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Call for pre-proposals: Reilly Baldwin Wisconsin Idea Endowment

The Provost’s Office is soliciting proposals from faculty, staff, and students for the spring 2010 Ira and Ineva Reilly Baldwin Wisconsin Idea Endowment competition. This endowment helps foster the Wisconsin Idea, the philosophy that the knowledge and solutions generated at the University benefit the people of Wisconsin, our nation and the world.

Proposals are encouraged for new outreach and public engagement activities that partner with community and off-campus organizations to extend and apply our research, education, and clinical knowledge to help solve problems or take advantage of opportunities. Projects may begin on or after July 1, 2010 and last up to three years. Proposals for initiatives up to $120,000 are encouraged. This year, the endowment will grant up to $750,000 through the competition.

The Reilly Baldwin Wisconsin Idea Endowment call for proposals involves two steps: 1) UW-Madison faculty, staff or students must first submit a pre-proposal; and 2) individuals whose pre-proposals are accepted will be invited to submit a full proposal.

Please visit the Reilly Baldwin Wisconsin Idea Endowment web page at for detailed instructions to prepare and submit your pre-proposals.

The Pre-proposals must have WISPER records created, signed by the PI & your department chair or center director, and routed to CALS by noon, Wed., Feb. 3, 2010. Signed copies of the pre-proposals are due in the Provost’s Office, Room 117 Bascom Hall, by noon, Wed., Feb. 10, 2010.

Please get in touch with your preaward contact in the CALS Research Division with any questions.

Pre-proposal finalists will be announced by Wed., March 17, 2010.