Other UW Programs

Wisconsin Space Grant Consortium

Wisconsin Space Grant Consortium [WSGC] seeks proposals for a variety of grant opportunities including the Aerospace Outreach, Graduate Fellowship, Higher Education Incentives, Research Infrastructure, Research Seed, Special Initiatives, Undergraduate Research, and Undergraduate Scholarship Programs. For proposal deadlines, see the program page.


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. Proposals may be submitted anytime.


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. Pre-proposals may be submitted anytime.


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. Proposals may be submitted anytime.

Fertilizer Research (CLOSED)

The Wisconsin Fertilizer Research Fund 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. Proposals are due 12 September 2014.


21st Century Studies

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. Proposals are due 14 February 2014.

IRH Fellowships

University of Wisconsin-Madison Institute for Research in the Humanities 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. Proposals are due 19 February 2014.

Program Innovation Fund

The University of Wisconsin-Extension seeks innovative, interdisciplinary proposals that promote innovation and collaboration and advance UW System Growth Agenda strategic goals. Proposals must include at least two divisions of UW-Extension or at least one UW-Extension division and one UW campus or continuing education unit from any UW institution. Proposals are due 22 April 2013.

Water Catalyst Program

The UW-Milwaukee School of Freshwater Sciences solicits proposals to address six core technology areas specific to Wisconsin's water industry: novel treatment materials; modeling and forecasting; intensive aquaculture and recirculating systems; water treatment, probiotics, and biofilms; fluid mechanics in manufactured technologies; and mechatronics, sensors, and automation. Proposals are due 29 January 2014.

Water Resources Institute

U.S. Geological Survey, in cooperation with the National Institutes for Water Resources, seeks proposals for matching grants to support research on the topic of improving and enhancing the nation's water supply. Proposals are due 11 February 2014.

WEEB Grants

The Wisconsin Environmental Education Board seeks proposals in two categories: General Environmental Education and Water Grant Programs. The General Environmental Education Program supports proposals for the development, dissemination, and implementation of environmental education programming. The Water Grant Program supports innovative projects related to water education and conservation in Wisconsin. Proposals are due 29 January 2014.


See the individual University of Wisconsin / Affiliated Program Pages for the contacts for each individual grant opportunity.  Laurie Taylor, ORSP Director, can also answer general questions and connect you with the appropriate staff member.

Laurie Taylor, Director