UW System Grants

The UW System Administration offers these grant and related programs.

At least $1 million will be available for the 2013-14 academic year; at least $600,000 will be available for 2014-15; and at least $300,000 will be available for 2015-16.

UW Colleges submission guidelines for the Applied Research Grants and Conference and Professional Development Grants follow. Below these are the guidelines for Institutional Change Grants.

  1. The procedures to obtain UW Colleges institutional approval to submit a grant proposal are available on the submitting a grant page.
  2. You must submit the application to Associate Vice Chancellor Joe Foy
    • Seale will facilitate the administrative review of the grant and work with the grant writer on any needed changes.
    • Hieser will provide feedback on the grant proposal's style and presentation.
  3. The due date for internal submission is two weeks before the UW System deadline to allow for internal UW Colleges review.

Institutional Change Grants are limited to two per institution. Based on institutional priorities, the UW Colleges Office of Academic Affairs has designated broad themes based on the UW Colleges Strategic Goals for the UW Colleges ICG submissions, and is working through campus deans and department chairs for proposal development. The deadline for submitting pre-proposals is Friday, December 21, 2012. Details about the submission process for ICG proposals follow:

The UW Colleges Office of Academic Affairs invites pre-proposals from campus executive officers and deans or academic department chairs that will model Inclusive Excellence* and address UW Colleges Strategic Goals (found on page six of the UW Colleges Strategic Plan) as these align with one of the three UWSA Growth Agenda for Wisconsin goals (please see the table below for areas of alignment).

UW Colleges Strategic Goals UW System Growth Agenda Goal #1: Increase the number of Wisconsin graduates UW System Growth Agenda Goal #2: Help create more well-paying jobs UW System Growth Agenda Goal #3: Build stronger communities.
1. Clarify and communicate the UW Colleges' position   X  
2. Enhance the student experience X    
3. Strengthen our stewardship X    
4. Enrich our communities     X
5. Increase our programs, the number of degrees granted, and our service X    

*For information about Inclusive Excellence in the UW Colleges, please see the Inclusive Excellence framework posted on the Office of Inclusion Web site and/or contact Amanda Hakemian, chair, Senate Inclusive Excellence Committee, and Lisa Seale, Office of Academic Affairs ex-officio member of the Senate Inclusive Excellence Committee (described on page eight of the Senate Bylaws). UW System Administration's FAQs are also helpful.

  • The ICG pre-proposal format is a two-page description addressing (1) items "a" through "c" of the Project Narrative section found on the attached RFP, (2) a list of participating UW Colleges campuses or academic departments, (3) the name and institutional affiliation of the project's lead writer(s), and (4) expected budgetary needs.
  • Pre-proposals for Institutional Change Grants will be reviewed by members from the UW Colleges Senate Steering Committee and the Office of Academic Affairs. Lead writers for each ICG pre-proposal will be notified before the end of December. ICG proposal teams that are selected for development will be joined by a liaison from the Office of Academic Affairs. The team will then draft a full ICG proposal during January for an internal UW Colleges deadline of Friday, February 1. Please note that the deadline for UW Colleges ICG submissions to UWSA is Wednesday, February 20. All internal UW Colleges deadlines for ICG pre-proposals and full proposals have been designed to provide sufficient time for review, selection, and submission by the institution to UWSA.