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For the Record

September 20, 2005

CIBER grants available for international education

The Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER) grants program encourages and supports teaching and research in international education activities in many disciplines, including business, engineering, law, area/international studies, foreign languages and communications. Requests must uphold CIBER’s mission to increase the competitiveness of U.S. business internationally. UW–Madison faculty and Ph.D. students are eligible to apply.

Awards are given in two categories: global research/curriculum development (request range is $2,000-$7,500, applications accepted for Oct. 1 and April 1, 2006, deadlines) and CIBER applied funds (requests must be less than $2,000, application deadline is the first of each month).

Grants in either category can be used to support international research (e.g. travel), purchase of curriculum development materials, support of visiting guest speakers for classes and/or public programs with an international focus, etc. Detailed information, including applications and instructions for each category, is available at

For information, contact Sachin Tuli, CIBER assistant director, at or 265-4938.

UW Health launches new athletic performance program

UW Health Sports Medicine Center has created a new athletic performance program, Power Squared. The sports conditioning program is aimed at helping student athletes and teams develop athletic skills needed for maximum athletic achievement. Power Squared emphasizes exercise techniques that decrease the risk of sports injuries while promoting the specific performance requirements of each sport. All programs, timetables and fees are available online at

For more information, contact Dave Knight, program coordinator, at 261-1775.

Research grants available for 2006 fiscal year

The Graduate School is accepting applications for a grant program funded through the Industrial and Economic Development Research Program. Individuals or groups of UW–Madison researchers should submit proposals for 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.

The majority of IEDR grants will be awarded as seed money to support early stages of applied research. The grant competition is open to all faculty and academic staff members on campus during the period of the research support, with a limit of one proposal per principal investigator.

Notices of intent to submit a proposal must be sent to by Oct. 14. Full proposals must be submitted by Nov. 11. Download instructions about the grant submission process at For more information, contact Jane Sherwood, IEDR program manager, at 263-7274 or

Art legacy fund created

A Creative Arts Legacy Fund to support the Creative Arts Student Legacy Award was recently formed. The fund will provide a method for university colleagues, friends, family, students and alumni to honor retired or deceased UW faculty, staff and students for their service. The fund unifies donations of memorial and honor in a single resource that is managed by the Arts Institute and UW Foundation. The names and departments of honorees will be listed on the Arts Student Legacy Award call and in the program for the annual arts awards program.

For more information about the new awards program, contact Susan Cook, Arts Institute executive director, at 263-4086 or

Call for Academic Staff Professional Development Grants

All UW–Madison academic staff with a 50 percent or more appointment can compete for Academic Staff Professional Development Grants Part II for conferences, training or other professional development projects that occur between Jan.1 and June 30. Proposals should focus on training and/or retraining to improve the academic staff members’ effectiveness in their current roles. A lower priority will be given to proposals designed to enhance staff members’ abilities to compete for other positions.

Authorized and funded in part by UW System, the program’s main objectives are individual professional development, improved program quality, improved institutional effectiveness and/or design for diversity. The funds can be used to send an individual to training or to bring a trainer to campus for work with a group of academic staff.

Applications must be submitted to department chairs or directors by Oct. 14. Academic staff with split appointments who propose projects that are related to all units for which they work have to secure the endorsement of each employing unit. Applications that have been approved by department chairs/directors will be forwarded to the dean’s/director’s office by Oct. 21 and then to the Office of Human Resources by Nov. 4.

Application instructions are available at For more information, contact Pam Bauman at or 263-2511.