Academic Staff Professional Development Grant Program now accepting applications

The Academic Staff Professional Development Grant Program administered by UW-Madison is offered to all UW-Madison academic staff members who hold at least a 50 percent appointment. Applications are now being accepted for grants to help fund professional development activities beginning during the period of July 1, 2015 – December 31, 2015.

These grants are intended for professional development 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 grant, applicants must not have received funding in the previous two rounds of competition (Fall 2014 or Spring 2015).

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.

Deadlines for this fall’s competition:

  • Submit application electronically to Department Chair or unit head using interface — March 20
  • Department Chair or unit head approval — March 27
  • Dean approval — April 10
  • Dean sends ranked applications to Secretary of the Academic Staff — April 10

For additional information, consult the the Academic Staff Professional Development Grant Program website. For questions, please contact Heather Daniels, secretary of the academic staff, at 263-2985 or

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