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Apply now for 2014 academic staff professional development grants (how-to workshops next week)

The UW Office of the Secretary of the Academic Staff has posted a request for proposals on their website for Fall 2014 Academic Staff Professional Development Grants to help fund Spring 2015 professional development activities – activities that begin between January 1, 2015 and June 30, 2015. The office will also host two brown bag lunches on “Writing a Successful Professional Development Grant” next week. See details in “Application Information” below.

Application Information

  • Request for Proposals (PDF)
  • Grants Program Overview (PDF)
  • Frequently Asked Questions (PDF)
  • “Writing a Successful Professional Development Grant” presentation – two informational Brown Bag Lunches will be offered:
    –    Tuesday, September 23, 2014, 12:00-1:00 pm, Union South
    –    Wednesday, September 24, 2014, 12:00-1:00 pm, 1345 HSLC
  • Online Submission System: https://apps.ohr.wisc.edu/staffdev/
  • View Past PD Grant Submissions
    Example 1
    Example 2

Deadlines

  • October 17, 2014 – Online Proposal Submitted Electronically to department chair/unit head
  • October 24, 2014 – Department chairs and unit heads electronically approve proposals
  • November 7, 2014 – School/College/Division Dean/Director electronically approves proposal
  • November 7, 2014 – School/College/Division Dean/Director emails ranked list of applications to the Secretary of the Academic Staff (if applicable)
  • The date for the announcement of the grants is TBD

Proposal Evaluation

Proposal criteria includes: relevance and justification of activity; use and impact; program and university benefits; and overall quality of application. A sample scoring sheet is available here: Scoring Sheet

Professional Development Grant Report

  • Outline of Professional Development Grant Report (DOC)
  • Reports for Spring 2014 Academic Staff Professional Development Grants are due January 31, 2015
  • Reports for Fall 2014 Academic Staff Professional Development Grants are due July 31, 2015

For more information, please contact Heather Daniels, Office of the Secretary of the Academic Staff, 263-1011, pdrc@soas.wisc.edu

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