Grant News, January 2017

Latest News

ORSP Has Moved On (to 243 Graff Main Hall)!

UWL Faculty Research Day to Be Held Friday, January 20, in Centennial Hall

NIH Makes Guidelines More User Friendly

Overview of UWL Awards for 2nd Quarter, FY2017

Recent Submissions & Awards

Foundation Spotlight

Human Frontier Science Program

UWL & UW System Grants

UWL Curricular Redesign Grants

UWL International Program Development Fund

UWL International Scholarship Grant

UWL Foundation Carol Dobrunz Endowment Fund

Wisconsin Sea Grants

External Grants

Grants listed below require the institutional GRC log-in to access. If you need the GRC log-in, please see the newsletter in your UWL inbox or contact ORSP.

Arts / Humanities / International

American Library Association

Diversity Research Grants – Mar 01, 2017

American Philosophical Society

Library Resident Research Fellowships – Mar 01, 2017

Phillips Fund for Native American Research – Mar 01, 2017

College Art Association

Millard Meiss Publication Grants – Mar 15, 2017

Gerald R. Ford Library and Museum

Research Travel Grants Program – Mar 15, 2017

Hagley Museum and Library

Fellowship Programs – Mar 31, 2017

J.M. Kaplan Fund

Furthermore Grants in Publishing – Mar 01, 2017

National Endowment for the Humanities

Institutes for Advanced Topics in the Digital Humanities – Mar 14, 2017

Summer Seminars and Institutes (Host) – Mar 01, 2017

Summer Seminars and Institutes (Participant) – Mar 01, 2017

National Gallery of Art

Research Fellowships – Mar 21, 2017  ++

Tinker Foundation

Institutional Grants – Mar 01, 2017

Education / Economic and Community Development

Economic History Association

Arthur H. Cole Grants in Aid – Mar 01, 2017

Open Society Institute

Open Society Fellowships – Mar 01, 2017

U.S. Department of Education

Unsolicited Grant Opportunities – Mar 07, 2017


Klingenstein (Esther A. & Joseph) Fund, Inc.

Fellowship Awards in the Neurosciences – Mar 01, 2017

Macy (Josiah, Jr.) Foundation

Macy Faculty Scholars and Grants Program – Feb 15, 2017

National Institutes of Health

NIH Summer Research Experience Programs – Mar 23, 2017

Role of the Microflora in the Etiology of Gastro-Intenstinal Cancer – Mar 03, 2017

Science / Technology / Engineering / Math

Henry Luce Foundation

Clare Boothe Luce Program (Women in Science, Math, and Engineering) – Mar 06, 2017

Huyck (Edmund Niles) Preserve and Biological Research Station

Graduate and Postgraduate Research Grants – Mar 10, 2017

National Aeronautics and Space Administration

NASA’s One Stop Shopping Initiative (OSSI) (NIFS) – Mar 01, 2017

National Science Foundation

Critical Techniques, Technologies, and Methodologies for Advancing Foundations and Applications of Big Data Sciences and Engineering – March 22, 2017

Cybersecurity Innovation for Cyberinfrastructure – Mar 01, 2017

Software Infrastructure for Sustained Innovation – Mar 07, 2017

Sedimentary Geology and Paleobiology – Proposals accepted at anytime

STEM-C Partnerships: MSP – Mar 29, 2017

Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (S-STEM) – Mar 29, 2017

Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society

Grants-in-Aid of Research – Mar 15, 2017

U.S. Department of Defense

ARL Broad Agency Announcement – Mar 31, 2017

U.S. Department of Justice

Forensic Research and Development – Feb 28, 2017 (Additional opportunities and deadlines on the DOJ website)

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Science to Achieve Results (STAR) Research Grants – Mar 02, 2017

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Latest News

ORSP Has Moved On (to 243 Graff Main Hall)!

The staff of the Office of Research & Sponsored Programs (ORSP) has just moved from their long-time home in 220 Morris Hall to 243 Graff Main Hall. Please stop by to say hello and check out the shiny, new space!

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UWL Faculty Research Day to Be Held Friday, January 20, in Centennial Hall

The 22nd Annual UWL Faculty Research Day will be held Friday, January 20, in Centennial Hall, with registration beginning at 8:00 am by the Hall of Nations. The Chancellor and Provost will make opening remarks at 8:30 am, and morning refreshments will be served before presentations begin. The full agenda and presentation abstracts can be found on the ORSP website. Following presentations, a luncheon will be held in the Hall of Nations, featuring a presentation by Dr. Scott Cooper, Director of Undergraduate Research & Creativity, highlighting the Community Partnership Portal.

The event celebrates the university’s research, scholarly, and creative activities, and provides an opportunity to learn about the diverse scholarship being undertaken by throughout the campus community. It is sponsored by the Provost & Vice Chancellor and the Office of Research & Sponsored Programs. Please contact ORSP with any questions (, 785-8007).

