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For the Record

February 14, 2006

School of Business offers scholarships to UW–Madison employees

The School of Business is offering two merit scholarships to UW–Madison employees for the Evening MBA program for fall 2006. The scholarships will cover 50 percent of the total tuition over the three years of the program. The Evening MBA program is a part-time MBA program designed for working professionals. The deadline for submitting an application for the program and the scholarships is April 1, 2006. For more information on the Evening MBA program visit For more information on the scholarships contact Linda Uitvlugt at

Scott Kloeck-Jenson Fellowships: International Internship and Predissertation Travel Grants

Applications are now being accepted for two graduate fellowships. Global Studies awards Scott Kloeck-Jenson International Internship Grants to doctoral students interested in undertaking practitioner internships on social justice issues and Scott Kloeck-Jenson International Pre-dissertation Travel Grants to support summer travel for doctoral students exploring potential field research sites.

The program is open to students of any nationality who are enrolled in a doctoral program at UW–Madison. Projects related to Global Studies themes will receive particular attention. Specific requirements for each fellowship, further details and application materials are available at Three copies of the entire application package (including application forms, letters and transcripts) must be received no later than 4 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 17. All application materials should be sent or delivered to Global Studies, 301 Ingraham Hall.

Applications Invited for Wisconsin Idea Seminar Faculty and staff interested in learning about the state of Wisconsin and the University’s relationship to the state should apply for the Wisconsin Idea Seminar, a five-day study tour of the state, held May 15-19. For a first-hand account of last year’s seminar visit:

The tour introduces faculty and staff to the Wisconsin Idea, the commitment to use university expertise and resources to address the problems of the state. Nominations are due to dean’s offices by Wednesday, March 1. The program is for recently tenured faculty, new associate deans, new department chairs, new faculty and lead academic staff with statewide responsibilities.

This year William Cronon, Vilas and Frederick Jackson Turner Professor of History, Geography, and Environmental Studies, will present “Wisconsin Geology Tour” on May 15. Walter Dickey, Evjue-Bascom Professor of Law and director of the Remington Center for Research, Education and Service in Criminal Justice, will speak to “Criminal Justice Issues” on May 18.

The 2006 tour will include visits to the Aldo Leopold Shack, Baraboo; a dairy farm, Westfield; UW-Stevens Point, Stevens Point; the Marshfield Clinic, Marshfield; MarquipWard United and the Concrete Park, Phillips; the Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa, Lac du Flambeau; the Hmong community in Wausau; Oshkosh Correctional Institution, Oshkosh; and Milwaukee public schools.

Each sponsoring school or college provides $475 per participant to cover room and board. All other costs are covered by a generous grant from the Evjue Foundation, the charitable arm of the Capital Times.

For more information and for nomination forms go to: or contact Miriam Simmons at 262-9970,

UW–Madison Academic Staff Professional Development Grants

All UW–Madison academic staff with 50 percent appointments or more can compete for fiscal year 2006-07 Academic Staff Professional Development (ASPD) Grants Part I for conferences, training or other professional development projects that occur between July 1 and Dec. 31. Proposals should focus on training and retraining to improve the academic staff member’s effectiveness in their current roles. A lower priority will be given to proposals designed to enhance the staff member’s ability to compete for other positions.

Authorized and funded in part by UW System, the program’s main objectives are individual professional development, improved program quality, improved institutional effectiveness and design for diversity. The funds can be used to send an individual to training or to bring a trainer to campus for work with a group of academic staff.

This program is sponsored and administered by UW–Madison, and half of the funding for individual projects comes from the staff member’s department. The Professional Development and Recognition Committee of the Academic Staff Assembly administers the review process by a committee of academic staff.

Applications must be submitted to department chairs or directors by Friday, March 3. Academic staff with split appointments who propose projects that are related to all units for which they work have to secure the endorsement of each employing unit. Applications that have been approved by department chairs or directors will be forwarded to the dean’s or director’s office and then to the Office of Human Resources.

Application instructions are at:

For more information, contact Pam Bauman, Office of Human Resources, or 263-2511.

Global Legal Studies Initiative call for funding proposals for summer and fall 2006

The Global Legal Studies Initiative (GLSI) is a joint project of the Law School and the Division of International Studies. Through this initiative, the Law School and International Studies work together to promote the understanding of international, transnational and comparative legal systems, processes and regimes, and disseminate this knowledge to students and constituencies on and off campus.

