Academic Staff Professional Development Grant Applications (2011-12)

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 grants are for professional development activities that will occur between July 1 and December 31, 2011. Information on the grant program will be announced in Wisconsin Week and can be obtained from the web site:

These grants are intended for professional development and/or training to improve the effectiveness of academic staff members in their current roles.  The funds are not intended for basic job training or for job requirements. To be eligible for this award, staff must not have been awarded this funding in the previous two rounds of competition (Fall 2010 or Spring 2011).  Please encourage your staff to consult either Wisconsin Week, or the web site listed above for the information on the Academic Staff Professional Development Grant Program.  Two informational Brown Bags will be held.

Friday, February 18, at Noon, Memorial Union (TITU)

Wednesday, February 23, at Noon, Animal Sciences Building, 274.

Application materials are located on the web site and include: 1) Grant Submission Procedures, Objectives, and Criteria; 2) Proposal Cover Page; 3) Grant Proposal Form; and 4) Budget Page.

Please note the following submission deadlines:

Due to Department Chair or unit head: March 21, 2011

Due to School/College Dean c/o CALS Human Resources (at 240 Ag Hall): March  28, 2011

Due to Secretary of the Academic Staff (at Bascom 270): April  11, 2011

Units 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.

Send a complete set of nomination materials should be submitted electronically as an electronic document to Donna Silver, the Secretary of Academic Staff at: by April 11th, 2011.  Please contact Donna Silver with any questions at 263-2985.

Submissions to CALS Human Resources may be provided in hardcopy or electronically to Agricultural Hall, 1450 Linden Dr., Madison, WI  53706 or by March 28, 2011.