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UWL Margins of Excellence Fund

A page within Research & Sponsored Programs

Program suspended until further notice

The intent of the Margins of Excellence (MoE) Fund is to provide funds to heighten visibility and understanding of the importance of experiential learning as a high-impact practice both within UWL and externally to the greater community. Applications must be proposed by a recognized UWL program, unit, or organization. Individual faculty or staff members must work through a recognized unit with ideas that have a broad impact.

The Margins of Excellence (MoE) Fund is intended to serve as a catalyst for:

  1. Increasing the number of students having the interest and opportunity to participate in experiential learning opportunities
  2. Increasing the number of faculty wanting to incorporate experiential learning into their curriculum
  3. Increasing experiential learning opportunities that enhance the general public’s understanding and appreciation of the important contributions UWL makes to the economy and education of its citizenry (the Wisconsin Idea)
  4. Providing compelling reasons for donors (alumni, friends, and others) to invest in experiential learning endeavors
  5. Leveraging opportunities for matching donations for initiatives referenced above

It is not intended that this fund will supplant other university resources.

In 2019 and beyond, proposals that are environmentally themed will be directed to funding sources associated with the Prairie Springs initiatives through the UWL Foundation.

Deadline: Proposals (single PDF file of all required application content) due to on the third Friday in March by noon 

Next Deadline: Friday, March 15, 2024 by noon

Guidelines/Request for Proposals (RFP)

Documents you will need:

  • UWL MoE Fund Cover Page
  • Proposal narrative
    • If you make changes to the budget template, please be sure to verify the formulas.
    • This is a universal budget template.
    • Please refer to the RFP for allowable expenses.
  • Budget narrative
  • Letter(s) of support from relevant unit director(s)

Examples of Past Funded Proposals 

Please contact the Provost Office ( or 608.785.8042) if you have questions.