sponsored research program


The Sponsored Research Program, with funds 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. Support has 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.

Due to state budgetary constraints, there will not be an RFP for FY18. To be added to the RFP notification email list please contact Elizabeth Meschewski.


Please contact Elizabeth Meschewski, Sponsored Research Program Assistant Coordinator, via email: elm2@illinois.edu or phone: 217-333-7403.