CALS-specific instructions for Academic Staff Professional Development Grant applications

This is a friendly reminder that Spring 2023 Academic Staff Professional Development Grant applications for Fall 2023 activities are due to CALS Human Resources on Monday, March 27, 2023. 

Information was sent directly to all academic staff from the Secretary of the Academic Staff, Jake Smith.  His email with attachment is included below for your reference.

Submission Information, Deadlines, and Important Links follow:

Please complete the online application and attach the appropriate documents in PDF format.  Academic staff are to submit the online application to department chair/director.  At that point if approved, department chairs/directors should route to Dawn Wagner for collection via the electronic process.  

  • March 20, 2023 – Online Proposal Submitted Electronically to department chair/unit head
  • March 27, 2023 – Department chairs and unit heads electronically approve proposals
  • April 10, 2023 – School/College/Division Dean/Director electronically approves proposal

Please visit for further information.

The electronic submission system is available at:

If you have additional questions, please contact Dawn Wagner at 265-3092, 

Message from Jake Smith, Deputy Secretary of the Academic Staff:


Applications are now being accepted for the Spring 2023 Academic Staff Professional Development Grant program. The program is offered to academic staff members who meet the eligibility requirements and hold at least a 50 percent appointment. Grants are for activities beginning between July 1, 2023, and December 31, 2023.

Important Dates:

  • Deadline to Submit Application
    • Monday, March 20, 2023 – Applicant electronically submits completed application to department chair/unit head

Please see the documentation [embedded below] for the full announcement, and visit for the program overview (including eligibility requirements), frequently asked questions, and other important information.

If you have any questions, please contact me (


Jake Smith

Pronouns: he/him/his
Secretary of the Academic Staff
University of Wisconsin-Madison
270 Bascom Hall
500 Lincoln Dr.
Madison, WI 53706
(608) 263-2985