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grant funding graph 2016COEHS is SIU’s leader in grant funding! The College received more than $20 million in grants during the fiscal year 2016, surpassing all other colleges and major units within SIU.

The Saluki spirit is one of learning, caring and giving and that is readily apparent with our many projects. We collaborate with units and departments across campus as well as with schools, government entities and others, providing valuable services and information to help wherever it's needed. Millions of dollars in external grant funding enable us to change lives for the better.

Challenge to Excellence!+ -

Challenge to Excellence was started in 1984 as a grant from the Illinois State Board of Education. Current SIU President Glenn Poshard and John McIntyre began the program in response to the needs of academically talented middle school and high school students in our region. Over the years, the courses offered have been mathematic problem solving, genetics, biology, art, creative writing, architecture, journalism, photography, and many more. Perhaps the greatest appeal of Challenge to Excellence is the many friendships that are established that last a lifetime. Learn more >>

Education and Training on Feeding Young Children + -

A special website for early childhood professionals, parents, family members and caregivers focuses on the feeding of young children, providing relevant information not available elsewhere to have a positive impact on the feeding experiences of infants, toddlers and preschoolers as well as on their development. It includes strategies and interventions based upon evidence and study. Learn more >>

Illinois Institutes of Higher Education (IHE) Partnership + -

A project under the Illinois State Board of Education’s federally-funded State Personnel Development Grant (SPDG). The IHE Partnership is responsible for SPDG Objective 3: Increase the number of undergraduate and graduate educator preparation programs at IHEs that implement response to intervention (RtI) content in their curricula. The work connected to this objective involves integrating the new Illinois Professional Teaching Standards (IPTS) into educator preparation programs and increasing the field placements of candidates in settings where RtI is implemented with fidelity. Current participating institutions include: Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, Southern Illinois University Carbondale, Chicago State University, Eastern Illinois University, Illinois State University, Loyola University, National Louis University, Northern Illinois University, and Western Illinois University.

The multi-year project began in July 2011 and will continue until September 2015. In the initial phase, the focus was on obtaining agreement from IHE administrators to support project objectives at their respective campuses. In the second phase, the IHE Partnership staff worked collaboratively with the SDPG evaluation team to create and align the evaluation tools that measure project effectiveness and worked with IHE faculty in the initial program redesign process in Elementary Education programs. Phase three will focus on building capacity at each participating IHE and working with Educational Leadership (specifically principalship programs) Learn more >>

For information: April Haar, Technical Assistance Coordinator for SIU and Nancy A Mundschenk, Co-coordinator for the project statewide.

Illinois Office of Educational Services + -

We provide curricular resources and training opportunities for career and technical teachers. Learn more >>

Illinois workNet+ -

We participate in this free online resource offering career, training, education and work support information to Illinois residents and businesses. Learn more >>

Kids@Kollege+ -

Kids@Kollege is a summer literacy program for underprivileged children in the Carbondale community between the ages of five to twelve, for the children to stay involved with literacy development training during the out-of-school session. Using exploration-learning initiatives as a tool to mask learning with fun experiences, the program goals are to teach literacy in the broadest sense, including not only reading, but also science, math, music, physical education, Spanish and more, and to introduce the benefits and ideas that come from obtaining a college education.

Kids@Kollege began when children involved with I Can Read, a program intended to promote reading and introduce literacy skills to local children, who are underqualified to participate in the Saluki Kids Academy, and intensive summer literacy tutoring program.

Project 12 Ways+ -

We work with parents and their children in an 11 county region of Southern Illinois, giving them the skills to help end child abuse and neglect.  Email Dr. Micael May for more information. Learn More >>

Nurse Aide Testing+ -

We manage the certification testing, program evaluation work and the criminal background checks for Illinois nursing assistants.  Learn more >>

Rural Schools Collaborative+ -

The Rural Schools Collaborative is comprised of people who recognize the value of local schools and small communities. We believe innovative instruction, thoughtful collaboration, and targeted philanthropy strengthen the fabric of rural places. Learn more >>

SIU Carbondale Cancer Rehabilitation Laboratory part of The Strong Survivors
Exercise and Nutrition Program for Cancer Survivors and Caregivers + -

The Strong Survivors Exercise and Nutrition Program for Cancer Survivors and Caregivers utilizes exercise as a therapeutic tool to help cancer survivors and caregivers get through the treatment and recovery process.  Exercise programs are individualized for each participant and are based on medical and fitness histories, initial fitness assessment results, and quality of life goals. Learn more >>

Trauma Based Behavioral Health Fellowship (TBBHF)+ -

The program is a concurrent 16-week training program for social work graduate students during the advanced year of their degrees when they are already placed with a community-based behavioral health agency working with either at-risk children, adolescents, or transitional youth. The Fellowship will focus on trauma based understanding and practice of behavioral health which will train students on how trauma transforms the microstructure of a child’s brain. Learn more >>

Teaching with Primary Sources+ -

We help educators discover ways to incorporate the Library of Congress digital collections into their school curriculum. Learn more >>

Tracking Rare Incidence Syndromes + -

We offer valuable information about family services, treatment options, educational assistance and more for families affected by Trisomy 13, 18 and related disorders. Learn more >>

Developing Illinois' Workforce

Illinois WorkNet is a free online resource offering career, training, education and work support information to Illinois residents and businesses.