Other WI Affiliated Grants

Additional grants are offered by other Wisconsin sponsors affiliated with the University of Wisconsin System. 

These grants provide funding for faculty, staff, and students engaged in research or scholarly activity on diversity, community development, business and economics, humanities, environmental sciences and education, and space sciences.  

The purpose of the Applied Research-WiSys Technology Advancement Grant (AR-WiTAG) program is to encourage faculty and academic staff from SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY fields to apply their expertise and scholarship to the economic development of Wisconsin through the development of high-value intellectual property and/or marketable products. Collaborative projects with companies are strongly encouraged. AR-WiTAG is offered as a one-year program and is not available for UW-Madison and UW-Milwaukee researchers. However, Madison and Milwaukee faculty and staff may collaborate on AR-WiTAG grant proposals submitted by other UW institutions. Principal Investigators may request a maximum of $50,000 of state funding for a period of one fiscal year. All expenditures of state funds should be made by June 30, 2019.

AR-WiTAG Programs DEADLINE
RFPs released to campus September 6, 2017
Required "Intent to Submit" emails submitted to WiSys (copy to ORSP) December 18, 2017
Full proposals submitted to ORSP January 25, 2018
Full proposals submitted by ORSP to UW System January 29, 2018
Final report due to UW System  August 30, 2019

 

Required Forms

Available at:  http://www.wisys.org/grants/applied-research-technology-advancement-grant

ORSP Approval and Certification Transmittal [Required for all Proposal Submissions]

Additional Resources
ARG, AR-WiTAG, and PDF Program Page

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 


The Wisconsin Fertilizer Research Program seeks proposals which outline an applied research study that addresses a component of a problem in the areas of soil management, soil fertility, or plant nutrition; or that addresses groundwater and surface water problems that may be related to fertilizer usage.

The mission of the Fertilizer Research Council is "to fund research and other designated activities to provide a scientific basis for and promote the philosophy that the fertilizer industry supports economically and environmentally sound recommendations, practices, and technologies on fertilizer material usage by the end user."

Research proposal should detail an original idea specific to soil fertility, soil management, or plant nutrition, and be founded on current and future issues of importance to crop producers, the fertilizer industry, and surface/groundwater protection.  Proposals that do not clearly address a problem in these areas will not be considered for funding. 

Program Deadline: (TBA)

Applicants should submit their proposal to the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs prior to the submission to the sponsor for review.


The University of Wisconsin System and the Wisconsin Departments of Natural Resources, Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection, and Safety and Professional Services seek proposals to the Wisconsin Groundwater Research and Monitoring Program. The Groundwater Research and Monitoring Program provides funding for research and monitoring proposals dealing with groundwater, pesticides, and/or on-site wastewater treatment systems. These four programs, collectively called the Wisconsin Groundwater Research and Monitoring Program, are summarized below:

  • UW System Groundwater Research seeks proposals of a fundamental or applied nature on select aspects of groundwater research in the natural sciences, engineering, social sciences, or law. 
  • Department of Natural Resources Groundwater Monitoring and Research seeks projects on specific issues of concern, such as arsenic, emerging contaminants (viruses, antibiotics) and groundwater quality.
  • Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection [DATCP] typically seeks projects focused on pesticide issues of regulatory importance. DATCP will not seek projects in FY 2015, due to budget constraints, but will participate in the proposal review process.
  • Division of Safety and Buildings typically seeks proposals for alternatives to current private sewage-system technology. For 2015, the Division of Safety and Buildings will not seek proposals but will participate in the review process.

Program Deadline: TBA FOR 2015-2016

NOTE: This program is closed and NOT soliciting applications. Applicants may contact Carl Fox (foxc@uww.edu, x5289) to be added to our Request Log to receive the new Request for Proposals [RFP] if/when it is released. Applicants should not develop an application based on the RFP posted on this page-it is provided for informational/historical purposes only.

Investigators for all programmatic requests must work with the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs to submit proposals using iPropose, a web-based proposal submission system that will be open for registration Thursday (TBA). Please visit the Water Resource Institute website (http://wri.wisc.edu) for more information or contact the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs.

The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs administers institutional approval and clearances and communicates approval to the sponsor.

