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 March 12, 2021*

Academic staff with at least a 50% academic year appointment

Academic Staff Council Chair

Carol Dobrunz Endowment Fund March 26, 2021 Non-tenured faculty & IAS with at least a 75% appointment IAS Committee Chair
CATL Teaching and Learning Grant *Deadline Extended* April 21, 2021
at noon
Full-time faculty & IAS Bryan Kopp
Crowdfunding October 1, 2021* Faculty, staff, & students Jenna Ives
Curriculum Development Grants for Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL) March 5, 2021 at noon Faculty or IAS must be full-time UWL employees with instruction comprising at least .5 of their workload Provost Office
Curricular Redesign Grant February 26, 2021 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 Monday, September 27, 2021 (Due to Dean) Faculty & academic staff with at least a 50% appointment Provost Office
Online Course Development Funding Suspended until further notice  Faculty & IAS with at least a 50% appointment Kristin Koepke
Online Instructor Training See program website Faculty & IAS with at least a 50% appointment Kristin Koepke
University Staff Professional Development Grant October 1, 2021* 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

Preliminary app (required): September 1, 2020, 5:00 pm

Invited full apps: October 20, 2020

Online portal Melissa Nielsen
Community Collaboration Grant

See program website

Online portal Melissa Nielsen

Community Impact Grant

Monday, August 16, 2021 by 11:59 pm Online portal Melissa Nielsen
Faculty Research Grant (Tommy G. Thompson Center on Public Leadership)

Thursday, May 20, 2021 by 5:00 pm (CST)

Must email to thompsoncenter@wisc.edu  Melissa Nielsen
Freshwater Collaborative of Wisconsin

Varies by track


CC: grants@uwlax.edu

Melissa Nielsen

Application deadline extended to July 16, 2021

Online portal Anne Hlavacka

Ignite Grant for Applied Research (WiSys)

Intent to submit (required): November 30, 2020

Full app: January 25, 2021 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 FY2021-22 Online portal Melissa Nielsen
Institute for Research in the Humanities Fellowships (multiple fellowship programs)

UW System Fellowships: March 12, 2021

Other programs: see website

Varies by program Melissa Nielsen
Launch Grant Ongoing Online portal

WiSys Regional Associate

Spark Grant  March 1, 2021 Online portal Melissa Nielsen
Speaker Grant - "Thompson Talks"

Thursday, May 20, 2021 by 5:00 pm (CST)

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

By invitation only

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

October 30, 2020, 3:00 pm (CDT)

eDrop online portal Melissa Nielsen
Wisconsin Teaching Fellows and Scholars Program Generally early November (contact CATL) 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.