Welcome to the Doctoral Research Support Program

About Us

The Doctoral Research Support Program (DRSP) is a campus-wide initiative that assists doctoral students enrolled at the University of Illinois. Funded by the University Library, the DRSP’s core service areas include:

  • General Research Support & Consultation
  • Information Management Training
  • Assistance with Literature Reviews
  • Peer-to-Peer Mentoring
  • Writing
  • Teaching Support
  • Publishing Support

The DRSP Team is committed to creating a welcoming, stress-free, and supportive environment where doctoral students can reflect and thrive in their academic pursuits. 

Research Consultations

We offer research support and consultation office hours twice a week.

Wednesday: 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm 
Thursday: 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm 

For those interested in participating in the Peer Mentoring Program, please visit the Peer Mentoring page to register and for more information on the program itself. The program’s administrators will match you with another doctoral student from a similar field of study and/or with similar research interests.

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