UWL & UW System Grants
Most 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 Cancer Society
American Psychological Foundation
Elsa U. Pardee Foundation
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Cancer Biology Research-Multiple opportunities & deadlines
Conference Grants to Advance Collaborative Research on Aging Biology (R13)-Apr 12, 2018
Division of Cardiovascular Sciences-Multiple opportunities & deadlines
NIH Support for Conferences and Scientific Meetings (R13)-April 12, 2018
Platform Delivery Technologies for Nucleic Acid Therapeutics (R41/$42)-Apr 5, 2018
National Multiple Sclerosis Society
Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues (SPSSI members only; multiple opportunities)
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
US Department of Health and Human Services
US Food and Drug Administration
American Astronomical Society
Civilian Research and Development Foundation Global
Cooperative Grants Program-Multiple deadlines (cooperative research for scientists & engineers to address critical societal needs)
Human Frontier Science Program
Research Grants, Fellowships and Awards-Mar 19, 2018 (interdisciplinary, international research on complex mechanisms of living organisms)
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
Research Opportunities in Space & Earth Sciences (ROSES)-Multiple deadlines (over 50 programs released monthly supporting all aspects of basic & applied research & technology in space and earth sciences)
National Science Foundation (NSF)
NSF INCLUDES-Apr 4, 2018 (increasing participation and enhancing preparation of underrepresented, underserved individuals in STEM)
NSF-CBMS Regional Research Conferences in the Mathematical Sciences- Apr 27, 2018
Expeditions in Computing-Apr 25, 2018
Communications, Circuits, and Sensing-Systems-Apr 2, 2018
Electronics, Photonics, and Magnetic Devices-Apr 2, 2018
Industry/University Cooperative Research Centers Program-Apr 18, 2018
Smithsonian Institution (undergrad/grad internships; grad/senior fellowships)
US Department of Agriculture
Organic Agriculture Research and Extension Initiative-Mar 29, 2018 (biological, physical, and social sciences, including economics)
Organic Transitions Program-Mar 29, 2018
Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program-Apr 2018 (Additional multiple deadlines)
US Department of Commerce
US Department of Defense
US Department of Energy
US Department of the Interior
US Department of Transportation
Whitehall Foundation (basic research in vertebrate and invertebrate neurobiology)
Changes Made to UWL Carol Dobrunz Endowment Fund Application Process
Effective for the upcoming March 30, 2018, submission deadline, the application process for the UWL Carol Dobrunz Endowment Fund has undergone several changes. Despite changes to the process, the program’s purpose and eligibility criteria remain the same. Changes include the following:
- Application materials should now be entered into Digital Measures (DM). Then the applicant must generate a Grant Proposal Report in DM. The Grant Proposal Report serves as the application that is to be submitted by the applicant for review. This mirrors the application process for the majority of other UWL internal grants.
- Applications (DM Grant Proposal Reports) should be submitted via email to email@example.com prior to the deadline.
- The Faculty Senate Instructional Academic Staff (IAS) Committee will now serve as the grant program review panel.
The grant guidelines have been updated with instructions for the new application process, and a tutorial video on the program webpage provides step-by-step instructions and recommendations on entering information into DM and generating a DM Grant Proposal Report.
The UWL Carol Dobrunz Endowment Fund supports conference costs for eligible non-tenured faculty or IAS with a continuing appointment. The award may be used for conference related travel costs. To be eligible, the conference must occur between July 1 and June 30 of the upcoming year. Applications are due the last Friday in March (March 30, 2018).
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Save the Dates for Grant Seeking Professional Development Webinars!
In spring 2018, WiSys Regional Research Administrator Jeremy Miner (UW-Eau Claire) will be hosting five professional development webinars for UW System faculty and staff. Topics will span the continuum of grant seeking expertise, addressing the needs of novice as well as seasoned grant applicants. Sessions are each targeted to be 75 minutes total, with 60 minutes of presentation and 15 minutes for Q&A.
Dates and topics are provided below. The webinars will be hosted by ORSP in the Institute for Campus Excellence (150 Murphy Library).
