UW-Whitewater Grants

Strategic Initiatives

The purpose of the Strategic Initiatives Program is to fund, on a one time basis, high priority projects for which alternative sources of support do not exist. Projects will be funded up to $50,000. Funding will supplement, not supplant, other UW-Whitewater or UW System initiatives and/or programs. Pre-proposals are due to ORSP by noon on January 21, 2015.

Inclusive Excellence

The Inclusive Excellence Initiatives Program seeks proposals to fund, on a one time basis, projects supporting equity, diversity, and inclusion on the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater campus. Pre-proposals are due to ORSP by noon on January 21, 2015.

Education Outreach Grants (CLOSED)

Proposals are sought for projects that establish or build upon previously developed partnerships/ collaborations with area schools and/or school districts; or which foster mutually beneficial relationships between UW-Whitewater and the Cooperative Educational Service Agency #2. Full proposals are due to ORSP by 4:30pm December 8, 2014.

Faculty Sabbatical (CLOSED)

The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater seeks proposals which enable faculty to engage in intensive study to become more effective teachers and scholars. The program permits faculty to take leave for either one semester with full compensation or an academic year with sixty-five percent compensation. Proposals are due to the ORSP by 4:00pm on October 13, 2014.


Grant Writing Fellowships

The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater offers limited funds to support summer stipends to write grant applications. Proposals are due 25 February 2013 for a Summer 2013 fellowship term.

Graduate Research Grants

The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater School of Graduate Studies seeks proposals for single or multiple-student research projects that involve supervision by a member of the graduate faculty. Funds may be used for travel, supplies, photocopying, telephone expenses, or student wages (other than the student investigators), and/or dissemination of project results. Proposals are due 7 February 2014.

iHUB Fellowship / Mentor Program

The Whitewater-University Technology Park and its cornerstone facility-the Innovation Center-serves as the regional nexus for entrepreneurial initiatives and serve as a force to positively impact relevant economic indicators. The Innovation Center is a business incubator designed to leverage the capacity and resources of the community-including the University-to support business growth. Proposals are due 30 January 2012.

Research Scholars

The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater seeks to enhance undergraduate research among new mentors and faculty/staff in traditionally underrepresented departments through a pilot program in which faculty may request salaries to hire undergraduates to assist them in their research. Proposals are due 4 February 2013.

Faculty Development

The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater seeks proposals which expand scholarly resources in faculty fields of study; continue development of the expertise of faculty; develop new instructional and/or evaluation materials; and/or improve teaching skills, including management of new systems of instruction. Proposals are due 11 April 2014.

Undergraduate Research Grants

The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater seeks proposals for the Undergraduate Research Program, which provides opportunities for students to conduct undergraduate research, scholarship, and creative activity in partnership with faculty/staff mentors. Proposals are due 9 May 2014.

Academic Staff Development

The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater seeks proposals for individual professional development/training opportunities that contribute to the needs of the institution. For the 2014-2015 fiscal year, proposals are due 16 April 2014.

Student Technology Fee

UW-Whitewater seeks proposals to support student access to and accessibility of technology. Allowable expenses include: improved general access to computer laboratories, student access improvements, student training, and improving the level of technology for all students. Proposals are due 15 November 2013.

SURF Program

The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Undergraduate Research Program (URP) invites applications for ten-week mentored Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships. Undergraduate Fellows will be awarded stipends of $3,500. In addition, up to $500 in funding for supplies, services, and travel expenses may be requested. Mentors of selected Fellows will received a summer stipend of $2,500. Proposals are due 21 February 2014.


See the UW-Whitewater Program Page 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