To launch this effort, GLSI, in conjunction with other entities on campus, sponsored a series of events in fall 2004 about “Law and Global Transformations.” In fall 2005, GLSI hosted a week-long series on constitutional issues, including a workshop on constitution-building in Africa post-1989, the “Harnack-Fish Human Rights Lecture” delivered by Professor Brun-Otto Bryde, Justice of the German Constitutional Court, as well as a second weekend workshop on constitution-building in comparative perspective.

GLSI receives ongoing support from the Center for World Affairs and the Global Economy (WAGE) and the East Asian Legal Studies Center (EALSC), and is based at the Institute for Legal Studies (ILS). Additional information can be found at

  • Scope and Nature of Funding: GLSI is interested in providing modest amounts of seed money ($500-$2,000) for interdisciplinary projects that would advance the goals stated above. Proposals might include a request to fund international travel for individual research purposes; to cover expenses for hosting an international legal scholar; or to provide partial support for a larger project that is substantially funded by other sources.
  • Eligibility: UW faculty, academic staff and campus organizations.
  • Expectations: GLSI funding recipients would be expected to: (1) submit a single page summary report about their project when it is completed for GLSI files, and (2) acknowledge any GLSI support by including in any publications or emerging documents a footnote indicating: “This project received (either partial funding or substantial support) from the Global Legal Studies Initiative at the University of Wisconsin Law School.” In some cases recipients may be asked to give a talk about their project at the Law School.
  • Rolling Deadlines: To be considered for summer 2006, submit your proposal by Friday, March 31.To be considered for fall 2006, submit your proposal by Wednesday, Oct. 1.
  • Requirements: Submit a three- to five-page written description of your project with a budget summary to Heinz Klug, Director, Global Legal Studies Initiative, UW Law School, 975 Bascom Mall, CAMPUS.

Contact Klug at with questions.

Brittingham Visiting Scholars Grants for the enhancement of undergraduate education

The Brittingham Foundation has provided funding to enrich small upper-level courses or seminars for undergraduates by bringing distinguished visitors to the classroom. The purpose of the Brittingham Visiting Scholars Program is to introduce advanced students to those working “in the field” who can help them increase their awareness of the expertise and accomplishments they will need after they graduate.

Visitors who can help students make links between their academic study and the world they will enter upon graduation are of special interest to this program. Thus, Brittingham visitors need not have “academic” credentials, and people making nominations should consider proposing individuals who work outside academia. Brittingham awards are intended to provide sustained interaction between a single distinguished visitor and a specifically designated small group of undergraduates over a period of a few days. This will normally occur by integrating the visitor into advanced undergraduate seminars, capstone courses or other small advanced courses. The course or seminar should either carry honors credit or provide a means by which individual students may obtain honors credit. Lecturing to large groups or classes is not necessary and does not enhance an application. In past years, visitors have been on campus approximately a week. It is unlikely that visits of fewer than three full days will be funded.

Although Brittingham Visiting Scholars may work with groups other than undergraduates, undergraduate education must be the primary focus of the proposal. Although the visitor may include larger lectures in the schedule, the proposal must clearly demonstrate that sustained interaction with an identifiable group of undergraduates is the primary activity for which funding is requested. Budgets of up to $2,500 will be considered for each project, although larger awards will be considered under unusual circumstances. These must be carefully justified. Travel expenses, honoraria, special supply needs and other appropriate expenses are included in this award.

All proposals should include:

  • a brief letter from the department chair (or chairs in the case of co-sponsored proposals) indicating as specifically as possible how the proposed visits will strengthen the education of undergraduate students
  • a brief (one- to two-page) proposal from the faculty member(s) in charge of the main upper-level course(s) in which the visitor will work. The proposal must clearly outline the tasks, schedule and contributions of the visitor(s), including any events such as lectures, workshops, etc., that would benefit other students, staff and members of the community, and
  • a budget of estimated expenses to cover the costs of the visit and other material that might be necessary, either in preparation for the visit or as a result of it.

Meals and lodging will be covered by a per diem at the rate of $100 applicable only to the days on which the visitor is working with undergraduates on campus. Proposals should specify the number of days per diem requested. Air fares should be based on economy class, 30-day advance purchase. In proposing honoraria, bear in mind the standards set by other programs on campus, such as those developed by the University Lectures Committee, which can be found at: The honorarium and per diem can be supplemented by the sponsoring unit through other funds.

Departments should forward their proposals for the 2006-07 academic year to Mo Noonan Bischof, 117 Bascom Hall, by Friday, March 17. Proposals should be sent by attachment to, preferably in pdf format. If submitted in hard copy, deliver three full copies. Announcements of awards will be made by the middle of April. For more information, contact Mo Noonan Bischof at the above e-mail address or by calling 265-4413.