Required Forms

Complete Request for Proposals
ORSP Approval and Certification Transmittal [Required for all Proposal Submissions]
Groundwater Research Proposal Template
Groundwater Research Budget Form

Additional Resources

UW System/State of Wisconsin Groundwater Research and Monitoring Program Page
 
 
 


IDEADVANCE SEED FUND
University of Wisconsin - Extension

OUR MISSION


Great business ideas exist across our UW System ecosystem. That's the basis for the Ideadvance Seed Fund - a program combining early-stage grant funding with business mentoring to develop the innovative ideas and potential businesses from UW faculty, staff and student entrepreneurs. today.


This program funded by UW System, WEDC and administered by UW-Extension's Center for Technology Commercialization, aims to empower entrepreneurs to focus on key go-to-market activities. No mores sitting for hours crafting a business plan that won't survive first contact with customers. Instead, the program gets you 'out of the building' to learn about your customer and business saving you time and money.The Ideadvance Seed fund wants to support great ideas no matter the discipline of origin. From arts to engineering, we want to help you accelerate the learning on your business model. To get started, eligible applicants only need a great idea, some early research on their market opportunities and the drive to explore and learn about their business model. Let us help you prepare a competitive proposal. Contact the New Idea Concierge today.


For more information: http://uwideadvance.org/


UW System Administration, in collaboration with the WiSys Technology Foundation, Inc., is offering three research grant programs: Applied Research Grant [ARG], Applied Research-WiSys Technology Advancement Grant [AR-WiTAG], and Prototype Development Fund [PDF]. All three programs support projects that promote technology transfer and economic development throughout Wisconsin.

The purpose of the Applied Research Grant program is to encourage faculty and academic staff to apply their expertise and scholarship to the economic development of Wisconsin. Applied research activities improve the connection between knowledge and practice while promoting positive change in the state's economy. Potential benefits of these activities include fostering business expansion and improving profitability, creating jobs and enhancing workforce quality, reducing costs and increasing efficiency, and improving the quality of Wisconsin's products and services. Proposals are invited from faculty and staff in ALL academic disciplines, including the humanities, social sciences, and liberal arts. ARG is offered as a one-year program for all disciplines at all institutions. Principal Investigators may request a maximum of $50,000 of state funding for a period of one fiscal year. All expenditures of state funds should be made by June 30, 2017.

The purpose of the Applied Research-WiSys Technology Advancement Grant (AR-WiTAG) program is to encourage faculty and academic staff from SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY fields to apply their expertise and scholarship to the economic development of Wisconsin through the development of high-value intellectual property and/or marketable products. Collaborative projects with companies are strongly encouraged. AR-WiTAG is offered as a one-year program and is not available for UW-Madison and UW-Milwaukee researchers. However, Madison and Milwaukee faculty and staff may collaborate on AR-WiTAG grant proposals submitted by other UW institutions. Principal Investigators may request a maximum of $50,000 of state funding for a period of one fiscal year. All expenditures of state funds should be made by June 30, 2016.

The purpose of the Prototype Development Fund (PDF) program is to provide financial assistance for supporting research and development intended to advance the commercial potential of technologies developed through the UW System and assigned to WiSys Technology Foundation, Inc. WiSys is the designated intellectual property management organization for the UW System's 11 comprehensive institutions, 13 UW Colleges, and UW-Extension. To be eligible for a PDF award, inventors must disclose their technology and assign their intellectual property rights to WiSys. PDF is offered as a one-year program and is not available for UW-Madison and UW-Milwaukee researchers. Applications are funded at a level necessary to achieve research objectives as determined through consultation with WiSys. Typical awards range between $5,000 -- $15,000 and average about $10,000. All expenditures of state funds should be made by June 30, (TBA).

 

ARG and AR-WiTAG Programs DEADLINE
RFPs released to campus August 18, 2015
Required "Intent to Submit" emails submitted to ORSP December 7, 2015
"Intent to Submit" emails submitted by ORSP to UW System December 13, 2015
Full proposals submitted to ORSP January 19, 2016
Full proposals submitted by ORSP to UW System January 29, 2016

 

Prototype Development Fund Deadline
Applications may be submitted at any time. Please contact the Director of Research and Sponsored Programs if you are interested in submitting an application.

Required Forms

Complete Request for Proposals (ARG, AR-WiTAG, PDF combined)

ARG and AR-WiTAG Required Cover Page
ARG and AR-WiTAG Required Budget Form
Social Science and Humanities Proposal Examples

PDF Project Narrative Template
PDF Required Cover Page
PDF Required Budget Form (coming soon)

ORSP Approval and Certification Transmittal [Required for all Proposal Submissions]

Additional Resources

ARG, AR-WiTAG, and PDF Program Page

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 


The University of Wisconsin seeks proposals for the Wisconsin Sea Grant Aquaculture Program, which supports projects to develop environmentally and economically sustainable ocean, coastal, or Great Lakes aquaculture.

