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 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

May 18, 2022 at noon

Full-time faculty & IAS Bryan Kopp
Crowdfunding February 24, 2022 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, July 4, 2022 (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

Friday, May 13, 2022 at 4:30 pm (Due to Dean) Probationary tenure-track faculty (see guidelines for more requirements) Provost Office
Faculty Research Grant October 26, 2022 
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 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
Prairie Springs Excellence Award March 4, 2022 Faculty, IAS, & undergraduates Kelly Sultzbach
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 18, 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

Eligible Applicants

Program Contact

APPStart Challenge

March 7, 2022

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

May 20, 2022 by 5:00 pm (CST)

Tenured or tenure-track faculty, and academic staff with PI status Melissa Nielsen

Freshwater Collaborative of Wisconsin

June 1, 2022 by 5:00 pm (CST)

Faculty & academic staff Melissa Nielsen
Ideadvance

Anticipated spring 2022

Faculty, staff, students, & alumni 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)

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

Ignite Grant for Prototype Development (WiSys)

Temporarily suspended for FY2022-23 Faculty & academic staff Melissa Nielsen
Institute for Research in the Humanities Fellowships (multiple fellowship programs)

UW System Fellowships: February 25, 2022

Other programs: see website

Humanities faculty Melissa Nielsen
Launch Grant Ongoing Faculty & academic staff

WiSys Regional Associate

Spark Grant  February 25, 2022 Faculty, academic staff, & students Melissa Nielsen
Speaker Event Grant (Tommy G. Thompson Center on Public Leadership)

May 20, 2022 by 5:00 pm (CST)

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

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

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

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

Faculty & academic staff with PI status Melissa Nielsen
Wisconsin Teaching Fellows and Scholars Program December 1, 2021 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.