Graduate Education at SIUE sustains the excellence of the University and contributes to our region's economic vitality. Graduate education, research, scholarship and creative endeavors nourish virtually every other major function and activity of the University. Such activities enhance the quality of undergraduate education, the professional vitality of the faculty and the University's ability to deliver public service that addresses regional, national and international needs.
At the SIUE Graduate School, we believe that support of research allows our faculty to remain at the cutting-edge of their fields and offers students access to the knowledge and skills necessary to compete in today's world. By endorsing and facilitating faculty research, we support our Teacher-Scholars in their pursuit for professional excellence in both scholarship and teaching. To this end, the Graduate School has developed a series of faculty research grants to support our faculty development.
The Scholarship and Research Endowment will create a permanent and lasting assurance of support for our graduate students. Its creation provides funding to outstanding students and rewards them for their academic excellence in all areas of scholarly activities.
The Hoppe Research Professor Awards are made to SIUE faculty members in order to recognize and support individual programs of research or creative activities. These Awards recognize faculty members whose research or creative activities have the promise of making significant contributions to their fields of study.
The Vaughnie Lindsay New Investigator Awards are made to tenure-track SIUE faculty members in order to recognize and support individual programs of research or creative activities. These Awards recognize young faculty members whose research or creative activities have the promise of making significant contributions to their fields of study, their respective school/unit, and to SIUE in general.
The Annette and Henry Baich Award recognizes the most outstanding STEP (Seed Grant for Transitional and Exploratory Projects) research proposal. Proposals must be for basic research within the scope of activity of the Sigma Xi Society. The disciplines generally include the physical sciences, the life and medical sciences, earth and agricultural sciences, engineering, economics, psychology, and mathematics.