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Office of Research and Sponsored Programs
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Faculty Grant Deadlines

If a due date falls on a Saturday or Sunday, proposals will be due on the following Monday.

Traditional Development Grant
July 1, October 1, Jan. 1, & March 1

Online Teaching Professional Development Grant
Four weeks prior to the activity

Just-in-Time Conference Co-Presentation Grant
Six weeks prior to event

University & Non-Instructional Staff Professional Development Grants
October 1, Jan. 1


Focus 20/20 Grants - Nov. 1

 

 

Please use the budget sheet when formatting your proposal.

Traditional Professional Development

Awards for this grant are typically range from $1,000-$2000. This grant supports faculty looking to update and expand knowledge within their field of study through research or dissemination.  

PURPOSE: The purpose of the Professional Development grant program is to fund academic activities that align with these three objectives: foster professional expertise, promote program quality, and enhance institutional effectiveness. Individuals or groups may apply. Group proposals must define/demonstrate the merit of multiple participants.

DEADLINE: July 1, Oct. 1, Jan. 1 & March 1 (If this falls on a weekend, proposals are due Monday). First round of fiscal year 17-18 will be due July 5.

HOW TO APPLY

 

New Professional Development Webform
USE THIS TO SUBMIT APPLICATION!
 
(Same information needed, can be pasted from prepared Word document (recommended). Works for Traditional, Co-JIT, Focus 20/20, and US/Non-IAS Grants.)



Proposal Format Requirements

Please obtain permission from College Dean and Department Chair before submission. If would also be prudent to ask if they have any funding towards your project. College and Department support will be discussed as part of the approval process. Applicants must at least seek approval of their submission even if there is no funding.


NARRATIVE: In 1-2 pages provide: a project purpose statement; objectives of the professional development activity; description of the activity and how it meets the objectives of this specific proposal; describe how the proposed activity aligns with the objectives of the professional development program; describe how the success of these objectives will be measured; and describe how results will be disseminated.


BUDGET: Prepare a budget, with detailed line items and a budget narrative. Do not include indirect costs. Funding is not provided for doctoral program tuition or for membership fees.

University Staff and Non-IAS

3 grants, up to 2,250 each. Please use same application process as the traditional professional development, but note only two due dates per year. Currently unknown if available for fiscal-year 17-18.

UW-STOUT College Collaboration Grants

To foster collaboration between the new colleges, CACHSS, CEHHHS, and CSTEMM are pooling funds from the Stout Foundation accounts to offer a minimum of 4 grants of up to $2,000 each to support collaborations that cross college lines. This is a special one-time opportunity, and is not a part of the ongoing professional development grants programs; future grants will depend on funding availability. These grants are open to faculty and IAS. Currently unknown if available for fiscal year 17-18.

Application information

Online Teaching Professional Development

Faculty can apply for a maximum of $1,500 to expand knowledge and skills related to meeting the challenging demands of online learning.
Please complete use Online Teaching Professional Development Grant Template when creating your proposal. Email submitted grant proposal to: de@uwstout.edu.

Just-In-Time Conference Co-Presentation

Faculty co-presenting with students are encouraged to apply for these funds, which support a Just-In-Time response for conference opportunities that happen outside of the typical Traditional Development Grant timeframe. Maximum amount of award is $1,000 for the academic staff/faculty and $1,000 for the students.

Additional Information about the Just-In-Time Co-Presentation Grant >

PURPOSE: The Just-in-Time Faculty/Student Conference Co-presentation Grant program provides a just-in-time response for funding to present research at conferences that arise outside the normal professional development grant cycle. While this set-aside is specifically to meet the needs of faculty/staff and student conference co-presentations, the regular Professional Development grant mechanism may also be used to apply.
CRITERIA: One proposal is submitted that includes both the student and faculty request for funds. Evidence of co-presentation is required.
AMOUNT: $1,000 for faculty/staff and $1,000 for students
DEADLINE: Six weeks prior to the co-presentation event.

