Pre-Award Shared Services (PASS)

The Pre-Award Shared Services (PASS) Coordinator provides specialized support to participating units, directly assisting faculty with proposal preparation and customizing tools and processes to encourage the pursuit of external funding.

Kathie Veach is the PASS Senior Coordinator, and additional information is available upon request.

PASS Participating Units

College of Law
1-853Law1-694Law Library
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
1-303African-American Studies1-577American Indian Studies 
1-241Anthropology1-404Asian American Studies
1-441ATLAS1-461Center for African Studies
1-954Center for South Asian & Middle Eastern Studies1-276Center for Writing
1-218Cline Center for Advanced Social Research1-489Communication
1-932East Asian and Pacific Studies Center1-405Economics
1-499English1-680Gender and Women's Studies
1-563Global Studies1-451History
1-522International and Area Studies Library1-302International Forum for US Studies
1-580LAS Administration1-729Latin American & Caribbean Studies
1-729Latina/Latino Studies1-397Life Sciences
1-968Neuroscience Program1-715Philosophy
1-710Political Science1-723Program in Jewish Culture & Society
1-652Medieval Studies1-652Russian, East European, & Eurasian Center
1-553Sociology1-895Spurlock Museum
Literatures, Cultures, Linguistics
1-514Classics1-771Comparative & World Literature
1-362East Asian Languages & Cultures1-748English as an International Language
1-985French and Italian1-927Germanic Languages
1-958Slavic Languages & Literature1-585Spanish and Portuguese
School of Illinois Global Institute
1-461Center for African Studies1-535Center for Global Studies
1-954Ctr S. Asian & MidEast Studies1-932E Asian & Pacific Studies Cntr
1-345European Union Center1-522Illinois Global Institute
1-729Latin American & Carib Studies1-553Russian, E European, Eurasn Ctr
1-411The ACDIS Program1-597Women & Gender in Global Persp
College of Media
1-408Advertising1-934College of Media Administration
1-KT1Illinois Public Media1-238Institute of Communications Research
1-642Journalism1-436Media and Cinema Studies


Campus Budget GuidelinesBFPPInformation related to Salary Rate Increases, Integrated and Value-Centered Budgeting Model, Budget Increases & Assessments, Investment For Growth, Control of Funds During FY 2020, Allocation of ICR Funds, Budgeting Endowment Income, Restricted Funds, Conclusion
SPA Budget Template - FY22SPAIncludes worksheets for General, General - Detailed, USDA-NIFA Cap, USDA-APHIS Cap, Component - Detailed, Cost Share, and UIC Component. Select options from the yellow boxes at the top. F&A will calculate automatically.
Rates (F&A, tuition remission, fringe benefits, etc.)BFPP Government CostingLinks to BFPP Government Costing Rates pages, including explanation of current F&A, fringe benefit, and tuition remission rates (current and historic), and the State of IL GOMB F&A rate (current and historic), explanation of costs, copies of negotiated letters and agreements, plus additional info about the Distribution of F&A Recoveries (ICR)
Service Rate DatabaseSPAA resource to find, add, and maintain services (and the associated rates) on campus
Sponsor Limited R&A RatesSPAA published list of known and acceptable sponsor restricted F&A rates
ACES Office of ResearchACESSupport for interdisciplinary proposals (2+ disciplines or depts., 3+ PIs) and first‐time submissions for junior faculty​
Campus Research BoardOVCRIList of upcoming internal funding opportunities​
Graduate College (OEF)Graduate CollegeThe Office of External Fellowships offers one-on-one reviews of proposal drafts.
Office of Research Advising and Project Development (RAPD)OVCRIRobust programs and opportunities to advance research in the humanities, arts, and social sciences, including research/project design, book writing groups, grant seeking assistance, and proposal preparation and submission services. Humanities, Arts, and Related Fields (HARF)​.
Illinois Research ConnectionsOVCRIOn-Campus Researcher Connection​ tool
Limited SubmissionOVCRIOVCRI approves those projects approved for submission when the program limits the number of proposals from the institution - the Office of Proposal Development (OPD), the Graduate College, and other Units are often delegated responsibility for the internal call for proposals
NIH Clinical e-Protocol Writing ToolNIHA resource for behavioral and social science researchers to prepare research protocols for human studies measuring a behavioral or social outcome or testing a behavioral or social science based intervention.
NIH Decision Tool: Am I Doing Human Subject Research?NIHA resource that helps to identify whether the project involves Human Subjects.
NIH MatchmakerNIHMatch investigators with NIH Program Officers to help/support.
Office of Foundation RelationsOFRAssistance ​​with technical writing and funding opportunity searches for research with foundation sponsors​
Office of Proposal DevelopmentOPDAssistance with proposal development for strategic proposals​
Proposal Opportunity ListservOVCRIEmails of upcoming funding opportunities and other research-related information
Research Development Council (RDC)OVCRIThe Illinois Research Development Council is a network that strengthens awareness of campus research resources, promotes activities and events, and ultimately helps to support the productive conduct of research at Illinois.
Research IT @ IllinoisTech Services

List of university resources/services for research computing and data needs:

Training on Research IT @ Illinois: Get Started Guide

Reimbursement Rates for Travel ExpensesBFPPInstitutional rates for travel reimbursement
Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities (IPRH)OVCRIIPRH supports interdisciplinary study in the humanities, arts, and social sciences—work that leads to a deeper understanding of people, societies, artifacts, and events, locally as well as globally, in past and present contexts.
Center for Social and Behavioral Science (CSBS)OVCRIThe Center for Social and Behavioral Science works with members of the university research community to develop new, innovative research projects; create interdisciplinary networking groups; and foster the small pilot studies needed to support external funding proposals.