2008-09 Academic Staff Professional Development Grant Program, Part II

The Academic Staff Professional Development Grant Program, authorized by the Board of Regents, sponsored and administered by UW-Madison, is being offered for all UW-Madison academic staff members who hold at least a 50 percent appointment. The competition is for professional development activities that will occur between January 1 and June 30, 2009. Information on the grant program will be announced in Wisconsin Week (copy included) and can be obtained online at

These grants are intended for professional development and/or (re)training to improve the effectiveness of academic staff members in their current roles. The grants are not intended to fund basic job training or to fund course development. To be eligible for this award, staff must not have been awarded this funding in the previous two rounds of competition (Fall 2007 or Spring 2008, for professional development activities occurring January 1 through December 31, 2008). Consult either Wisconsin Week, or the website listed above for the information on the Academic Staff Professional Development Grant Program.

Two informational Brown Bags will also be held:

  • Thursday, September 25, 2008, at noon in Room 1335, HSCC
  • Wednesday, October 1, 2008, at noon in the Memorial Union (TITU)

Available on the website:

  • Memo to the Academic Staff (to email to your unit)
  • Grant Submission Procedures, Objectives, and Criteria
  • Proposal Cover Page
  • Grant Proposal Form (two pages)
  • Budget Page.
  • Examples of some successful grants in PDF format and summaries of previous proposals are listed on the Web site.

Please note the following submission deadlines

  • To Department Chair/Director — October 10, 2008
  • To Dean/Director — October 17, 2008
  • To the Secretary of the Academic Staff — October 31, 2008

Departments are expected to match the Professional Development Grant funds awarded by the committee. If budget constraints prevent departments from contributing their share of the funding, please let affected staff know before they begin working on a grant application.

If you or your colleagues have any questions, please contact Colleen McCabe, Secretary of the Academic Staff, 263-2985,