WISELI Life Cycle Grant application deadline Dec. 31

The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education, in partnership with the Women in Science & Engineering Leadership Institute (WISELI), invites faculty and academic staff with permanent Principal Investigator (PI) status to submit applications for the Life Cycle Grant program for the 2020-2021 academic year.

The last of two deadlines for submissions in 2020/21 is December 31, 2020.

The Vilas Life Cycle Professorship is a long-standing program supported by the Office of the Provost. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, for 2020-21, this program has obtained supplemental funds from the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education and WARF, and for 2020/21 will be called the Life Cycle Grant program. The Life Cycle Grant program will provide funds to faculty and non-emeritus permanent PIs at the University of Wisconsin-Madison who are at critical junctures in their professional careers and whose research productivity has been directly affected by personal life events (e.g., illness of a dependent, parent, spouse/partner, or oneself; complications from childbirth; combination of major life events).

Visit the WISELI Life Cycle Grants web page for all the details, including eligibility, application, and administration information.

If you have questions about the Life Cycle Grant program, contact Jennifer Sheridan at or (608) 263-1445.