UW academic staff professional development grant applications due to depts. by March 21

The UW-Madison Academic Staff Professional Development Grant Program is offered to all 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 3 of this year.

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.

Eligibility: Applicants must not have received funding in the previous two rounds of competition (Spring 2013 or Fall 2013). Emeritus faculty or limited appointees without a backup academic staff appointment are not eligible.

Please encourage academic staff to consult the website listed above for additional information.

All applications MUST be submitted and approved electronically. The electronic submission system is available here.

Deadlines for the spring competition:

  • March 21 –  Applicant electronically submits completed application to department chair/unit head
  • March 28 – Department chair or unit head electronically approves applications
  • April 11 –  School/College/Division Dean/Director electronically approves applications
  • April 11 – School/College/Division Dean/Director emails ranked list of applications to the Secretary of the Academic Staff (if applicable)

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 inform staff before they begin working on a grant application.

For more info, call 263-1011 or email

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