Grants and Awards
Charles V. Evans Research Grant

Charles V. Evans Research Grant

Each year the Illinois Council on Continuing Higher Education (ICCHE) accepts proposals for the Charles V. Evans Research Grant of up to $2,000 to support the organization’s purpose of “arranging for information gathering and research related to continuing higher education.”

ICCHE welcomes the opportunity to support research that you may have already begun in your institution, or research that you would like to begin. Keep in mind that it should be of benefit to continuing education, credit or non-credit, in higher education.

Applicants are encouraged to submit grant proposals for the award that will be announced at the ICCHE conference in February. The deadline for submission is January 15.

Download: ICCHE Guidelines for Research Proposals (PDF)

Download: Grant Information Flyer (PDF)

If you have any questions or thoughts, contact Omer Pamukcu.

Previous Charles V. Evans Research Grant recipients:

  • No grants were awarded in 2014, 2015, or 2016.
  • The 2013 grant was awarded to Kristine M. Condon of Kankakee College to support her dissertation research, “The Community College as Entrepreneur: Developing and Sustaining Effective Noncredit Workforce Training Partnership.” Her 2014 ICCHE conference presentation is available on the Past Presentations page.
  • The 2012 grant was award to Erin Landers.
  • The 2011 grant was awarded to Dr. Barry Hancock to support his dissertation research, Perceptions of Illinois Community College Administrators on the Impact of the US Economic Recession and State Financial Pressures on Programs for Adults. His 2012 ICCHE conference presentation is available on the Past Presentations page.
  • The grant award for 2010 went to Carol Reiseck, Director of Adult Programs at Concordia University, for her proposed research in “A Study of Teacher Learning.”
  • The 2009 research grant recipients were Faye Lescht and Deborah Windes from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. They presented their research on “What facilitates and/or inhibits full-time faculty members’ participation in online (including blended) education in Illinois colleges and universities” at the February 2010 ICCHE conference and is available on the Past Presentations page.