Department of Education Publishes Upcoming Grants
The Department of Education’s Office of Innovation and Improvement (OII) posted upcoming grant opportunities for the 2018 year. Several offices fall under the OII, including Institute of Education Sciences; Office of Elementary and Secondary Education; Office of Postsecondary Education; Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services; Office of Career, Technical, & Adult Education; and Office of English Language Acquisition.
Anticipated grants to be rolled out in the next few months include Promise Neighborhoods Implementation Grants, Teacher Quality Partnership, Charter Schools Program, Arts in Education (Model Development & Dissemination and the National Program), Education and Innovation Research Program, and Supporting Effective Educator Development. The OII website provides continuing updates to RFPs, upcoming deadlines, anticipated award size and number of awards, and contact information for each grant opportunity.
Source: GRC GrantWeek
NSF Hosts S-STEM Webinars for FY18 Submissions
The National Science Foundation (NSF) will be hosting upcoming webinars in February for the upcoming Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering, & Mathematics (S-STEM) program submission deadline. S-STEM applications are due March 28, 2018. The first half-hour of the webinar will consist of an overview of the program itself; this will be followed by a question-and-answer session. It will be helpful to review the solicitation before the webinars. Upcoming webinar dates and access information is provided below. Full webinar information and content is archived at the S-STEM webinar website.
When: 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Central Time, Tuesday, 6 February
Meeting number (access code): 745 404 200.
Meeting password: vMt7aGF$
Host: Tom Kim (chemistry, firstname.lastname@example.org)
When: 11:00 am to 1:00 p.m. Central Time, Thursday, 15 February
Meeting number (access code): 742 904 512.
Meeting password: uVCjCm?2
Host: Ron Buckmire (mathematics, email@example.com)
EPA Seeks Local Partners to Enhance Environmental Education
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is soliciting applications for the 2018 Environmental Education (EE) Local Grant Program. Approximately $3 million will be spread out between EPA’s 10 regions to promote environmental and conservation literacy and encourage behavior that will benefit the environment in local communities. Each region is expected to award three to four grants this cycle, meaning applicants willonly be competing against other local entities for multiple chances at funding. EPA does require cost sharing, and exactly 25 percent of the total award amount must go to subgrantees.
Applications are due by March 15, 2018.
Source: GRC GrantWeek
NSF 2018 Proposal Guidelines Changes in Effect January 29, 2018
The National Science Foundation (NSF) has finalized the changes to the 2018 Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG). These changes have gone into effect for all NSF applications submitted on or after January 29, 2018. The significant changes are summarized as follows and can be reviewed more in-depth in the January Grant News:
- Eligibility Standards: Eligibility standards have been revised for international branch campuses of institutions of higher education
- Project Description must include an “Intellectual Merit” section
- Budget Justification has increased from 3 to 5 pages
- Clarifying language added to the PAPPG in relation to the required “Results from Prior NSF Support” section of the Project Description
- New Language about Life Sciences Dual Use Research of Concern (DURC)
Additional updates and clarifications can be found in NSF’s PAPPG under “Significant Changes and Clarifications to the PAPPG.”
Overview of UWL Awards for 2nd Quarter, FY 2018
UWL & UW System Grants
UWL Margins of Excellence Fund
Program contact: UWL Provost Office
Summary: The Provost’s Office is requesting proposals associated with enhancing experiential learning opportunities for UWL students. The intent of the Margins of Excellence 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. It is not intended that this fund will supplant University resources that support these types of programs. It is desirable that the use of these funds serve as a catalyst for 1) increasing the number of students having the interest and opportunity to participate in experiential learning opportunities, 2) more faculty wanting to incorporate experiential learning into their curriculum, 3) providing compelling reasons for donors (alumni, friends, and others) to invest in this Margins of Educational Excellence, 4) taking advantage of donation challenges where possible, and 5) for the general public to understand and appreciate this important contribution of UWL to the economy and education of its citizenry (The Wisconsin Idea).
Eligibility: Eligibility is limited to recognized UWL programs, units, or organizations. Individual faculty or staff members are encouraged to work through a recognized unit with ideas that have a wide impact. Preference will be given to proposals that 1) effectively indicate a wide impact on or for UWL, 2) provide robust ideas for the assessment of outcomes, and 3) clearly articulate a sound plan for a continuity of the project without Margins of Excellence funding (if applicable).