For the 2014, the priorities for the competition include:

  1. Research to inform pending, regulatory decisions on the local, state, or federal level leading to an information product--such as a tool, technology, template, or model--needed to make final decisions on a specific question regarding impacts of aquaculture;
  2. Public-private research partnerships that address specific, current problems that limit a steady supply of marine or Great Lakes fingerlings; and
  3. Social and/or economic research targeted to understand aquaculture issues in a larger context. 

Applicants must describe how their proposed work will rapidly and significantly advance U.S. marine aquaculture development in the short term (one to two years after project completion).

NOTE: The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Sea Grant Aquaculture announcement was modified by NOAA to revise the following:

  1. Section I. Funding Opportunity Description/B. Program Priorities 2(b); and
  2. Section V. Applicant Review Information/A (ii).

Program deadlines, for both the pre-proposal and full proposal, remain unchanged.

Program Deadline: TBA for 2015-2016

NOTE: This program is closed and NOT soliciting applications. Applicants may contact Carl Fox(foxc@uww.edu, x5289) to be added to our Request Log to receive the new Request for Proposals [RFP] if/when it is released. Applicants should not develop an application based on the RFP posted on this page-it is provided for informational/historical purposes only.

Pre-proposals to the Sea Grant Aquaculture Program are required. Applicants will be notified in (TBA) as to whether their concept warrants a full proposal.

Match funding is required for this program. Applicants are strongly encouraged to work with the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs to develop a budget that meets the 50% match requirement as outlined in the Request for Proposals.

Applicants will work closely with the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs and the Wisconsin Sea Grant Office to develop and submit a full proposal; not all required forms are currently available for the full proposal submission.

Required Forms

Complete Request for Proposals [Revised 7 February 2014]
ORSP Approval and Certification Transmittal [Required for all Proposal Submissions]

Additional Resources

University of Wisconsin Sea Grant Program Page
Sea Grant National Strategic Plan: 2014-2017
 


University of Wisconsin-Madison Institute for Research in the Humanities (IRH) seeks applications for research fellowship appointments. Fellowships are awarded across the spectrum of subjects and disciplines in the humanities on the basis of the significance of the proposed research and the promise of the applicant.

The Institute provides office space for faculty in residence in Madison or commuting to Madison on a regular basis (space permitting), support services, and access to all University of Wisconsin-Madison facilities.

Fellows are expected to participate in the intellectual life of the Institute by attending the weekly Monday afternoon seminars.  Fellows are also invited to present their work at a seminar, schedule permitting.  Fellows are also encouraged to join the informal daily lunches at the Institute, as well as attend other Institute events, as time and interest permits.

Program Deadline: TBA FOR 2015-2016

NOTE: This program is closed and NOT soliciting applications. Applicants may contact Carl Foxl (foxc@uww.edu, x5289) to be added to our Request Log to receive the new Request for Proposals [RFP] if/when it is released. Applicants should not develop an application based on the RFP posted on this page-it is provided for informational/historical purposes only.

Applicants must first submit the proposal to the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs for internal review and confirmation of match commitment.  The Institute's fellowships for University of Wisconsin System faculty provide only nominal funds toward course release.  Interested applicants must coordinate an institutional match with their Department and/or College.  Department Chairs and College Deans will be required to provide a letter of support attesting to the support for submission with the application.  Sabbatical award recipients are encouraged to apply and may be given preference during campus review of proposals.

Applicants are required to provide three letters of reference in support of their application.  Applicants are encouraged to connect with their references as soon as possible; reference letters must be submitted directly to the Institute by (TBA).   Specific instructions regarding the development and submission of the reference letters are contained in the Request for Proposals.


The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Center for 21st Century Studies seeks proposals to support research projects in the humanities, which include, but are not limited to, philosophy, history, literature, religious studies, and art history.  Projects that employ humanistic approaches from the social and natural sciences and the arts are also encouraged.

