Statewide outreach projects eligible for grants

October 23, 2014 By Greg Bump

Grants of up to $500 are available to faculty and staff who have ideas for creating awareness of the value UW–Madison provides to the state of Wisconsin.

The Office of University Relations is seeking applicants for the Statewide Outreach Incentive Program. The program provides funding to new and existing education and outreach programs and projects targeted to Wisconsin communities outside of Dane County.

“The Statewide Outreach Incentive Program advances the institutional priority known as the Wisconsin Idea, that the university should improve lives beyond our classrooms,” says Vice Chancellor for University Relations Vince Sweeney. “We are looking for ideas that engage and inform Wisconsin citizens about how the resources and expertise at UW–Madison benefit the entire state.”

The grants may be used to pay for staff time, travel, supplies, and other expenses associated with taking university programming outside of Madison and Dane County.

A total of $10,000 is available in the 2014-15 fiscal year through the program. Applications will be accepted until funding has been depleted, and applicants may apply more than once for different activities.

Examples of qualifying outreach activities could include:

  • Presentations or visits to business organizations, service groups or other community groups.
  • The creation of an “experts roundtable” event around a topic of interest to a certain population or demographic that would provide community members, local government officials and media an opportunity to come listen, ask questions or gain new understanding.

More information and application criteria can be found here.