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Research Opportunities

MSKC Seed Grant Program

The MSKC Seed Grant Program provides support for research projects solving Military/Veteran issues through establishing and developing partnerships with stakeholders from Military/Veteran community organizations. The MSKC will fund three projects this academic cycle; proposal deadline is March 27th, 2020. Please download this document to see the complete call for proposals. Submit your application here.

Illini Veterans- MSKC Student Research Award

The Student Veterans of America chapter at UIUC (Illini Veterans) is collaborating with the MSKC to award the efforts of undergraduate and graduate students at UIUC who are either 1) student-veterans conducting any type of research or 2) non-veteran students conducting research with Military/Veteran populations. The purposes of this award are to both encourage student-veterans to participate in research and to highlight research activities centered on veterans and military-affiliated communities being conducted by Illinois students and through the CVC’s MSKC. Please download this document to see the complete call for award nominations.

Participate in Current Projects

No one understands the military better than those who serve. As a current military Service Member, Veteran, or family members, participating in research projects is one way to extend your service and camaraderie to your military brothers and sisters.

View our current projects to see if you qualify to participate:

Have an Idea for a New Project?

The MSKC is a community-engaged approach to doing research. We want to hear everyone’s ideas. If you have a research question you are interested in exploring, we want to brainstorm with you! We can help shape your idea, find partners to bring your idea to life, and provide you with tools needed to create a successful project focused on solving challenges facing Military/Veteran communities.

Submit your idea here.