Internal Grant Programs

UWM大奖娱乐官方网站主页 supports faculty in their roles as scholars and researchers, teachers, and service providers. Internal grant programs provide funding for travel to present research and attend conferences, develop research initiatives, foster international collaboration, and develop public service projects. The Office of Research administers internal grant programs, and all applications are peer-reviewed by committees comprised of faculty members.

Collaborative Research Team Development Awards

The Office of Research requests proposals to support the formation and development of collaborative research teams. This program is open to all disciplines.

大奖娱乐官方网站主页The awards are not seed funding for projects, but rather support for developing successful teams within the context of exploring and answering specific research questions that address complex topics and problems requiring the integration of multiple disciplines. Examples of expected longer-term outcomes are the ability to respond to external funding opportunities calling for multidisciplinary collaborations, top-tier scholarly publications, and/or tangible products. At the end of the funding period, teams are expected to provide the deliverables, as specified in the RFP.

Award Information:大奖娱乐官方网站主页 Teams will be funded up to $15,000; activities must be completed between July 2, 2019 and June 30, 2020. Five awards are anticipated.

Team Composition: Each team must include at least three faculty and/or scientists. The team must span at least two disciplines, and at least two members (academic and non-academic) must be from UWM. Inclusion of non-UWM team members is allowed.

Budget:大奖娱乐官方网站主页 A minimum of 50% of the budget must be used for team development and support. examples of such activities are in the RFP. The remainder of the budget may be used toward preliminary work on the research problem.

Proposal Instructions and Review Criteria: Please see the Collaborative Research Team Development Program guidelines大奖娱乐官方网站主页 for proposal preparation instructions, internal review panel participants, and selection criteria.

Proposal Submission: Submit the proposal as a single Word file to Kathleen Koch at kjk@aufdemsofa.com大奖娱乐官方网站主页 5:00 p.m. on Monday, April 1, 2019. Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted.

Working with Research Development Staff: Funded teams will meet with Research Development staff to determine appropriate team development activities and meet periodically throughout the year to review progress, discuss challenges, and receive feedback.

Deliverables:大奖娱乐官方网站主页 The following deliverables will be due at the end of the funding period:

  • Vision statement and long-term goals for the collaboration
  • Collaboration plan with all group members listed
  • Three-year strategic plan for the collaboration
  • List of potential grant opportunities and (if appropriate) grant applications made
  • If applicable, a description of preliminary work accomplished on the research problem

UWM Research Development Services will provide resources to help teams complete these deliverables.

Research Travel Award

Description: Provides travel support funding to UWM faculty, and instructional and research academic staff.

Eligibility:

  1. Applicants must be employed at UWM at least half-time and have an expectation of employment at UWM for at least one year after the travel dates.
  2. Applicants are eligible for a maximum of one award every two years.
  3. Deans are not eligible.
  4. Post-docs are not eligible.
  5. Graduate students are not eligible; however, Graduate Student Travel Awards are available through the Graduate School for students presenting, performing, or exhibiting original work.

Purpose of Travel:
Applications are accepted for one of the following:

  1. Conducting research.
  2. Presenting research results.
  3. Creative activity (performance, exhibition).

Requests for support solely for conference/meeting attendance will not be considered.

Award:大奖娱乐官方网站主页 The maximum award is $500. Awards may be combined with funding from other institutional sources.

Deadlines: Applications are considered on a continual basis, and will be reviewed every two months. Application submission well in advance of your travel dates is strongly encouraged.

Application:大奖娱乐官方网站主页 As part of the application you will be asked to describe in detail one of the following purposes for travel:

  • Conducting research: Describe what you intend to accomplish during your travel, how this relates to your research agenda, and the anticipated outcomes (monograph, articles, grants, etc.).
  • Presenting results of research: Explain the importance of your participation in the particular event for which you are requesting funding. Documentation of being invited/accepted to present your research (e.g. URL for the conference program, copy of email from conference organizers) is required at the time of application submission.
  • Creative activity (performance, exhibition): Explain the importance of your participation in the particular event for which you are requesting funding. Documentation of being invited/accepted as an exhibitor or performer (e.g. website showing your involvement in the event, or copy of email from event organizers) is required at the time of application submission.

