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For the Record

April 9, 2008

April 9 – April 23, 2008

Wisconsin Week, the newspaper of record for UW–Madison, carries legally required notices for faculty and staff.

2008 Teaching and Learning Symposium

Register now for the 2008 Teaching and Learning Symposium. To view the program schedule and to register visit Teaching and Learning Symposium. This annual symposium brings together faculty, staff, post-docs and graduate students who teach and support learning to share best practices, celebrate accomplishments, discuss new teaching pedagogy and explore themes of mutual interest.

This year marks the 10th anniversary of the Teaching and Learning Symposium, and this year’s theme celebrates that milestone: “Shaping our Future: Teaching and Learning at UW–Madison.” The symposium will explore both what is enduring about teaching and learning at UW–Madison and what has dramatically changed. Issues to be discussed are the lasting values that frame our teaching, changes in what represents pedagogical innovation (and what the future might bring), revolutionary technological changes, and dramatic ways in which our students have changed and learn.

The registration deadline is Tuesday, May 13. Celebration events are May 21 in the Pyle Center and May 22–23 in the Pyle Center and other campus locations.

For additional information, contact Mo Noonan Bischof, 262-5246.>

WAA offers Alumni Relations Grants

The Wisconsin Alumni Association (WAA) is now accepting applications for a new grant program to help UW–Madison campus partners better connect with alumni. The first Alumni Relations Grant Program will distribute up to $10,000 in in-kind awards to develop new alumni relations initiatives or to enhance current projects.

Grant applicants must be a school, college or department. Awards will be granted in the form of WAA staff time toward execution of the project. WAA’s alumni relations services include advice and tools for marketing, event planning, technology consulting and more.

Proposed projects must be completed within the fiscal year of distribution, July 1, 2008–June 30, 2009. Grant recipients will be required to provide a final report to WAA by Aug. 31, 2009, detailing the success of the project and its impact on the school, college, department, students or alumni.

Applications are due Wednesday, April 30, and awards will be announced by Saturday, May 31.

To apply, visit Alumni Relations Grant Application
no later than April 30. For more information, contact Kevin Check at 262-9599.

Competition for Executive Education Courses

The Professional Development and Recognition Committee (PDRC) of the Academic Staff Assembly announces the 2008 Competition for Executive Education Courses. Any member of the academic staff is eligible to apply.

Single-course registration fees in the Executive Education program average $600 per day. Grants will cover all but a $50/day administrative fee. Your department may have discretionary funds to cover the administrative fee. Individual courses may be selected from many of the 200 Executive Education programs. A copy of the course catalog is available on request at 441-7357 or 1–800–292-8964.

View the latest dates and fees at Executive Education Program. Select your area(s) of interest from “Open Enrollment Topics.” Choose “Calendar” to see a list of programs, dates and fees for that topic. Online information supersedes catalog dates and fees.

The Academic Staff Professional Development and Recognition Committee will select five grant recipients. Selection criteria will be based on improved effectiveness in your present position.

Applications must include a completed application form in PDF or RTF; a resume; and one or two letters of support from your supervisor or a colleague.

Send five copies of materials to the Office of the Secretary of the Academic Staff, 270 Bascom Hall, by 4:30 p.m. on Friday, April 18. For questions: For questions: Lisa Jansen at 262-1126.

WAGE Individual Research Awards

The Center for World Affairs and the Global Economy (WAGE) announces an individual grant competition to support research projects on globalization and the international economy. WAGE anticipates awarding two to four grants of up to $10,000 that will be available for use from June 1, 2008–June 30, 2009. WAGE hopes to offer this competition annually through June 2011.

All UW–Madison faculty and qualified members of the academic staff are encouraged to apply for an award of up to $10,000 to cover any legitimate direct research expenses, such as graduate assistants, overseas travel, databases, books and materials, or workshop or conference expenses. Travel expenses are subject to approval by the dean of International Studies. These grants may be allocated to cover faculty or staff salaries, but some preference may be given to direct support of research expenses. Proposals that apply these funds toward PA or RA positions should budget for salary and tuition and demonstrate access to the necessary matching funds from another source, such as the faculty member’s department. Alternatively, student assistants may be paid on an hourly basis. There is no requirement to include additional money for fringes for salary paid from this grant.

Note that the principal investigators of the 2008–11 WAGE collaboratives are not eligible for this grant competition. However, faculty who signed on to collaborative proposals as affiliates but not as PI’s are encouraged to apply for the individual awards. Projects that complement the chosen collaboratives will have the advantage of supporting WAGE’s key themes for the next three years. An official announcement of the new collaborative themes should be posted on the Web site in early April. PI’s of 2005–08 WAGE collaboratives are eligible for these individual awards.

Studies that have direct relevance to the Wisconsin economy are especially welcome as are requests for supplementary support for major projects that already have other funding sources.

Applications should be submitted no later than noon on Friday, April 18. To apply, submit a CV, budget and short project description (no longer than 1,500 words, double spaced) that details the research question(s) and methods of inquiry. All proposals should be submitted electronically to Attachments should be in MS Office or PDF format, and to the extent possible, combined into a single document. WAGE also requests four paper copies of the entire application be sent to Individual Research Award, Center for World Affairs and the Global Economy (WAGE), University of Wisconsin–Madison, 321 Ingraham Hall, 1155 Observatory Drive, Madison, WI 53706.

Questions or concerns: Alison Alter.

Information: Center for World Affairs and the Global Economy.

ICTR announces $1 million to fund projects

The UW Institute for Clinical and Translational Research (ICTR) announces its second round of requests for awards for Clinical and Type 1 and Translational Research for Type 2 Translational Research Pilot Project funding. ICTR will award $1 million in pilot project funding, $500,000 in Clinical and Type 1 Translational projects and $500,000 in Type 2 projects.

For the complete RFAs and other information visit The Institute for Clinical and Translational Research. A letter of intent is due on Monday, April 28, and the application deadline is Thursday, May 15, with awards announced on Tuesday, July 8.

Applicants for Clinical and Type 1 and Type 2 Translational Research must meet the following criteria:

  1. apply for ICTR membership at The Institute for Clinical and Translational Research
  2. have primary employment at UW–Madison or Marshfield Clinic
  3. be a UW–Madison faculty member (tenure track, CHS or clinical), academic staff with temporary or permanent PI status; hold an individual career development award or be an institutional trainee; or be a Marshfield Clinic investigator and
  4. have plans to prepare a national research or career development application.

Applicants for Type 2 Translational Research must meet additional criteria, which are included in the application materials online.

This Clinical and Type 1 Translational Research Pilot Project competition targets investigators who propose to define and develop:

  1. novel clinical interventions,
  2. basic science or translational Type I research components incorporated into an investigator-initiated project, or
  3. novel technologies supporting such interdisciplinary collaborations. Pediatric sciences or health-disparities projects are encouraged, as are collaborations between UW–Madison and Marshfield Clinic. Stimulating new research that leads to peer-reviewed funding is an important objective.

This Type 2 Translational Research Pilot Project competition is offered through the Community-Academic Partnerships (ICTR–CAP) program. Pilot funds are available for investigators who propose to conduct research on translating new and existing findings into improvement in clinical practice and community health. The intent of this Pilot Project Research Program is to stimulate outstanding new Type 2 translational research that leads to peer-reviewed funding.

To access materials to apply, visit The Institute for Clinical and Translational Research. Direct questions concerning eligibility or the application process to