Main Content

Awards Administration Guidelines


Dear Colleagues,

Given the ongoing and changing nature of the COVID-19 global pandemic and its impact on our campus research enterprise, the OVCRI understands and anticipates that you may need to make necessary adjustments to the research plans approved by the Campus Research Board. We are aware of the many difficulties these extraordinary circumstances present and have made an initial project no-cost extension more easily accessible. 

Please follow the steps below if an extension of the expiration date is needed.

1st extension (automatically assigns 1 year from current expiration date):
Login to:
Select PI/Co-PI
Click on the gear under Actions on the left of the award
Select “One Year Extension” from the drop down menu
Fill in the “Explanation” field
Check the “Extend This Project” box
Click Save

2nd extension:


M. Cynthia Oliver, PhD.
Associate Vice Chancellor for Research & Innovation - Humanities, Arts & Related Fields
Professor | Department of Dance
Faculty Affiliate | Gender & Women's Studies | African American Studies
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Artistic Director, COCo Dance Theatre
Pronouns: she/her /hers

Awards Administration Guidelines

To ensure Research Board awards are administered appropriately, please note that there are different processes for different programs. 

The following programs share administration guidelines:

  • Research Support Awards (RSA)
  • Funding Initiative for Multiracial Democracy (MRD)

Awards for Humanities Teaching Release Time (HRT) have different administration guidelines.

Awards for Performing Arts and Design (PAD) have different administration guidelines.

Awards from the Scholars' Travel Fund (STF) have different administration requirements.


Questions? Email the Campus Research Board