Pre-proposals for Reilly Baldwin Wisconsin Idea Endowment due Jan. 29

CALS faculty, staff and students who want to apply for a grant from the Reilly Baldwin Wisconsin Idea Endowment should submit pre-proposals to the Dean’s Office by noon, Wednesday, January 29.

This endowment helps foster the Wisconsin Idea, the philosophy that the knowledge, ideas 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, 2014 and last up to three years. Proposals for initiatives up to $120,000 are encouraged. This year the endowment competition will grant approximately $600,000.

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. Pre- and full proposals must be signed off at the departmental and dean’s/director’s levels before submission to the Office of the Provost. Pre-proposals are due in your Dean’s office by noon, Wednesday, January 29, 2014. Signed copies of the pre-proposals are due in the Office of the Provost by noon, Wednesday, February 6, 2014. We will announce which pre-proposals have been selected for advancement to the final stage during the week of March 17.

Please see for pre-proposal guidelines and information, including a list of previously funded projects. Questions should be directed to Eden Inoway-Ronnie in the Office of the Provost (; 265-5975).