UW System grants

Program information

UW System annually announces competitions of interest to faculty and academic staff. Depending on the type of grant program, some system proposals are handled by the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL) and some by ORSP.

**Please call the CETL Office at 715-836-2385 or ORSP at 715-836-3405 for current deadline and program information prior to developing a proposal for any of these UW System programs.**

UW System Due date (Dates change; check program website for exact dates)
Undergraduate Water Research Fellowship Program
TBA (ORSP deadline)
TBA (UW System deadline)
TBA
Spark Grant Program
October 1, 2019
October 1, 2019
Ignite Grant Program
Required Intent to Submit Email: December 2, 2019 (System Deadline)
Proposal: January 27, 2020 (System Deadline)
Proposal: January 20, 2020 (to ORSP)
Teaching and Learning Grants
TBA (ORSP deadline)
TBD (to ORSP)
Wisconsin Teaching Fellow
December 19, 2019 (System Deadline)
December 12, 2019 (to CETL)
Wisconsin Teaching Scholar Program
December 19, 2019(System Deadline)
December 12, 2019 (to CETL)
Center for 21st Century Studies Fellowships
TBA (System Deadline)
TBD (to ORSP)
Institute for Research in the Humanities Fellowship
TBA (System Deadline)
TBD (to ORSP)
Groundwater Research and Monitoring for Wisconsin
November 1, 2019 (System Deadline)

October 25 (to ORSP)

Spark Grant Program

October 1, 2019 (System Deadline): September 24 (to ORSP)
The WiSys Spark Grant Program has been designed to help faculty advance their knowledge and technology to commercialization. The Fund provides awards of $500-$10,000/project to faculty, academic staff, or students towards implementation and completion of short-term projects. Click on the following links for application guidelines and the scoring rubric.  

Ignite Grant Program for Applied Research

Required Intent to Submit Email: December 2 (System Deadline)
Proposal: January 27, 2020 (System Deadline); January 20, 2020 (to ORSP)
This program encourages faculty to use their expertise and to apply their scholarship to support the economic development of Wisconsin. The UW System-sponsored Ingnite Grant Program for Applied Research offers 14-month for up to $50,000. Faculty and staff in all disciplines on all UW campuses are eligible to apply. More information can be found at: https://www.wisys.org/grants/ignitegrantprogram-appliedresearch

Teaching and Learning Grants

(System Deadline TBA)
Provides support for 3 categories: local, regional, or systemwide workshops or conferences focused on effective and innovative teaching; research projects that focus on assessment of student learning outcomes and quality teaching practices; innovative campus proposals to start or sustain teaching and learning programs or centers. Contact ORSP for the proposal guidelines and forms.

Wisconsin Teaching Fellow

December 19, 2019 (System Deadline): December 12 (to ORSP)
The Wisconsin Teaching Fellows group will include outstanding early-career, untenured faculty and teaching academic staff.  Candidates must be exceptional teachers who publicly share their expertise and demonstrate leadership. Each participant undertakes a significant SoTL project, records the project’s progress on an electronic poster, and disseminates the results in public forums.  More information can be found at: https://www.wisconsin.edu/opid/download/wtfs_application_materials/WTFS-2020-21-Program-Description-Call-for-Applications.pdf 

Wisconsin Teaching Scholar

December 19, 2019 (System Deadline): December 12 (to ORSP)
The Wisconsin Teaching Scholars group will include outstanding tenured faculty and experienced academic staff. Candidates must be exceptional teachers who publicly share their expertise and demonstrate leadership. Each participant undertakes a significant SoTL project, records the project’s progress on an electronic poster, and disseminates the results in public forums. More information can be found at:  https://www.wisconsin.edu/opid/download/wtfs_application_materials/WTFS-2020-21-Program-Description-Call-for-Applications.pdf 

Center for 21st Century Studies Fellowships

TBA (System Deadline); TBA (to ORSP)
Invites fellows to contribute to the mission to imagine, define, and create the emergent field of 21st century studies, answering the question, "What Should 21st Century Studies Do?" Up to $3,000 is provided to the home institution to defray replacement costs. More information can be found at http://www4.uwm.edu/c21/pages/opportunities/forFaculty.html.

Institute for Research in the Humanities Fellowship

TBA (System Deadline); TBD (to ORSP)
Offers one- or two-semester fellowships at UW-Madison's Institute for Research in the Humanities. Up to $5,000 is provided to the home institution to defray replacement costs. More information can be found at https://irh.wisc.edu/irh-fellowships/

Groundwater Research and Monitoring for Wisconsin

November 1, 2019 (System Deadline); October 25, 2019 (to ORSP)
The University of Wisconsin System  and Wisconsin Departments of Natural Resources (DNR); Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP); and, Safety and Professional Services (DSPS) offer support for scientific research that will answer key scientific questions and advance  understanding of groundwater in Wisconsin. Approximately $200,000 to $500,000 will be available for projects. More information can be found at https://www.wri.wisc.edu/opportunities/state-of-wisconsin-joint-solicitation/.

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