Academic Staff Professional Development Grants

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Fall 2020 Academic Staff Professional Development Grants – RFP for Fall 2020 activities. Activities have to begin between January 1, 2021, and June 30, 2021

Application Information

  • Request for Proposals (PDF)
  • Grants Program Overview (PDF)
  • Frequently Asked Questions (PDF)
  • “Writing a Successful Professional Development Grant” presentation – two informational sessions will be offered virtually:
    –    Tuesday, September 22, 2020, 11:30 am-12:30 pm (https://us.bbcollab.com/guest/cb1e647fcb654f15a8e2e7fea8b1d405)
    –    Wednesday, September 23, 2020, 12:00 pm-1:00 pm (https://us.bbcollab.com/guest/416d083ee94a48728c8349ff11448860)
  • View Info Session Presentation (PDF)
  • Online Submission System: https://apps.ohr.wisc.edu/staffdev/
  • View Past PD Grant Submissions (Examples include only narratives and budgets, not attachments)
    Example 1 (Updated 02/2015)
    Example 2 (Updated 02/2015)

Deadlines

  • October 23, 2020 – Online Proposal Submitted Electronically to department chair/unit head
  • October 30, 2020 – Department chairs and unit heads electronically approve proposals
  • November 13, 2020 – School/College/Division Dean/Director electronically approves proposal
  • November 13, 2020 – School/College/Division Dean/Director emails ranked list of applications to the Secretary of the Academic Staff (if applicable)
  • Week of December 14, 2020 – Announcement of the grants (tentative)

Proposal Evaluation

Proposal criteria includes: relevance and justification of activity; use and impact; program and university benefits; and overall quality of application. A sample scoring sheet is available here: Scoring Sheet

Professional Development Grant Report (REQUIRED FOR GRANT RECIPIENTS)

  • Professional Development Grant Report (click here to complete)
  • Reports for Fall 2020 Academic Staff Professional Development Grant Activities are due January 31, 2021
  • Reports for Spring 2021 Academic Staff Professional Development Grant Activities are due July 31, 2021

Next Competition

The next competition will be announced on or around January 27, 2021, for activities in July-December 2021.

Questions? Contact Jake Smith, Secretary of the Academic Staff, 263-2985, pdrc@soas.wisc.edu