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For the Record

February 10, 2010

Feb. 10–24, 2010

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

Foreign Language, Area Studies fellowships

Applications are now available for FLAS fellowships for summer 2010 and for the 2010–11 academic year. FLAS fellowships are funded by the U.S. Department of Education and administered by UW–Madison’s National Resource Centers to assist students in acquiring foreign language and either area or international studies competencies. FLAS awards are only available for certain world languages and are contingent on federal funding.

Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents of the United States. Applications by students in professional fields are encouraged. Preference will be given to applicants with a high level of academic ability and with previous language training.

Detailed information and an application form is available at Foreign Language & Area Studies fellowships.The application deadline is Friday, Feb. 19.

International internship grants, pre-dissertation travel grants

Applications are now being accepted for two graduate fellowships offered by Global Studies: 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.

Applications must be received in the offices of Global Studies by 5 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 26. 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. Complete details and application materials are available at Scott Kloeck-Jenson Fellowships or by contacting or 265-2631.

Classified Employee Recognition Awards

Nominations are being accepted for the 2010 Classified Employee Recognition Awards (CERA). Nominated candidates are evaluated based on a variety of key factors, including promoting excellence within the work unit, performing well under pressure, developing innovative solutions to everyday problems and participating in public service activities outside normal work responsibilities.

CERA recipients will receive a commemorative plaque, paid registration to an employee development program of their choice, and a cash award. These individuals will also be highlighted in Wisconsin Week and honored for their achievements at a special spring ceremony.

Find out more at Classified Employee Recognition Award. The deadline to submit nominations is Friday, Feb. 12.

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 research, curriculum development, campus activities and faculty diversity research awards.

To learn more about the grant categories, requirements and other stipulations, visit Institute on Race and Ethnicity Support Grants.

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

Wisconsin Idea Seminar Nominations

Faculty and staff interested in learning about the Wisconsin Idea and the state of Wisconsin should apply for the Wisconsin Idea Seminar, taking place May 17–21.

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

The seminar will include visits to the Aldo Leopold Shack, Baraboo; Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese, Waterloo, UW-La Crosse; the Oneida Tribe of Indians of Wisconsin, Green Bay; Ariens Company, Brillion; Door County tourism; Oshkosh Correctional Institution; and a Milwaukee public high school; and the Milwaukee Public Schools.

Each sponsoring school or college provides $560 per participant to cover room and board. For more information and for nomination forms visit Wisconsin Idea Seminar or contact Miriam Simmons, assistant dean, Graduate School, 262-9970.