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For the Record

October 7, 2009

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

Call for Proposals: WUN Research Development Funds

The Worldwide Universities Network (WUN) announces the availability of WUN Research Development Funds. All faculty and academic staff are invited to apply for WUN Research Development Fund grants designed to facilitate international collaboration. Please see the links below for detailed proposal information, deadlines, financial guidelines and eligibility.

WUN is a consortium of leading public research universities. Its members draw on combined resources and expertise to advance knowledge and understanding on issues of global concern. UW–Madison’s participation in WUN activities has resulted in wide-ranging impacts, including research advances, strengthened international partnerships, extramural funding bids, sharing of best practices, new online resources and innovative educational opportunities.

Learn more about WUN funding opportunities.

Submit proposal materials by Friday, Nov. 13.

Academic staff professional development

All academic staff with 50 percent appointments or more are invited to apply for fiscal year 2009–10 Academic Staff Professional Development Grants for conferences, training or other professional development projects that occur between Jan. 1–June 30, 2010. Proposals should focus on training and/or retraining to improve the UW–Madison academic staff member’s effectiveness in his/her current role. Funding is not available for fundamental job-skill training, course development or salaries.

Applications must be submitted to department chairs or unit heads by Friday, Oct. 16. Contact Donna Silver, secretary of the academic staff, at 263-2985 with questions.

Graduate Student International Field Research Awards

The Division of International Studies announces the 2009–10 competition for Graduate Student International Field Research Awards. Awards are intended to cover airfare and living expenses abroad and are expected to average about $3,000 per student.

Proposals should be submitted to the International Institute member program to which the student is applying. Complete applications are due by 4 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 16.

To be eligible, students must be enrolled in a UW–Madison doctoral program and have completed their M.A. or M.S.; and priority will be given to pre-dissertation exploratory research. The award is not intended to cover language study. The competition is open to U.S. citizens and international students.

Visit Graduate Student International Field Research Awards for application information.

Classified Staff Child Care Grant

The Classified Staff Child Care Grant is a privately funded family child care award given to permanent UW–Madison classified employees who need assistance with paying for the high cost of quality child care. Permanent UW–Madison classified employees who demonstrate a high need for financial support for child care are eligible, and both part- and full-time employees are eligible. Typically, a total of $2,000 is disbursed annually among four to six families. Awards range from $250-$500.

To apply, download an application. For more information or to have an application mailed, call Jordan at 890-0436. The deadline for applications is Sunday, Nov. 1, and awards will be granted in December.