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Links to info on Grad school research proposals (they’re due Sept. 14)

The Graduate School Research Committee has issued its call for 2008-2009 research proposals. This research competition is available because of the impressive efforts of UW-Madison faculty and staff in filing successful patents with the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF). All requests for 2008-2009 research support must be submitted electronically to the Graduate School by 4:30 pm on Friday, September 14, 2007.

The Research Committee accepts only one application from an individual faculty member or permanent PI. Since one of the goals is to foster multidisciplinary research, in keeping with the cluster hiring initiative, an investigator may be included on one additional application from a team of applicants representing two or more different fields. For communication purposes, a lead PI must be identified on such projects. See details at application “read me first” link.

For the 2007-2008 competition, the average award was $23,000, which included amounts for fringe benefits and tuition remission.

Research Committee priorities are to:

  • assist junior faculty in strengthening their research programs
  • provide insurance against applications for extramural funding, particularly those involving support for graduate students
  • support creative research and scholarship on campus
  • open new research areas, including multidisciplinary projects

To make the best use of the funds available to the Committee, it is critical for applicants to seek and obtain other funds. Information about the granting procedures of various federal and non-federal agencies is available from the Office of Research & Sponsored Programs website: http://www.rsp.wisc.edu.

If you are applying for a Guggenheim, NEH, or ACLS fellowship, contact your Graduate School Associate Dean (2-1044).

Additional information regarding the Graduate School’s Research Committee Policies for 2007-08 can be found at http://info.gradsch.wisc.edu/research/rescommittee/rcpolicies.html

The application form and instructions are available at http://info.gradsch.wisc.edu/acct/fc.

To ask questions about the application, call 2-8387 or 2-8386.
Technical questions, call 5-9772.

Applicants will be notified of the outcome by December 7, 2007.

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