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For the Record

October 4, 2005

Jacobsen endows scholarship fund

Larry Jacobsen, UW alumnus and former director of the UW–Madison Primate Research Center Library and Information Services, has created a $100,000 endowment for the School of Library and Information Studies. The Lawrence Jacobsen Innovations in Library Science Award will fund scholarships for second-year SLIS students beginning in 2006. The award will be given to SLIS students who need financial assistance in completing their second year, have a focus on academic and special libraries, and who demonstrate skills as potential difference-makers in the profession.

Researchers looking for cold study participants

Bruce Barrett, assistant professor in the Department of Family Medicine, is leading a team of researchers to see if the popular herbal remedy echinacea is an effective treatment. This project will also assess the placebo effect and the role of physicians in patient health. The researchers need participants experiencing the onset of a common cold. Paid participants must be older than 11, willing to fill out surveys and willing to visit a doctor at the study’s sites in Verona or Madison. No blood will be drawn, and participants will be accepted through next year. For more information, visit, or call Barrett at 263-2220 or Laurie Draheim at 843-2653.

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 Friday, Nov. 11. Download instructions about the grant submission process at For more information, contact Jane Sherwood, IEDR program manager, at 263-7274 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 (ASPD) 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 Friday, 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 Friday, Oct. 21 and then to the Office of Human Resources by Friday, Nov. 4.

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