UWL & UW System 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
American Philosophical Society
College Art Association
Gerald R. Ford Library and Museum
Hagley Museum and Library
J.M. Kaplan Fund
National Endowment for the Humanities
National Gallery of Art
Education / Economic and Community Development
Economic History Association
Open Society Institute
U.S. Department of Education
Klingenstein (Esther A. & Joseph) Fund, Inc.
Macy (Josiah, Jr.) Foundation
National Institutes of Health
Science / Technology / Engineering / Math
Henry Luce Foundation
Huyck (Edmund Niles) Preserve and Biological Research Station
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
National Science Foundation
Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society
U.S. Department of Defense
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
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!
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org, 785-8007).
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.
Overview of UWL Awards for 2nd Quarter, FY 2017
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:
- 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).
- 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
- You must first register and request a reference number by March 20, 2017; this reference number can be obtained via the HFSP website.
- 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.
UWL & UW System 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
Program contact: Lema Kabashi, email@example.com
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)
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.
Program contact: UWL Foundation (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Program summary: The program supports conference costs for non-tenured faculty or instructional academic staff (IAS) with a continuing appointment.
Deadline: March 31, 2017
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