest to the State. The proposal request for FY16-17 will be announced in July 2015.
Please contact Elizabeth Meschewski, Sponsored Research Program Assistant Coordinator, via email: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone: 217-333-7403.