UWL Grants for Faculty & Staff

Note there may be earlier due dates than those listed below for routing applications to your department chair/unit director and/or college dean/division director to obtain approval or letters of support. For student funding, see Undergraduate Research & Creativity or Graduate Studies.

Grant Program Due Date* Eligible Applicants Program Contact
Academic Staff Professional Development Grant September 1 & February 1 (annually)*

Academic staff with at least a 50% academic year appointment

Academic Staff Council Chair

Advanced Online Instructor Training  Registration ends January 31, 2022 at noon See website Kristin Koepke
Carol Dobrunz Endowment Fund March 25, 2022 Non-tenured faculty & IAS with at least a 75% appointment IAS Committee Chair
CATL Course Improvement Grants Friday, January 14, 2022 by noon  Faculty and instructional academic staff with at least a 50% FTE during the cycle of application. Bryan Kopp
CATL Teaching and Learning Grant April 15, 2022
at noon
Full-time faculty & IAS Bryan Kopp
Crowdfunding August 31 & December 31 (annually)* Faculty, staff, & students Jenna Ives
Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL) Friday, January 14, 2022 by noon Faculty or IAS must be full-time UWL employees with instruction comprising at least .5 of their workload Kristin Koepke
Curricular Redesign Grant February 11, 2022 at noon Full-time faculty & IAS Bryan Kopp
Eagle Visiting Scholar/Artist Grant Monday, November 29, 2021 (Due to Dean) Faculty & academic staff Provost Office
Faculty Development Grant

Friday, January 28, 2022 at noon

Full-time faculty & IAS Bryan Kopp

Extraordinary D&I Service: Faculty Research Award

Tuesday, February 22, 2022 at 4:30 pm (Due to Dean) Probationary tenure-track faculty (see guidelines for more requirements) Provost Office
Faculty Research Grant October 27, 2021 
at 4:00 pm
Full-time faculty & IAS Melissa Nielsen
Graduate & Extended Learning Conference / Program Support Grant Ongoing Faculty & staff Lynn Weiland
International Program Development Grant Suspended until further notice

Faculty & academic staff with at least a 50% appointment

Karolyn Bald

International Scholarship Grant January 31, 2022 & April 25, 2022 (Due to Dean) Faculty & academic staff with at least a 50% appointment Provost Office
Online Instructor Training See program website Faculty & IAS with at least a 50% appointment Kristin Koepke
University Staff Professional Development Grant February 1, June 1, & October 1 (annually)* University staff who have completed at least one continuous year of UWL employment University Staff Council Chair
UWL Margins of Excellence Fund Thursday, February 17, 2022 by 4:00 pm Faculty & staff working through a recognized UWL program, unit, or organization Provost Office

*Program may have more than one funding cycle per year.

†All UWL sponsored grants require applicants to have a continuing appointment at UWL.

UW System & WiSys Grants

Grant Program

Due Date

Submit to

UWL Contact

Collaborative Health Sciences Program

See program website

Online portal Melissa Nielsen
Community Collaboration Grant

See program website

Online portal Melissa Nielsen

Community Impact Grant

See program website Online portal Melissa Nielsen
Faculty Research Grant (Tommy G. Thompson Center on Public Leadership)

Anticipated May 2022

Must email to thompsoncenter@wisc.edu  Melissa Nielsen

Freshwater Collaborative of Wisconsin

December 1, 2021 by 12:02 pm (CST)

freshwater-collaborative-AO@uwm.edu

CC: grants@uwlax.edu

Melissa Nielsen
Ideadvance

Anticipated spring 2022

Online portal Anne Hlavacka

Ignite Grant for Applied Research (WiSys)

Intent to submit (required): November 29, 2021

Full app: January 24, 2022 by 5:00 PM (CST)

Intent to submit: online form

Full app: Email to grants@wisys.org, CC: grants@uwlax.edu

Melissa Nielsen

Ignite Grant for Prototype Development (WiSys)

Temporarily suspended for FY2022-23 Online portal Melissa Nielsen
Institute for Research in the Humanities Fellowships (multiple fellowship programs)

UW System Fellowships: February 25, 2022

Other programs: see website

Varies by program Melissa Nielsen
Launch Grant Ongoing Online portal

WiSys Regional Associate

Spark Grant  Anticipated February 25, 2022 Online portal Melissa Nielsen
Speaker Grant - "Thompson Talks"

Anticipated May 2022

Must email to thompsoncenter@wisc.edu  Melissa Nielsen
UW System Regent Scholar Grant

November 5, 2022 by 5:00 PM (CST)

Online portal Melissa Nielsen
Wisconsin Joint Solicitation for Groundwater Research & Monitoring Proposals

October 29, 2021, 3:00 pm (CST)

eDrop online portal Melissa Nielsen
Wisconsin Teaching Fellows and Scholars Program December 1, 2021 kkoepke@uwlax.edu

Kristin Koepke

WiSCAP Ongoing

Email to grants@wisys.org, CC: grants@uwlax.edu 

WiSys Regional Associate

Funding Search Databases

Pivot Proquest expanding section

Pivot Proquest: Features funding opportunities for all disciplines, including federal and non-federal funding sources. Custom searches can be saved, and users can set-up automatic email alerts for their queries.

How to access: Set up individual user account.

GRC GrantSearch expanding section

GRC GrantSearch: Targeted database of approximately 2,000 funding opportunities that are recurring and have a national/regional scope.

How to access: Use the institutional GRC log-in and password. Contact ORSP.

GRC Faculty Alerts expanding section

GRC Faculty Alerts: Customized funding alerts by disciplinary areas, activity types, and/or funding sponsors. Save one or multiple alerts and customize them as your project interests change. GRC will send you monthly email updates targeted to your criteria.

How to access: Use the institutional GRC log-in and password. Contact ORSP.

Grants.gov expanding section

Grants.govSearchable database of all federal funding.

How to access: No log-in is required to search.

Foundations in Wisconsin expanding section

Foundations in Wisconsin: Searchable directory of active, grant-making foundations in Wisconsin.

How to access: UWL access is made available through the Murphy Library. Contact the Murphy Library reference desk with log-in issues.

H-Net: Humanities & Social Sciences Online expanding section

H-Net: Humanities & Social Sciences OnlineFree online forum for faculty in the humanities and social sciences to access a variety of information, including funding opportunities.

How to access: No log-in is required.

External Funding Sources

See the UWL External Grants website for more resources.