Allowable costs: Funds shall be used to support a variety of experiential learning opportunities across campus. Programs that provide direct student support should prepare them or enhance current or future educational experiences, as opposed to awarding them for past accomplishments. Possible uses of the Fund may include, but are not limited, to the following:
- Student stipends and support for undergraduate and graduate student research, creative activities, student teaching/clinical experiences in the School of Education, clinical experiences, especially in the allied health fields internships, especially those that are unpaid, study away/abroad experiences, student leadership. experiences, and/or community service experiences
- Facilitation of programs being developed and administered by the Office of Undergraduate Research.
- Development and/or enhancement of specific programs between a campus unit and external partner such as a business, governmental or non-governmental agency, etc. Some possibilities might include leveraging the funds with these entities.
- Development workshops for faculty to learn how to become involved with experiential learning. This might include workshops for faculty to share their experiences with colleagues.
- Recognition/celebratory event(s) for participants—student participants, faculty mentors, community partners, and the general public. This could include receptions, lunches, dinners, etc., and could include research and other scholarly exhibitions.
- Marketing of programs on campus and beyond (e.g., to students, faculty members, community partners, possible donors).
Proposal Format: Proposals should include the required documents below:
- Cover sheet with abstract: Indicate the unit(s)/program(s)/organization(s), primary contact(s), timeline for project, and 300-word abstract of project. Indicate if the proposal is for a Small Grant ($4,000 or less) or a Substantive Grant (over $4,000).
- Narrative: Not to exceed 3 double-spaced pages. The narrative must include a plan for assessment of the program’s effectiveness.
- Budget sheet: Not to exceed 1 page, including narrative and budget breakdown.
Program contact: UWL Center for Advancing Teaching & Learning (CATL)
Program summary: Curricular Redesign Grants support groups of instructors to develop or redesign and implement curricula and teaching practices in academic programs. The program funds 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: March 5, 2018
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Program contact: UWL Faculty Senate IAS Committee Chair (see the current Faculty Senate Committee Assignments)
Program summary: This fund supports conference costs for non-tenured faculty or instructional academic staff (IAS) without an indefinite appointment. The recipient must meet the following criteria: 1) must be employed at UWL with at least a 75 percent appointment; 2) must be either a non-tenured faculty member or a member of instructional academic staff without an indefinite appointment; 3) must be attending a national conference within their discipline; 4) may not have previously received this award.
Note: There have been changes to the application process for the spring 2018 submission deadline. However, eligible applicants and activities remain the same. See the program webpage for the updated guidelines.
Deadline: March 30, 2018
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Program contact: UWL Provost Office
Program summary: In an effort to support program assessment activities, this grant provides support for gathering, analyzing, discussing, and acting on evidence of student learning in programs. This program is intended to support evidence-informed improvement of teaching and learning in majors and concentrations. Awards may be used for expenses related to the development of assessment plans, collection of assessment data, or the review of assessment data and development of action steps based on results. No single course assessment proposals are eligible. The awards are for projects that will take place in the spring 2018 semester and be completed by June 1, 2018.
Deadline: February 16, 2018
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Program contacts: Anne Hlavacka, UWL Small Business Development Center and UW Ideadvance New Idea Concierge
Program summary: The Ideadvance Seed Fund combines early-stage grant funding with business mentoring to development innovative ideas and potential businesses from UW alumni and current UW faculty, staff, and student entrepreneurs. Ideas originating from all disciplines are encouraged. Stage 1 grants fund up to $25,000 and aim to help applicants reduce the risk in a business idea by determining features that will solve a real customer need. Stage 1 awardees are eligible to apply for Stage 2 grants, which fund up to $50,000 to support development of a business model that effectively delivers solutions to customers and prepares the idea for investment.
Eligible applicants should first consult with the UWL Small Business Development Center (SBDC) and the UW Ideadvance New Idea Concierge to learn about developing a competitive proposal.
Deadline: April 27, 2018