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For the Record

August 22, 2007

August 22–September 5, 2007

Canadian–U.S. Border Security Conference: Call for faculty and doctoral student participation

The Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER) is a co-sponsor of the upcoming conference “Homeland Security and Canada–U.S. Border Trade: Implications for Public Policy and Business Strategy,” which will take place in Windsor, Ontario, Canada, Oct. 25–26. Designed for business executives, government officials and academics, the conference will assess American and Canadian security perspectives.

This conference is by invitation only. Anyone interested in attending should send a brief e-mail to CIBER by 5 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 14, describing your interest in the program and how it relates to your teaching and research interests. Participants will need to pay for any meals not included in the conference. CIBER requires that sponsored participants provide a follow-up summary of their experience at the conference, including an evaluation of its value to the participant’s teaching and research interests.

To view the conference agenda and for additional information, visit the conference web site or contact Julie Lane at 265-9719.

Graduate School fall research competition

Information about the Graduate School’s fall research competition can be found in the fall competition announcement.

Online applications are now being accepted. The deadline for submission is 4:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 14.

This competition is open to tenured professors, associate professors, tenure-track assistant professors and permanent PIs at UW–Madison.

Call for pre-proposals for the Ira and Ineva Reilly Baldwin Wisconsin Idea Endowment

The Office of the Provost is soliciting proposals from faculty, staff and students for the annual Ira and Ineva Reilly Baldwin Wisconsin Idea Endowment. The endowment is intended to advance The Wisconsin Idea through the development of new and innovative initiatives and new dimensions to existing outreach activities by creating partnerships and collaborations, and sharing and applying knowledge. The endowment is not intended to support or to duplicate existing projects, or replace activities that are part of a unit’s normal operation.

This year, $600,000 will be granted for projects that begin on or after Jan. 15. Proposals for initiatives up to $120,000 total funding are encouraged, and projects may last for up to three years. The Ira and Ineva Reilly Baldwin Wisconsin Idea Endowment call for proposals involves two steps: UW–Madison faculty, staff or students must first submit a pre-proposal; and individuals whose pre-proposals are accepted will be invited to submit a full proposal.

Pre-proposals (two double-spaced pages) are due in dean’s offices by the end of the day on Wednesday, Sept. 26. Signed copies of the pre-proposals are due in the provost’s office by Wednesday, Oct. 3. Those encouraged to submit full proposals will be notified by Friday, Oct. 26. For complete endowment details, including pre-proposal guidelines, cover page, budget submission form, directions and a list of previously funded programs, visit endowment web site.

Further questions should be directed to the endowment chair, Peyton Smith, assistant vice chancellor for extended programs, 262-8214.