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Faculty & Researchers

The Center for Social and Behavioral Science (CSBS) serves the social and behavioral science community at Illinois by delivering training opportunities for researchers and by providing institutional infrastructure to help social and behavioral scientists conduct high impact research. We provide the following proposal support services:

  • Assisting with meeting logistics, including scheduling, securing spaces, sending invitations, note-taking, and more
  • Conducting targeted grant searches and assisting investigators in finding potential funding opportunities
  • Comprehensive grant application review
  • Reviewing funding guidelines and creating requirement checklists
  • Providing sample DMPs, facilities statements, and other standard application components
  • Identifying potential collaborators

If you are a faculty member interested in working with the CSBS, please e-mail:

Community Members

Many of the most pressing issues facing modern society are social and behavioral problems. The CSBS was created to help address some of the grand challenges facing society that can be answered using the deep social and behavioral science expertise housed at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. CSBS serves as a point of contact for community and national groups to take advantage of this expertise. Some, but not all, of the ways in which we work with community members include: 

  • Research/literature review
  • Survey/form design
  • Message/communication framing
  • Human-centric design
  • Program evaluation

If you are a community partner and are interested in getting applied social-behavioral science help for your organization, please contact the CSBS at Your initial email should indicate what kind of help you are looking for and a brief description of the project.

After reaching out, we may follow-up with questions about the project to learn more about your objects and constraints. We will then look for a suitable faculty member match, or, depending on the size and scope of your project, happily handle your request personally.

Community-Academic Scholars Program

Are you an undergraduate student interested in conducting poverty-related research over the summer?

The Community-Academic Scholars Initiative empowers promising undergraduates to pursue community-based projects focused on poverty and issues of inequality in the Urbana-Champaign area.


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