Fostering groundbreaking and transformative research.
Research is critical to improve the lives of military service members, Veterans, and their families. Whether it’s transitioning after service, healing from injuries, advancing technologies to optimize performance, or improving access to services, the CVC’s Military Service Knowledge Collaborative (MSKC) fosters collaboration for innovative discovery. Through research projects, educational programming, community events, and strategic partnering, you can play a role in creating and sharing knowledge that impacts—and transforms—our military-connected communities.
Military Service Knowledge Collaborative
The issues impacting Military/Veteran communities are complex and cannot be solved in silos. Guided by the motto of “research with, not for Veterans,” the Military Service Knowledge Collaborative (MSKC) serves as a bridge, bringing together Military/Veteran communities and researchers to advance, translate, and disseminate knowledge. The MSKC accomplishes its mission of fostering collaboration between researchers and Military/Veteran communities through:
- Strategic Partnering between Military/Veteran communities and Illinois researchers to create collaborations that advance research and practice.
- Community Events that highlight pressing issues and bring together Military/Veteran communities with leading experts, researchers, clinicians, and policymakers to create change.
- Educational Programming that fuses the societal military-civilian divide and educates current and future professionals serving Military/Veteran communities.
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Join the MSKC
Joining the MSKC means becoming part of an ecosystem with a mission of improving the health and wellbeing for those who serve(d) in the military and their families. You do not have to be affiliated with the University of Illinois to join the MSKC—our goal is to create a national network of Military/Veteran communities and stakeholders to work with Illinois researchers; everyone is welcome. Membership is categorized in three ways: 1) stakeholders from Military/Veteran organizations, 2) military-connected individuals, and 3) Illinois researchers. For all three types, this free membership means you are included on our email listserv to receive regular newsletters and your information is stored in our database, which allows us to contact you for specific research opportunities that arise and match your expertise or interests. Click on the following links to learn more about what you can gain from joining and to sign up:
Research Published by MSKC Members
Military/Veteran Health & Wellbeing
Military Families, Relationships, & Caregivers
Military Culture & Diversity
Veterans in Higher Education
Women & Transgender Veterans | Gender in the Military
Veterans in the Justice System | Military Law