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For the Record

December 8, 2004


Wisconsin Idea Undergraduate Fellowships available
Wisconsin Idea Undergraduate Fellowships, sponsored by the Office of the Provost and the Morgridge Center for Public Service, support innovative projects involving undergraduate students, faculty/instructional academic staff and community organizations. Students receive three academic credits and up to $3,000 ($5,000 for group projects) depending on project length. The supervising faculty/instructional staff member and the participating community organization each receive $1,000 ($500 for summer-only projects) to support the project. Applications are available now for proposals for work that would be done during the 2005-06 academic year. Projects may begin as early as summer 2005.

Project areas include but are not limited to community development; health-related issues; the arts; economic development; education; environmental issues; criminal justice and poverty/hunger issues. They can take place anywhere in the world. Students with at least sophomore standing may submit a project proposal. They must maintain undergraduate status throughout the project.

Community organizations eligible to serve as partners in these projects include private nonprofit organizations, government agencies, the K-12 school system, and relevant business and trade organizations.

Applications and brochures are available at the Associate Vice Chancellor’s Office, 117 Bascom Hall, and at the Morgridge Center, Room 154 in the Red Gym. More specific information and application and instructions are also available online at The deadline for 2005-06 proposals is Feb. 18, 2005.

Call for Feminist Scholars’ Fellowship
The Women’s Studies Research Center announces its 2005-2006 competition for the Feminist Scholars’ Fellowship. The fellowship is designed to provide UW–Madison faculty a full-time research appointment for one semester (fall 2005 or spring 2006). The Research Center will finance a lecturer replacement if necessary in the scholar’s home department to cover the applicant’s teaching responsibilities.

Eligibility: Tenured faculty engaged in feminist research.

Requirements: The fellow must remain in residence at UW–Madison for the semester. He or she will be expected to make a presentation near the end of the resident semester and participate in the activities of the Women’s Studies Program and Research Center.

Application guidelines: Applications should include a five-page double-spaced proposal, a curriculum vita and a letter from his/her department chair indicating the department is willing to release the colleague from teaching responsibilities for the semester. Applicants should indicate the semester for which they are requesting the fellowship. Applicants should also indicate how they intend to participate in the Women’s Studies Program and Research Center activities. Applications should be submitted to the Women’s Studies Research Center, 108 Ingraham Hall, 1155 Observatory Drive, Madison, WI 53706. The application deadline is Dec. 15. The award will be announced Jan. 15, 2005.

Criteria for selection: The significance, originality and innovation of the proposal; the potential contribution of the proposed research to feminist scholarship; and the applicant’s scholarly record.

Additional information: 263-2053 or e-mail


Research awards available for undergraduates
Faculty and staff are encouraged to invite undergraduate students to apply for the Wisconsin Hilldale Fellowships and Holstrom Environmental Scholarships. These awards were created to provide opportunities for undergraduates, with at least junior standing, to participate in collaborative research with faculty or research/instructional academic staff members. The awards provide a grant of $4,000 to the student, plus $1,000 to the faculty/staff supervisor to help defray the costs of the research. Proposals may be made within or outside the student’s major. The Holstrom Scholarships require an environmental focus. All submittals are due Feb. 4, 2005. Application forms are available at

The University Book Store Academic Excellence Awards provide $1,000 to undergraduates who have distinguished themselves by completing outstanding projects at UW–Madison. Students must be enrolled in a degree program during the first and second semesters of the 2004-05 academic year. All submittals are due Feb. 25, 2005. Application forms are available at


Sea Grant call for proposals for 2006-08
The University of Wisconsin Sea Grant College Program is inviting proposals for the next two-year grant period that begins March 1, 2006. The process involves two steps:

1.) Prospective principal investigators must submit a pre-proposal by Dec. 13, the guidelines for which can be viewed at

2.) Potential principal investigators whose pre-proposals are accepted will be invited to submit a full proposal, which will be due May 2, 2005. Notification of awards will be made in mid-November.

All Sea Grant project funds are awarded via a highly competitive process involving peer reviews and the recommendations of external advisory panels. Presently, the four highest-priority program areas are aquatic invasive species, aquaculture, biotechnology and digital Great Lakes/geospatial technologies. The program is especially interested in receiving proposals from female, minority and new faculty.

For more information, contact James Hurley, assistant director of research and outreach at, 262-1136 or visit the Web site at

I&EDR call for proposals
The Graduate School promotes and advances UW–Madison research that benefits Wisconsin’s economy by awarding grants through the Industrial & Economic Development Research (I&EDR) program competition. Individuals and groups of UW–Madison researchers can submit proposals for fiscal year 2005-2006 that focus on research that is technically innovative, of interest to a broad economic sector and has a high potential to benefit Wisconsin’s industrial and economic development in the near future. All faculty and academic staff members who will be in residence on the Madison campus during the period of the research support are eligible to apply.

I&EDR grants often allow UW–Madison to engage in inventive research, generate additional public and private-sector support for the research programs, and promote technology transfer between the university and industry. The majority of I&EDR grants are awarded as seed money to support early stages of applied research.

The deadline for a required e-mail notice of intent to submit is Dec. 15. The proposal deadline is Feb. 23, 2005. Also new this year are statements regarding intellectual property. Applicants should follow the new proposal format found in the proposal instructions, available at For more information, contact the program manager, Jane Sherwood, 263-7274 or

Funding available for women’s physical education issues
The Virginia Horne Henry Fund for Women’s Physical Education Issues provides money for an annual competition in a number of activities related to women’s physical education, including special programs, new course development, research support, visiting scholars/experts and student support. The total funding available each year is in the range of $140,000. Last year, there were 13 awards ranging from $270 to $23,366. Awards will be granted on the merits of the project and the close connection to the fundamental principles of Virginia Horne Henry’s work — creating a campus resource dedicated to the pursuit of women’s lifelong learning skills in the areas of physical education, including knowledge and appreciation of women’s movement and the female body in culture. All faculty and staff at UW–Madison are eligible to apply for funding. Student organizations may apply if a faculty or staff advisor submits the proposal on the group’s behalf. The deadline for completed applications is Feb. 4, 2005. For an application or information, contact Associate Dean Mariamne Whatley at the School of Education at 262-2463 or

This fund also provides for two Wisconsin Distinguished Fellowships in Women’s Physical Education Issues. For information about these fellowships, contact Donna Schleicher at 262-6137.