We suggest that you assemble this information in advance and then copy/paste into the appropriate places in the application, and that you complete and submit your application in the same browser session. If you do not, you may lose any progress in your application entry. You are able to upload supporting documents.

Outcome Report: All award recipients must submit a short report (1-2 pages) on the outcomes of the funding.

Travel Policies: Awardees must comply with the and any other Department/School/College instructions (see your Unit Business Representative).

Questions? Contact Kathleen Koch at kjk@aufdemsofa.com大奖娱乐官方网站主页 or 229-3699.

Discovery and Innovation Grant (
  • Online Application (Deadline for 2020-21 awards has passed)
  • Using the DIG Online Application
  • Program Description:大奖娱乐官方网站主页 Seed funding program that supports high-quality, innovative research by investing in projects selected through an independent and objective process.

    Eligible Projects:

    • Early-stage research projects in need of seed funding for data collection, archival work, and establishing proof-of concept.
    • Have a 12- to 18-month timeline.
    • Will lead to the submission of competitive proposals for externally funded—and thereby self-sustaining—individual and collaborative research through grants, fellowships, or university/industry partnerships.

    Award Maximum

    • $125,000 for a single PI project (includes fringe benefit costs)
    • $150,000 for a multiple-investigator project (PI and Co-PIs; includes fringe benefit costs)

    Eligible Project Expenses

    • Salary/Course Release: One course release per UWM PI or Co-PI per award (faculty only) OR summer salary supplement (limited to $8,000) per UWM PI or Co-PI per award (faculty only).
    • UWM Personnel: Post-docs, research assistants, and hourly students.
    • Non-UWM Personnel: Payments to non-UWM personnel or agencies on a fee-for-service basis.
    • Capital Expenditures: Defined for this program as renovations, software, or equipment with a cost of $5,000 or more per unit/system that has a lifetime beyond the project. Cost-sharing of at least 50% is required.
    • Other Expenses such as materials and supplies, travel, user fees, purchase of services.

    Eligible Applicants

    • Must have UWM faculty or academic staff appointments, Principal Investigator (PI) status, and the expectation of a continuing appointment. Lead PIs may submit only one proposal per application cycle, although they can be Co-PIs on other proposals.
    • Are not the PI on an UWM Research Growth Initiative (RGI) award that began July 2019, 2018, or 2017.
    • Do not have a current UWM Research and Creative Activities Support (RACAS) award.
    • Agree to contribute at least 10% time to the project. Co-PIs who receive summer support or a course release must also contribute at least 10% time to the project.

    大奖娱乐官方网站主页Complete program information is listed in the .

    Online Application

    You can apply for the Discovery and Innovation Grant using the DIG Online Application

    Review Process
    The DIG program employs a three-stage review and selection process:

    Stage 1: Administrative Review
    大奖娱乐官方网站主页 Applications will be screened for completion and compliance with formatting requirements. Late, incomplete and/or non-compliant applications will not be accepted.

    Stage 2: Scientific/Scholarly Review
    All applications are externally reviewed for scientific/scholarly merit according to the following criteria:

    • Significance/Impact: Potential impact of results on the field or society.
    • Research Plan: Approach, design, methodology, timeline, resources, and assessment are effective and feasible to accomplish the aims.
    • Innovation: Novelty or creativity of the research.
    • Outcomes and Dissemination: Anticipated project results and how they will be communicated.
    • Quality of Writing: Proposal is clearly and carefully written.
    • Potential for External Funding: Rated on five-point scale and will be considered when making final funding decisions.
    • Necessity of Collaboration (Multi-investigator projects only): Multiple investigators are required to accomplish aims and strengthen the proposed research.

