Research Services supports and promotes the research activities of the School, large or small, funded or unfunded. Specific areas of support include:

  • Project planning and consulting: identification of funding, services, and other resources, providing assistance with human subject and intellectual property issues, as well as providing general planning support and assistance with promotion to potential partners, agencies, foundations, and corporations.
  • Grant proposal development: proposal design, identification and approval of cost sharing resources, and budget development.
  • Research administration: pre-award support for proposal submission processing and proposal budget approval, and post-award management of expenditure compliance, effort certification, financial reporting, and budget alterations.
  • Research policies: assistance with human subject certification and management of intellectual property agreements.
  • Research computing: pre-award technology planning, research programming support, software development tools and training, and web communication resources and general technology consulting.

For Help With


Navigating grant proposal and pre-award processes

roosevel [at] (Tamara Roosevelt)

Navigating post-award processes

ischool-rsc [at] (Research Services)

An IRB protocol or editing and proofreading a paper or proposal

ischool-rsc [at] (Research Services)

Promoting a new award, research initiative, or publication

brya [at] (Cindy Brya) 

Research Services personnel report to the associate dean for research, J. Stephen Downie, who can be reached through rdubnic2 [at] (Ryan Dubnicek). Please visit our Resources for Researchers page for an emerging collection of useful resources including assistance with finding funding, proposal development and grant writing, resources for getting started with computing for research projects, and locating campus-level research resources at Illinois.

Research Services Team

downie-square_0.jpgJ. Stephen Downie, Professor and Associate Dean for Research
213 LIS, ph: (217) 265-5018, jdownie [at]
Strategy for project development; research agenda planning; research services and policy development; all other research-services issues and problems, including cost-sharing approval.



Tamara Roosevelt, Senior Grants and Contracts Coordinator
209 LIS, ph: (217) 244-4949, roosevel [at]
Facilitate interactions with collaborators and partner institutions; lead resource to faculty and PI's in the preparation and submission of proposals, including budget preparation, budget justification, and other proposal materials; iSchool liaison to Sponsored Programs Administration, monitoring proposal progress and assisting with grant/contract negotiations; any post award related responsibilities/back-up for Barb


Mary Terese (MT) Campbell, Project Coordinator
313 LIS, ph: (217) 244-8371, mtc [at]
Works with principal investigators to manage research projects; proposal development; other contributions to research activities of the iSchool



Ryan Dubnicek, Visiting Research Services Specialist
312 LIS, ph: (217) 244-7260, rdubnic2 [at]
Project coordination; proposal development