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Military Service Knowledge Collaborative

Military Service Knowledge Collaborative

The MSKC is a framework for collaboration centering on creating and applying research with Military/Veteran communities. The mission of the MSKC is to advance research that positively impacts well-being and quality of life during and after military service for Service Members, Veterans, and their families.

What does the MSKC involve?

  • Strategic Partnering between Military/Veteran organizations and researchers to advance and apply research serving Military/Veteran communities
  • Events centered on closing the gaps between knowledge and services, programs, and policies applicable to Military/Veteran communities
  • Educational trainings and workshops tailored to fuse the societal military-civilian divide

Military Service Knowledge Collaborative Seed Funding Program: Call for Proposals

The Military Service Knowledge Collaborative Seed Funding Program provides support to establish partnerships with Military/Veteran communities to create reciprocally beneficial relationships that result in innovative design and implementation of research. Aims of this seed program are for projects to both positively impact the health and well-being of this unique population and facilitate the development of proposals capable of attracting external funding. The MSKC will fund three projects this academic cycle; proposal deadline is March 15, 2019.

Please download this document for the complete Call for Proposals.

Who should join the MSKC?

  1. Stakeholders from Military/Veteran organizations and institutions
  2. Individual community Veterans, Service Members, and military family members
  3. UIUC military-connected students
  4. UIUC researchers

For more information or questions about the MSKC, contact Dr. Jeni Hunniecutt at or 217-300-2814