Academic Staff Professional Development Grants

All UW-Madison academic staff with 50 percent appointments or more can compete for fiscal year 2007-2008 Academic Staff Professional Development (ASPD) Grants Part II for conferences, training or other professional development projects that occur between January 1, 2008 and June 30, 2008. To be eligible for this award, staff must not have been awarded this funding in the previous two rounds of competition (Spring 2007 or Fall 2006).

Application deadlines:

  • to Department Chair/Director — October 12, 2007
  • to Dean/Director — October 19, 2007
  • to Secretary of the Academic Staff (270 Bascom Hall) — November 2, 2007

Proposals should focus on training and/or retraining to improve the academic staff members’ effectiveness in their current roles. A lower priority will be given to proposals designed to enhance the staff member’s ability to compete for other positions.

Authorized and funded in part by UW-Systems, the program’s main objectives are individual professional development, improved program quality, improved institutional effectiveness and/or design for diversity. The funds can be used to send an individual to training or to bring a trainer to campus for work with a group of academic staff.

This program is sponsored and administered by the UW-Madison, and half of the funding for individual projects comes from the staff member’s department. The Professional Development and Recognition Committee (PDRC) of the Academic Staff Assembly administer the review process by a committee of academic staff.

Applications must be submitted to department chairs or directors by October 12, 2007. Academic Staff with split appointments who propose projects that are related to all units for which they work have to secure the endorsement of each employing unit. Applications that have been approved by department chairs/directors will be forwarded to the dean’s/director’s office, then to the Secretary of the Academic Staff.

Application instructions are at: Interested applicants may also attend a Brown Bag information session on Tuesday, September 25 at noon in Union South (TITU).

Contact Colleen McCabe, Secretary of the Academic Staff, at or 263-2985 if you have questions.