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For the Record

October 21, 2009

Call for support grant proposals for racial and ethnic studies

Four categories of grant support are being made available by the UW System Institute on Race and Ethnicity for implementation during the 2010-11 fiscal year. The four grant categories are:

  • Category A, Research: To support scholarly research on topics addressing race, ethnicity, diversity, inclusivity and/or equity with the intention of publication.
  • Category B, Curriculum Development: To support the development and teaching of new courses pertaining to race, ethnicity, diversity, inclusivity and/or equity.
  • Category C, Campus Activities: A miscellaneous category designed to support campus activities, guest lectures, fine arts performances, curricular infusion and instructional innovations, and/or events regarding race, ethnicity, diversity, inclusivity and/or equity.
  • Faculty diversity research awards: To provide release time and support for categories of individuals who are tenure-track faculty members for their scholarly research and writing, thus enhancing their opportunities for achieving tenure.

To learn more details about the grant categories, requirements and other stipulations, visit

Proposals must be sent to the institute office and postmarked no later than April 9. For more information, contact Thomas Tonnesen at 414-229-4700 or

Call for Proposals: WUN Research Development Funds

The Worldwide Universities Network (WUN) is pleased to announce the availability of WUN Research Development Funds. All UW–Madison 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 partnership in WUN is managed by the Division of International Studies and led by Kris Olds, Department of Geography. 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:

Please submit proposal materials by Friday, Nov. 13.

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 4-6 families. Awards range from $250-$500.

To apply, download an application from the Web site at and click on “financial assistance” and then “For Faculty/Staff.” For more information or to have an application mailed, call Jordan at 890-0436. The deadline for applications is Nov. 1, and awards will be granted in December.