HOW TO APPLY

Application webform

Proposal Format Requirements
TITLE PAGE: In 1 page provide: the project title; applicant names (designate principal contact); campus contact information; project beginning and end dates; conference presentation information including anticipated notification date; travel dates and dates of conference; a separate budget for both students and faculty; and a 1-2 paragraph abstract.
NARRATIVE: In 1-2 pages provide: a project purpose statement; objectives of the professional develop- ment activity; description of the activity and how it meets the objectives of this specific proposal; describe how the proposed activity aligns with the objectives of the professional development program; describe how the success of these objectives will be measured; and describe how results will be disseminated.
BUDGET: Prepare a budget, with detailed line items and a budget narrative. Do not include indirect costs. If the proposed activity totals more than $1,000 for either faculty/staff or students, the additional funding source(s) must be identified and approved prior to JIT submission. These sources may come from department, college, or personal funds.
 

Focused Grants for Faculty and Instructional Academic Staff

The Provost has approved $12,000 to go towards professional development directly related to the Focus 20/20 goals for the university. Maximum award $4,000 (One for each college). Currently unknown if available for fiscal year 17-18.

Additional Information >

Applications must describe how the funding will be used to further their positions related to student success and to UW-Stout's strategic goals and FOCUS 2020 objectives. Work will be presented at You Said We DID celebration or other campus event highlighting Stout employees. Applications will be processed by the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs and reviewed by three Senate Chairs

Link to webform

POTENTIAL DUE DATE: Nov. 1, 2017

Application Format
Part 1
1. Name and Department of applicant
2. Contact info
3. Total budget requested

Part 2
1. Description of activity (750 words)
2. Alignment with personal goals and UW-Stout's goals, related to student success and/or Focus 20/20 goals (750 words)

Part 3

1. Budget justification
2. Deliverables and Dissemination (How will your results be shared with campus?)
3. Supervisor Review: Supervisor must sign that proposal has been reviewed and aligns with goals of unit

Nakatani Teaching and Learning Center Announces Fellowships

The Nakatani Teaching and Learning Center is seeking applications for its new fellowship program! Instructors are invited to apply for this unique professional development experience, starting May 2016 to May 2017. The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning model serves as the basis for this program. One Fellow per college will be selected. 

Additional Information >

Fellowship responsibilities:

  1. Assist with the New Instructor Workshop (work will occur during academic year)
  2. Co-facilitate within his or her college the SoTL: A Team Approach program; implement select NTLC programs within his or her college.
  3. Promote NTLC program events and projects to college colleagues.
  4. Meet once-a-month with the NTLC director during academic year.
  5. Submit a summary of the experience and project outcomes upon conclusion of the fellowship.


Fellowship criteria:

  1. Faculty (tenured or tenure-track)
  2. Have experience in conducting Scholarship of Teaching and Learning research.
  3. History of participating in NTLC events, programs and projects.

Applications are available at http://www.uwstout.edu/ntlc/ but positions are limited, and we are seeking cross-disciplinary representation. Completed applications should be sent to rssubmissions@uwstout.edu by Tuesday, May 3rd. They will be reviewed by Research Services and NTLC. 

Apply Now >

Research Incubator Grant

A maximum of $10,000 is awarded for up to three interdisciplinary teams comprised of 2-to-4 faculty members to create a competitive proposal to an external funding agency.

Additional Information >

PURPOSE: To grow interdisciplinary research by encouraging faculty teams to create a competitive proposal for an external grant worth at least $100,000. This is an outcome-driven grant that provides funding so faculty teams can develop their idea into a competitive grant proposal for submission to an external funding source. Work takes place in the summer.
AMOUNT: A maximum of three teams containing faculty from different disciplines will be awarded $10,000 per team.
DEADLINE: April 1 (If this falls on a weekend, the proposal is due Monday.)

HOW TO APPLY

Email your two-page proposal to rssubmissions@uwstout.edu

Proposal Format Requirements
LENGTH: Two-page proposal maximum, including budget.
CONTACT INFO: Include each team member’s name, and contact information making sure to identify the project leader.
BACKGROUND: Describe the need for this project, particularly how it relates to a UW-Stout program.
EXTERNAL GRANT: Provide the name of the external funding agency, the grant program, and the amount of funding being requested from the external funding agency.
ACTIVITY TIMELINE: Specify a timeline of activities that will occur over the summer.

Faculty Research Initiative Grant

First-time investigators and more established faculty are encouraged to apply for this grant, which funds creative activities, scholarly pursuits and initial research projects with the potential to become continuing programs supported by extramural funds. Research involving undergraduate and graduate students is encouraged.

