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 February 1 , June 1, & October 1 (annually)*

Academic staff with at least a 50% academic year appointment

Academic Staff Council Chair

Advanced Online Instructor Training  Registration ends May 19, 2023 at noon See website Kristin Koepke
Carol Dobrunz Endowment Fund March 31, 2023 Non-tenured faculty & IAS with at least a 75% appointment IAS Committee Chair
Course Improvement Grants November 3, 2022 at noon Faculty & IAS with at least a 50% appointment Bryan Kopp
Crowdfunding February 1, 2023, & May 1, 2023 Faculty, staff, & students Jenna Ives
Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL) April 14, 2023 at noon Full-time faculty & IAS with instruction comprising at least 50% of their workload Kristin Koepke
Curricular Redesign Grant February 10, 2023 at noon Full-time faculty & IAS Bryan Kopp
Eagle Visiting Scholar/Artist Grant Monday, July 3, 2023 (Due to Dean) Faculty & academic staff Provost Office

Extraordinary D&I Service: Faculty Research Award

Friday, May 12, 2023 at 4:30 pm (Due to Dean) Probationary tenure-track faculty (see guidelines for more requirements) Provost Office
Faculty Development Grant

Friday, January 27, 2023 at noon

Full-time faculty & IAS Bryan Kopp
Faculty Research Grant October 25, 2023 
at 4:00 pm
Full-time faculty & IAS Melissa Nielsen
Green Fund

Mini grants: ongoing

Large grants: fall & spring semester* (see webpage)

Mini grants: students

Large grants: faculty, staff, & students

Green Fund Coordinator
International Program Development Grant Suspended until further notice

Faculty & academic staff with at least a 50% appointment

Karolyn Bald

International Scholarship Grant September 26, 2022; January 30, 2023; & April 24, 2023*  (Due to Dean) Faculty & academic staff with at least a 50% appointment Provost Office
Lesson Study Grant April 10, 2023 at 5 pm Faculty & IAS with at least a 50% appointment Bryan Kopp
Online Instructor Training Registration ends December 15, 2022 at noon Faculty & IAS with at least a 50% appointment Kristin Koepke
Prairie Springs Excellence Award Anticipated March 2023 Faculty, IAS, & undergraduates Kelly Sultzbach
Scholarship of Teaching & Learning Grant April 10, 2023 at 5 pm Faculty & IAS with at least a 50% appointment Bryan Kopp
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 Friday, March 17, 2023 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

Eligible Applicants

Program Contact

APPStart Challenge

Anticipated early 2023

Faculty, staff, students, & alumni Adhira Sunkara (WiSys)

Collaborative Health Sciences Program

See program website

Faculty & academic staff (may serve as co-PIs or collaborators) Melissa Nielsen
Community Collaboration Grant

See program website

Faculty & academic staff Melissa Nielsen

Community Impact Grant

See program website Faculty & academic staff Melissa Nielsen

Freshwater Collaborative of Wisconsin

June 1, 2022, 5 pm

Faculty & academic staff Melissa Nielsen
Ideadvance

Anticipated July 2023

Faculty, staff, students, & alumni Anne Hlavacka

Ignite Grant for Applied Research (WiSys)

Intent to submit (required): November 28, 2022

Full app: January 23, 2023, 5 pm

Faculty & academic staff with at least a 50% appointment Melissa Nielsen

Ignite Grant for Prototype Development (WiSys)

Temporarily suspended for FY2023-2024 Faculty & academic staff Melissa Nielsen
Institute for Research in the Humanities Fellowships (multiple fellowship programs)

UW System Fellowships: February 23, 2023

Other programs: see website

Humanities faculty Melissa Nielsen
Launch Grant Ongoing Faculty & academic staff

WiSys Regional Associate

Research Grant (Tommy G. Thompson Center on Public Leadership)

Anticipated May 2023

Tenured or tenure-track faculty, and academic staff with PI status Melissa Nielsen
Spark Grant  March 16, 2023 Faculty, academic staff, & students Melissa Nielsen
Speaker Event Grant (Tommy G. Thompson Center on Public Leadership)

Anticipated May 2023

University leadership; academic/administrative departments; faculty; researchers; programs, centers, & institutes; and student organizations in collaboration with one of the preceding entities Melissa Nielsen
UW System Regent Scholar Grant

TBA

Faculty nominated by the institution Melissa Nielsen
Wisconsin Joint Solicitation for Groundwater Research & Monitoring Proposals

TBA

Faculty & academic staff with PI status Melissa Nielsen
Wisconsin Sea Grant

Preproposal (required): January 13, 2023, 3 pm

Full app: April 28, 2023, 3 pm

Faculty & staff with PI status

Melissa Nielsen

Wisconsin Space Grant Consortium Multiple deadlines primarily in October & December for faculty programs Faculty, staff, & students

Melissa Nielsen

Wisconsin Teaching Fellows and Scholars Program November 30, 2022, 5 pm Faculty & IAS

Kristin Koepke

WiSCAP Ongoing

Faculty & academic staff

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.