For 2014-2015, scholars from the humanities, arts, and sciences will join the Center for 21st Century Studies in addressing the theme, Humanities Futures.  In choosing this theme, the Center for 21st Century Studies calls for research projects that address Humanities Futures through their innovative use of methodologies and their definition of new research problems.  The Center is especially interested in innovative projects that involve methodologies that may be untried or experimental.  The Center also seeks projects that imagine or demonstrate a variety of possible futures for humanities, including but not limited to its engagement with new forms of digital media.

Program Deadline: TBA FOR 2015-2016

NOTE: This program is closed and NOT soliciting applications. Applicants may contact Carl Fox (foxc@uww.edu, x5289) to be added to our Request Log to receive the new Request for Proposals [RFP] if/when it is released. Applicants should not develop an application based on the RFP posted on this page-it is provided for informational/historical purposes only. 

The sponsor provides only a modest award to support release costs.  Sabbatical award recipients are encouraged to apply and may be given preference during the campus review of proposals. 

Applicants must first submit the proposal to the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs for internal review, required signatures, and confirmation of match commitment prior to submission to the sponsor.


The Wisconsin Medical Entrepreneurship Foundation (WisMEF) is an initiative that leverages unique skills and resources available at Wisconsin's leading clinical institutions including Aurora Health Care, Marshfield Clinic and BayCare Clinic with the expertise of UW System campuses to develop cutting-edge medical technologies for business opportunities, student advancement, and patient care.

Competitive proposals will:

  • Collaborate on research to develop and validate worthy medical innovations;
  • Engage more physicians, UW faculty and students in research and entrepreneurship;
  • Focus on technology transfer to accelerate Wisconsin business growth;
  • Leverage extramural funding opportunities; and
  • Build a sustainable model for partnership among institutions.

Program Deadline: OPEN

Faculty and staff interested in developing a proposal to the Wisconsin Medical Entrepreneurship Foundation should contact Carl Fox, Director of Research and Sponsored Programs (foxc@uww.edu, 262-472-5289), to discuss the submission PRIOR to contacting the sponsor. 


THIS SITE IS CURRENTLY BEING UPDATED.  FOR CURRENT INFORMATION, CLICK HERE FOR THE WSGC WEBSITE. 

The Wisconsin Space Grant Consortium [WSGC] seeks proposals for a variety of grant opportunities, including the Aerospace Outreach, Higher Education Incentives, Research Infrastructure, and Special Initiatives Programs.  WSGC also seeks proposals from undergraduate and graduate students through the Graduate Fellowship, Undergraduate Research, and Undergraduate Scholarship Programs.

WSGC supports many projects that encourage faculty and staff research, outreach, and educational activities:

  • The Aerospace Outreach Program supports new or ongoing projects that increase the level of exposure and interest to K-12 teachers, students, and general public in space, aerospace, and space-related science.
  • The Higher Education Incentives Program supports projects for value-added, higher education teaching/training initiatives related to any space or aerospace discipline. 
  • The Research Infrastructure Program is designed to provide support to faculty and research to initiate a new research program in space science, aerospace, and space-related research infrastructure. 
  • The Research Seed Program is designed to provide support to faculty and research staff from the WSGC universities and colleges seeking to initiate a new space-related research program by providing stipends for students to participate in projects.
  • The Special Initiatives Program supports new or ongoing projects which involve space or aerospace-related content and are intended to attract or retain underrepresented groups, especially women, minorities, and persons with disabilities. 

WSGC also supports undergraduate and graduate student research, fellowships, and scholarships:

  • The Graduate Fellowship Program supports outstanding students pursuing aerospace, space science, or other space-related graduate independent research or design. 
  • The Undergraduate Research Program supports qualified undergraduate students in the creation of a small research study of their own design that is directly related to their interests and career objectives in space science, aerospace, or space-related studies. 
  • The Undergraduate Scholarship Program supports outstanding undergraduate students pursuing aerospace, space science, or other space-related studies or research.  

WSGC also provides two internship opportunities for students: the High Altitude Balloon Payload Internship and the High Altitude Balloon Launch Internship.   Students may apply directly to the WSGC to participate in these programs; students receive stipends of $4,000 for participation in the program. Applications are due by (TBA). 

All proposals must align with the goals and objectives of the National Space Grant College and Fellowship Program.  Additionally, by NASA requirement, every proposal funded through the WSGC must clearly demonstrate how its activities align with the goals of one or more NASA Directorates and/or Centers.  Partnering with NASA Centers, where appropriate, is also strongly encouraged.