    Stage 3: Award Selection
    Funding decisions are made by Office of Research leadership based on final ratings and reviewer comments, past performance on previous awards, submission of final reports for previous internal awards, and representation of disciplines across the award portfolio.

    DIG Funding Cycle
    Submission deadline: Late October (see yearly RFP for exact date)
    Final review: January-February
    Award announcement: By mid-April
    大奖娱乐官方网站主页 Funds available: July

    Questions?

    Program Officer Technical Assistance
    Kathleen Koch Shane Dunlap
    (414) 229-3699 (414) 229-3160
    kjk@aufdemsofa.com jsdunlap@aufdemsofa.com

    Advancing Research and Creativity (ARC) Grant

    Program Description:大奖娱乐官方网站主页 Internal research funding for projects in all disciplines and at any stage of development. Funded work must be completed within a 12- to 18-month timeline. Awards are expected to result in scholarly, scientific, and artistic outcomes. The review process uses internal and external reviewers.

    Complete program information is listed in the ARC Request for Proposals.

    Award Maximum

    • $12,500 for a single PI project (includes fringe benefit costs)
    • $15,000 for a multiple-investigator project (PI and Co-PIs; includes fringe benefit costs)

    Eligible Project Expenses

    • Salary/Course Release: One course release per UWM PI or Co-PI per award (faculty only) OR summer salary supplement (limited to $8,000) per UWM PI or Co-PI per award (faculty only).
    • UWM Personnel: Hourly students; partial funding for UWM staff.
    • Non-UWM Personnel:Payments to non-UWM personnel or agencies on a fee-for-service basis. Consultants are limited to 50% of the budget.
    • Other Expenses such as materials and supplies, travel, user fees, purchase of services.

    Eligible Applicants

    • Must have UWM faculty or academic staff appointments, Principal Investigator (PI) status, and the expectation of a continuing appointment. Lead PIs may submit only one proposal per application cycle, although they can be Co-PIs on other proposals.
    • Are not the PI on a UWM Research and Creative Activities Support (RACAS) award that began July 2019, 2018, or 2017.
    • Do not have a current UWM Research Growth Initiative (RGI) award.
    • Agree to contribute at least 10% time to the project. Co-PIs who receive summer support or a course release must also contribute at least 10% time to the project.

    Types of Projects Not Funded by the Program

    • Curriculum development projects, including textbook development
    • Service projects
    • Product development or commercialization

    Review Process
    The ARC program employs a three-stage review and selection process:

    Stage 1: Administrative Review
    Applications will be screened for completion and compliance with formatting requirements. Late, incomplete and/or non-compliant applications will not be accepted.

    Stage 2: Scientific/Scholarly Review
    大奖娱乐官方网站主页 All applications are externally reviewed for scientific/scholarly merit according to the following criteria:

    • Significance/Impact: Potential impact of results on the field or society.
    • Research Plan: Approach, design, methodology, timeline, resources, and assessment are effective and feasible to accomplish the aims.
    • Outcomes and Dissemination: Anticipated project results and how they will be communicated.
    • Quality of Writing: Proposal is clearly and carefully written.
    • Necessity of Collaboration (Multi-investigator projects only): Multiple investigators are required to accomplish aims and strengthen the proposed research.

    Stage 3: Award Selection
    Funding decisions are made by Office of Research leadership based on final ratings and reviewer comments, past performance on previous awards, submission of final reports for previous internal awards, and representation of disciplines across the award portfolio.

    ARC Funding Cycle
    Submission deadline: Late November (see yearly RFP for exact date)
    Final review: February-March
    Award announcement: By late April
    Funds available: July

    Support for Undergraduate Research Fellows (SURF)

    The Support for Undergraduate Research Fellows (SURF) program is designed to foster faculty-student research collaborations. Faculty and academic staff can apply for the awards to provide an hourly wage for undergraduate students working as research assistants. Students will be paid as hourly employees.