Visiting Scholar / Artist of Color program

As part of UWL’s vision that diversity is central to providing and maintaining a quality learning environment, UWL endeavors to bring scholars/artists of color to campus through the Visiting Scholar/Artist of Color grant program. The purpose of this program is to increase the exposure and access of the UWL campus community - including students, faculty, staff, and the surrounding community - to the scholarship, creativity, experiences, and perspectives of people of color.

Specific goals of the program include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • To increase the UWL campus community’s exposure and access to the scholarship, creativity, experiences and perspectives of persons of color.
  • To combat racial and ethnic stereotypes about intellectual ability, academic expertise, and ability to excel in a broad range of disciplines.
  • To combat the phenomenon of stereotype threat related to the above stereotypes.
  • To increase students’ access to racially and ethnically diverse role models and mentors in a variety of fields.
  • To increase UWL’s ability to solicit racially and ethnically diverse applicant pools in future searches for faculty and IAS positions by developing personal networks of contacts.

All UWL faculty and academic staff are eligible to submit a proposal to bring a qualified individual(s) to visit campus during the academic year. Visits are restricted to the academic year to allow significant interaction with students, faculty, and staff by the visiting scholar/artist. Travel costs and honoraria may be requested in the grant application. Proposed projects must involve at least one Academic Department and have the support of the Department Chair.

Deadlines: All proposals (Grant Proposal Reports from Digital Measures) are due to the relevant Dean/Division Head one week prior to the deadlines

  • For fall semester scholars: second Monday in July by 4:00 pm
  • For spring semester scholars: first Monday in December by 4:00 pm

Due to Dean: Monday, July 6, 2020

Deadline for submission by Dean: Grant Proposal Reports from Digital Measures must be submitted to by the Dean/Division Head by Monday, July 13, 2020 by 4:00 p.m.

Guidelines/Request for Proposals (RFP)

Documents you will need to upload into Digital Measures:

  • Proposal narrative
  • Budget - If you make changes to the budget template, please be sure to verify the formulas. IMPORTANT NOTES:
    • This is a universal budget template. 
    • Not all categories listed will be allowable for this grant.
    • Please refer to the guidelines/RFP for allowable expenses.
  • Budget narrative
  • Letter of support from the Academic Department Chair

Having trouble with the grant submission process? Please scroll to the bottom of the screen for an instructional video.

  • The uploading process is demonstrated first in the video.
  • See minute 5:33 in the video for a demonstration of generating a grant proposal report.

Please email or call 608.785.8042 if you have questions.

How to Create Internal Grant Proposals in Digital Measures