WSGC is encouraging applications across a number of disciplines, including space sciences, aerospace technology, earth and atmospheric sciences, astronautics, geography, physics, geographical information systems, information technology, mathematical sciences, computer sciences, nanotechnology, biology, astronomy, and engineering, as well as any STEM-based education initiatives.  All projects must connect to a space-related field or activities conducted by NASA. 

The Graduate Research, Undergraduate Research, and Undergraduate Scholarship programs invite applications from a variety of disciplines.  The Consortium especially encourages applications from members of minority groups, women, and persons with disabilities, and from those pursuing interdisciplinary aerospace studies in, but not limited to, engineering, the sciences, architecture, law, business, nursing and medicine.  Award winners will be chosen based on academic performance, space-related promise, and the application.

Faculty and staff applicants to WSGC Programs are encouraged to coordinate proposal development with the UW-Whitewater WSGC Advisory Board Representative Rex Hanger (hangerr@uww.edu, x5258). 

Program Deadline: TBA FOR 2015-2016 

NOTE: This program is closed and NOT soliciting applications. Applicants may contact Carl Fox (foxc@uww.edu, x5289) to be added to our Request Log to receive the new Request for Proposals [RFP] if/when it is released. Applicants should not develop an application based on the RFP posted on this page-it is provided for informational/historical purposes only.

WSGC requires a minimum 1:1 match for Aerospace Outreach, Higher Education Incentives, and Research Infrastructure proposals.  WSGC also requires a 25% to 50% match for Special Initiatives proposals.  Applicants are strongly encouraged to contact the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs, which will provide assistance in budget development.

Undergraduate and graduate students are required to submit their research and/or scholarship applications to the UW-Whitewater WSGC Advisory Board Representative Rex Hanger (hangerr@uww.edu, x5258) prior to submission to the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs.

Faculty and staff applying to WSGC programs must submit their proposal to the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs to confirm the required level of match and to load the proposal to the sponsor's online proposal submission system. 


The WiSys Small Company Advancement Program [WiSCAP] connects the high-tech research and development needs of Wisconsin small companies with the technical expertise of faculty at the University of Wisconsin comprehensive campuses to stimulate economic growth, create new jobs and educate students. 

Competitive proposals will:

  • Create jobs at the UW campus and partner company;
  • Include a commitment for full or partial fiscal support from a private partner with appropriate agreements to protect intellectual property and share economic benefits among participating institutions;
  • Have appropriate and significant student participation;
  • Demonstrate that successful outcomes can be marketed in the immediate future (one to four years after the completion of the research and development);
  • Involve multi-campus collaborations; and
  • Is cost-effective. 

Program Deadline: OPEN

Faculty and staff interested in developing a proposal to the Wisconsin Small Company Advancement Program should contact Carl Fox, Director of Research and Sponsored Programs (foxc@uww.edu, 262-472-5289), to discuss the submission PRIOR to contacting the sponsor. 


The WiSys Technology Foundation, Inc. [WiSys], through the WiSys Technology Advancement Grant [WiTAG], seeks pre-proposals for applied research that will lead to long-term extramural funding with direct intellectual property potential.

The WiTAG program has the following objectives:

    • Develop a scientific theme and establish a long-term program;
    • Collect validation data to support intellectual property and extramural funding;
    • Obtain release time for faculty to conduct research and development;
    • Hire post-doctoral fellows and research assistants; and
    • Develop high value intellectual property and marketable products or processes

Program Deadline: OPEN

Faculty and staff interested in developing a pre-proposal to the WiSys Technology Advancement Grant should contact Carl Fox, Director of Research and Sponsored Programs (foxc@uww.edu, 262-472-5289), to discuss the submission PRIOR to contacting the sponsor. 


Important Updates & Deadlines

UW-W I-Grant Forms

Contacts

See the UW-Whitewater Program Page for the contacts for each individual grant opportunity. Carl Fox, ORSP Director, can also answer general questions and connect you with the appropriate staff member.

Carl Fox, Director
262-472-5289
foxc@uww.edu

Rebecca Mueller, Grants Officer
262-472-1049
muellerr@uww.edu

Location

Office of Research and Sponsored Programs
800 West Main Street
2243 Andersen Library
Whitewater, WI 53190-1790
Phone:  262-472-5212 (main #)
Fax:      262-472-5214

ORSP Site Policies

Please visit the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Style Guide for information on copyright, logos, and other pertinent information.  Questions regarding the style guide and graphic identity standards should be directed to Marketing and Media Relations at 262-472-1194.