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NIH Makes Guidelines More User Friendly

Every year, and sometimes more frequently, NIH will publish updated grant application guidelines. While the friendly faces in your local ORSP read these guidelines frequently to make sure that you, the grant seeker, are not blindsided by any significant changes, we understand that at first glance, the one…no, two…okay, three sets of guidelines that govern the your application can be quite daunting. All the fine print could be to blame for this. However, no worries. Now NIH has your back as well. On November 22, 2016, NIH released notes on the new guidelines that outline changes to format and structure; the agency’s most recent revisions are intended to “enhance clarity of existing instructions” as well as to clarify “what is required and optional throughout the instructions.” Additionally, NIH has added a new symbol (shown below) that you can hover over, and an explanation appears explaining changes to that particular component. In short, NIH’s most recent revisions have attempted to remove some of the anxiety from the process of decoding agency guidelines.


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Overview of UWL Awards for 2nd Quarter, FY 2017


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Recent Submissions


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Recent Awards


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Foundation Spotlight

Human Frontier Science Program

The Human Frontier Science Program’s (HFSP) overarching goals are to support cutting-edge research at the frontiers of the life sciences; to promote high-risk research; to promote international collaborations that emphasize HFSP’s belief in “science without borders”; to provide financial means to encourage and support early career research; and to promote inclusiveness by increasing participation of female researchers.

HSFP focuses on fundamental life science problems and prioritizes proposals that pair researchers in the life sciences with researchers in other disciplines (such as biophysics, chemistry, computational biology, computer science, engineering, mathematics, nanoscience, or physics).  Two grant types are provided:

  1. Young Investigators’ Grants: These grants are awarded to teams of researchers who are within 10 years of receiving their Ph.D. and within 5 years of starting their first independent position; all members of the team must be within 5 years of their starting position. The goal of these grants is to have newer, independent investigators in the life sciences establish collaborations with other scientists (preferably those from other disciplines).
  2. Program Grants: These grants are awarded to established teams or researchers who are at any stage in their science careers. The program supports innovative interdisciplinary and international research collaboration.

Requirements: The principal investigator/applicant must be located in an HFSP-eligible country. Team sizes for collaborative proposals vary from two to four international members.

Awards: Awards are dependent on team size (see below) and are made for a three-year period. See the grant guidelines for further details.

  • Team of 2: $250,000 per year
  • Team of 3: $350,000 per year
  • Team of 4: $450,000 per year


  1. You must first register and request a reference number by March 20, 2017; this reference number can be obtained via the HFSP website.
  2. A letter of intent (LOI) must then be submitted by March 30, 2017, to the HFSP website. PIs will be notified by early July 2017 if they are invited to submit a full application, with a deadline of mid-September 2017.


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UWL & UW System Grants

UWL Curricular Redesign Grants

Program contact: UWL Center for Advancing Teaching & Learning (CATL)

Program summary: Curricular Redesign Grants (CRG) support groups of instructors to develop or redesign and implement curricula and teaching practices in academic programs. The grants fund projects that involve significant revisions intended to address challenging learning goals, student learning problems, and/or achievement gaps. Priority will be given to projects that go above and beyond normal curriculum development, course updates, and minor revisions. Projects should include design, assessment, and further improvement of curriculum and teaching practices.

Deadline: February 17, 2017

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UWL International Program Development Fund

Program contact: Lema Kabashi,

Program summary: This particular grant program focuses on the development of faculty and staff-led programs (e.g., scoping visits) or faculty exchanges.

Deadline: February 6, 2017 (annually recurring on first Monday in October, February, and May)

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UWL International Scholarship Grant

Program contact: Provost Office

Program summary: The program exists to help support the internationalization of the university, including research and other scholarly projects that are international in scope and have the potential to transform the applicant’s research.  One of the primary outcomes associated with the program is the support of travel costs to present research at international venues.

Deadlines: February 6, 2017 (annually recurring on first Monday in October, February, and May)

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UWL Foundation Carol Dobrunz Endowment Fund

Program contact: UWL Foundation (

Program summary: The program supports conference costs for non-tenured faculty or instructional academic staff (IAS) with a continuing appointment.

Deadline: March 31, 2017

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Wisconsin Sea Grants

Funding agency: University of Wisconsin Sea Grant Institute

Program summary: Wisconsin Sea Grants provide integrated research, outreach, and education programs that provide tangible benefits for ocean, coastal, and Great Lakes environments and the communities they support. Ranging from $100,000-$120,000, these grants support research in the following areas of interest: 1) Wisconsin Targeted Focus Areas, including Green Bay Interdisciplinary Research; Bluff, Beach and Nearshore Sediment Dynamics; and Great Lakes and Water Literacy Assessment. 2) Wisconsin Base Focus Areas, including Healthy Coastal Ecosystems; Sustainable Fisheries and Aquaculture; and Resilient Communities and Economies. 3) Special Joint Calls for Proposal with other state Sea Grant programs, including MN-WI Joint Call for Proposals; and IL/IN-WI Joint Call for Proposals. In addition, the program solicits education proposals for up to $25,000 a year to address our fourth priority base focus area for Environmental Literacy and Workforce Development (Non-research Education Projects).

Deadlines: Required pre-proposal due January 24, 2017 and full proposal due April 28, 2017

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