Inaugural Academic Staff Excellence Award for Research in the Arts, Humanities, or Social Sciences – nominate by Feb 15

I am pleased to announce that the Academic Staff Executive Committee has approved a special UW-Madison Academic Staff Excellence Award for 2013. This new award is for Research in the Arts, Humanities or Social Sciences. The award recipient will be named in March and honored at both the April Academic Staff Assembly meeting and at a reception I host in April.

This award is funded by a donation from Margaret Harrigan who was selected as a winner of the 2011 Champion Awards, presented by the Women’s Philanthropy Council (WPC) of the University of Wisconsin Foundation. Ms. Harrigan designated Academic Staff as the recipient of her $5,000 grant from this award.

I strongly urge you to participate in this program by forwarding nominations for those academic staff who exemplify the sustained excellence, outstanding achievement, and creative initiative that characterizes this world-renowned university.

Nomination guidelines and cover pages for all awards can be found at: Nomination materials for this award should be submitted electronically in PDF format by Friday, February 15, 2013. The submission URL is: The deadline for all other awards  (including UW-System and Regents awards) is Monday, January 14, 2013.

The February 15, 2013 deadline for the Research Award is firm. Follow the submission instructions for each separate award carefully. If you have questions regarding the awards, please contact Jo Ann Carr at 263-2985, or email

Interim Chancellor David Ward