Faculty and Resident Research Support

The following support is provided to faculty:


Ask the Office of Research Team

Students and faculty can reach out directly to the Office of Research Team to ask any question that may require a quick answer through the “Ask the Office of Research Team” form. In this way, students and faculty are not limited to meeting in-person on certain dates and times to get help. If more in-depth help is needed, please email Lori Dredske at [email protected] to schedule a meeting with an Office of Research team member.

Ask the Office of Research Team →


Grant Development

Vicki Weidenbacher-Hoper serves as the Grant Development Specialist. She is available to help faculty identify potential funding sources as well as edit and prepare grant applications. Please email Vicki at [email protected] to schedule a time to discuss your needs.


Bridge Funding Award for Faculty

Bridge funding is intended to provide short term financial support to sustain the research programs, laboratories, and momentum of productive researchers during funding gaps to give them a chance to regain extramural funding.  Bridge funding is targeted to all members of the faculty of the College of Medicine Rockford who have established projects that demonstrate high probability of securing extramural funding.

Bridge Funding Guidelines →
Basic Research Bridge Funding Application →


Clinical, Educational & Community Health Research Grant

The purpose of the Clinical, Educational and Community Health Research Grant is to fund clinical, educational, and community research that will improve health care delivery or expand the body of knowledge in an area of clinical research, educational research and/or improve the health of the community.  The program is also intended to foster collaboration across disciplines, among faculty and students and with community organizations.  (We understand this may vary greatly depending upon the project.)  The types of projects sought are those that will provide the foundation for development of larger grants and/or develop, enhance, or expand clinical, educational or community research.  These grants are available to both faculty and students.

Faculty Application Instructions →
Student Application Instructions →
CECHR Grant Application →