Connecting the Illinois Research Community

A broad campus community

The Illinois research community is vibrant, but dispersed across multiple colleges and research institutes.

Bridging Departments and Disciplines

The Research Development Community, a campus-wide organization that supports the exceptional scholarship and research excellence that is the hallmark of the Illinois research enterprise, works to bridge departmental silos.

Overcoming Barriers

We collaborate, navigating institutional barriers to enhance information flow and share ideas and resources.

Support and Success

Our ultimate goal is to provide a superior level of support across the University’s scholarly community.

The Illinois Research Development Community 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.

Funding Agency Blogs

RDC has developed a listing of federal funding agency blogs. Stay up to date with the latest from D.C.

Join the conversation!

RDC membership is open to everyone interested in advancing research at Illinois, regardless of job title or unit affiliation. We use Microsoft Teams to collaborate.