Additional Information about the FRI Proposal Writing Cohort Grant >

PURPOSE: The purpose of the Faculty Research Initiative Proposal Writing Cohort grant is to fund services and supplies to encourage an intensive, individualized education that provides grant proposal writing information and a network for new proposal developers. Participants must complete a submission- ready proposal. Sessions are held in WinTerm and in late May/June for five, one-half days.
CRITERIA: The willingness and readiness to learn proposal writing skills. The potential for long-term funded research at UW-Stout through the proposed research area.
AMOUNT: $1,000
DEADLINE: Nov. 3 (If this falls on a weekend, the proposal is due Monday.)

HOW TO APPLY

Email your two-page proposal to rssubmissions@uwstout.edu

Proposal Format Requirements
TITLE PAGE: In one page provide: proposal title (Application for Proposal Writing Cohort), proposer’s name, campus contact info, submission date, project period of the proposal (Jan. 1—Dec. 31) and amount requested. ($1,000).
NARRATIVE: In 1-2 pages provide: A statement indicating your willingness to participate during the Win-Term/Spring proposal writing cohort and agreement to complete a major proposal for submission by the end of the following semester (one paragraph). Also, provide a brief description of the research that you would like to undertake. Specific funding sources, agency and program need to be identified at the time of application. 

Additional Information about the FRI Major Proposal Development >

PURPOSE: The Faculty Research Initiative Major Proposal Development Release grant funds replacement costs associated with developing a major proposal for submission to an external funding source. Funds cover replacement costs for a one course release for one semester or equivalent summer session (two weeks). A “major proposal” is defined as a multi-year effort anticipating significant results appropriate to the discipline.
AMOUNT: $5,000 to $8,000
DEADLINE: Nov. 3 (If this falls on a weekend, the proposal is due Monday.)

HOW TO APPLY:

Email your proposal to rssubmissions@uwstout.edu

Proposal Format Requirements
TITLE PAGE: In 1 page provide: Title of proposal; proposer’s name; campus contact information; submission date; project period of the proposal; and amount requested.
ABSTRACT: Limit to 1/2 page.
NARRATIVE: In 4-9 pages provide: literature review & background; statement of problem; objectives; methodology; evaluation procedure; potential funding sources; and projected overall benefits/impact. Make sure to describe the concept of the proposal you are planning to submit to the external funding source.
ADDT’L INFO: In 3-4 pages provide: a detailed budget without indirect costs; a budget narrative explaining the request (Remember standard replacement costs will be used); reference list, abbreviated vita.

Additional Information about the FRI 'Seed Money' Grant >

PURPOSE: The Faculty Research Initiative “Seed Money” grant funds equipment, supplies and travel necessary in carrying out research that collects a significant amount of data. This data collection must support a research proposal submission to an external funding agency. Projects are usually designed for one year, not exceeding two.
AMOUNT: $5,000 to $8,000
DEADLINE: Nov. 3 (If this falls on a weekend, the proposal is due Monday.)

HOW TO APPLY

Email your proposal to rssubmissions@uwstout.edu

Proposal Format Requirements
TITLE PAGE: In 1 page provide: proposal title; proposer’s name; campus contact info; submission date; project period of the proposal; and amount requested.
ABSTRACT: Limit to 1/2 page.
NARRATIVE: In 4-9 pages provide: literature review & background; statement of problem; objectives; methodology; evaluation procedure; potential funding sources; and projected overall benefits/impact. Provide detail about what will be done during the research project.
ADDT’L INFO: In 3-4 pages provide: a detailed budget without indirect costs; a budget narrative explaining the request (Remember standard replacement costs will be used); reference list; and an abbreviated vita (1-2 pages).

Further Instructions

For more information on a particular grant, please follow the instructions associated with the grant and/or the drop down menus provided.

For more information on how to set up your budgets, refer to budget information sheet on the right side bar. It is up to date with the latest rates.

To submit a final report after you have completed an activity. Please write a narrative detailing your goals, outcomes, and dissemination to UW-STOUT or local area, save it as a PDF and attach it to the linked webform on the right side bar. After completing the webform info, you will be prompted to attach the PDF.

Thanks!