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 October 1, 2020*

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 April 21, 2021
at noon
Full-time faculty & IAS Bryan Kopp
Curricular Redesign Grant February 12, 2021 at noon Full-time faculty & IAS Bryan Kopp
Eagle Visiting Scholar/Artist Grant November 30, 2020 at 4:30 pm (Due to Dean) Faculty & academic staff Provost Office
Extended Learning Conference / Program Support Grant Ongoing Faculty & staff Lynn Weiland
Faculty Development Grant

January 22, 2021 at noon

Full-time faculty & IAS Bryan Kopp
Faculty Research Award for Extraordinary Service  February 22, 2021 at 4:30 pm (Due to Dean) Probationary tenure-track faculty (see guidelines for more requirements) Provost Office
Faculty Research Grant October 28, 2020 
at 4:00 pm
Full-time faculty & IAS Melissa Nielsen
International Program Development Grant Suspended until further notice

Faculty & academic staff with at least a 50% appointment

Karolyn Bald

International Scholarship Grant Suspended until further notice due to travel restrictions  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, 2020* University staff who have completed at least one continuous year of UWL employment University Staff Council Chair
UWL Margins of Excellence Fund February 18, 2021 at 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

Letter of intent (required): Anticipated March 2021 Online portal Melissa Nielsen
Faculty Research Grant (Tommy G. Thompson Center on Public Leadership)

Anticipated April 2021

Proposals must be submitted electronically and via hard copy Melissa Nielsen
Ideadvance

Anticipated April 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: February 26, 2021

Other programs: see website

Varies by program Melissa Nielsen
Launch Grant Ongoing Online portal

WiSys Regional Associate

Spark Grant  February 1, 2020 Online portal Melissa Nielsen
Speaker Grant - "Thompson Talks"

Anticipated March 2021

Must email to thompsoncenter@wisc.edu and mail hard copies 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.