Thursday, November 7, 2013

Two Funding opportunities through the UW-Madison School of Education

The Virginia Horne Henry Committee, A Fund for Women’s Physical Education and Movement, just opened the application period for two funding opportunities. Administered through the School of Education, the Fund is used to support an annual competition for activities related to women’s physical education and movement (open to UW-Madison students, faculty, and staff) and a yearly fellowship (open to graduate students). 

Learn more about these opportunities here:

Thursday, April 11, 2013

The James P. Danky Fellowship

In honor of James P. Danky's long service to print culture scholarship, the Center for the History of Print and Digital Culture, in conjunction with the Wisconsin Historical Society, is offering an annual short-term research fellowship.

The Danky Fellowship provides $1000 in funds for one individual planning a trip to carry out research using the collections of the Wisconsin Historical Society (please see details of the collections at Grant money may be used for travel to the WHS, costs of copying pertinent archival resources, and living expenses while pursuing research here. If in residence during the semester, the recipient will be expected to give a presentation as part of the colloquium series of the Center for the History of Print and Digital Culture.

For more information and to apply, please visit this page:

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Public Humanities Fellows: Call for Applications

The Center for the Humanities just announced several Public Humanities Fellows for the 2013/2014 academic year. These positions are for dissertators within the Humanities. Current dissertators may apply for one of four possible placements: Madison Children’s Museum, The Madison Public Library, To the Best of our Knowledge (Wisconsin Public Radio), and UW-Madison Center for the Humanities, Great World Texts Program. Applications are due April 22. For more information, including how to apply, please visit the Center for the Humanities website.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Proposal Writing Webinar - Free!

Learn the basics of grant proposal writing from the Foundation Center. Register for the free webinar here, which will be held on February 20, 2013, 2:00-3:00 CST. This webinar is designed to help develop proposal writing skills, focusing on the key components of submitting a proposal to a foundation.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

GIC Spring 2013 Workshops

Upcoming workshops at the Grants Information Collection

Identifying Grants for Your Research and Project Funding
Aimed at faculty and researchers from UW-Madison departments who are interested in identifying grant opportunities. Hands-on workshop using three grants databases: Foundation Directory Online, COS Pivot, Philanthropy In/Sight. Individuals seeking personal grants to fund their education should attend the “Grants for your Education” workshop.

Friday, February 1 ~ 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 p.m.

Intro to Foundation Grants for Non-Profit Organizations: Part 1: Grantseeking basics
Sessions will include an orientation to the Collection, background on the world of grantmaking, information on how to build a credible nonprofit organization, as well as general grantseeking tips. This workshop is suitable for staff of nonprofit organizations outside of the university.

Friday, February 15 ~ 1:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.
Thursday, March 14 ~ 1:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.
Friday, April 19 ~ 9 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.

Intro to Foundation Grants for Non-Profit organizations : Part 2: Finding Funders
Hands-on workshop using 3 databases: Foundation Directory Online, Foundations in Wisconsin, COS Pivot.

Friday, February 15 ~ 2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Thursday, March 14 ~ 2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Friday, April 19 ~ 10:30 a.m. – 12 noon

Grants for Your Education
For current and future students in Wisconsin (of any institute of higher education) interested in researching potential scholarships, fellowships, and grants for one’s education. Focus is on how to identify funding sources beyond those that are available through most offices of financial aid.

Friday, February 8 ~ 10:30 a.m. – 12 noon
Wednesday, March 6 ~ 3:30 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Further Information
Each semester the Grants Information Collection in Memorial Library at the University of Wisconsin-Madison sponsors workshops on grant-seeking strategies. Workshops generally exclude funding for for-profit enterprises and for personal welfare assistance.

Fee: None ~ free to all
Registration: Not required
Location: Room 231 Memorial Library at 728 State Street, Madison*

Non-UW participants will be able to get a Visitor's pass upon showing a current photo ID with address information (driver's license) at the entrance to the library. For more information telephone (608_ 262-6431, or send email to: grantsinfo at

Grants Classes, Continuing Studies, UW-Madison

Writing Effective Grant Proposals, W, Jan 23, 8:30 am-3:15pm,  Pyle Center, 702 Langdon St, Madison, WI, $128

Understand the craft of stating clear goals and objectives, building a budget, and creating a dynamic abstract for funding proposals. Also learn how to save time in planning and information gathering.

Instructor: Boris Frank
Program # 0275-13-PDAS

For additional information, contact:
SUNSHINE JANSEN: 608-262-4354
Register Online:

or register by phone at 608-262-2451

Grant Writing for the Arts, S, March 2, 9am-Noon, Goodman Community Center, 149 Waubesa St, Madison, WI, $65

Learn the key components for writing an award-winning grant proposal to private and public funders, including Dane Arts. From parsing grant guidelines to writing a compelling narrative and developing a budget, this hands-on workshop covers what you need in order to get started or to refine your knowledge of grant writing.

Instructor: Carol Cohen
Program # 3151-13-LSA

For additional information, contact:
SARAH MARTY: 608-263-2790
Register Online:

or register by phone at 608-262-2451

Business of Art: Grant Writing, Th, Apr 25, 6-9 pm, 21 N Park St, Rm 7045, Madison, WI, $40
Have a great idea? In this introduction to grant writing you learn the basics of how to plan a proposal, present your idea in a compelling way, and communicate constructively with funders. You even write and critique a short proposal. This is the perfect class to get you on your way to writing grant proposals that succeed.

Instructor: Tom Linfield
Program #2559-13-LSA

For additional information, contact:
LORI O'NEILL: 263-6322
Register Online by April 18:

or register by phone at 608-262-2451

Nonprofit Management Course, January - May 2013, Madison College - MATC

Jan 17, 2013 - May 16, 2013
The 16-week class meets at the Downtown Madison College Campus in Madison, 211 North Carroll Street, from 5:30 to 8:20 Thursday evenings, starting January 17th.

Tuition is $380 including individual consultation with Boris Frank.

Whether you are preparing for an entry level position working for a nonprofit organization, or you are currently employed by a nonprofit and seeking to hone your skills, an all-star list of guest speakers join course leader Boris Frank in providing an overview from starting a new nonprofit organization to ensuring that your agency is meeting the highest standards of nonprofit management principles and best practices in the profession.

The course is geared to those who work in the nonprofit world but do not have formal business and management training.

The course covers:

• Forming a nonprofit organization
• Best practices in nonprofit mnagement
• Board responsibilities and recruitment
• Strategic planning
• Fundraising and development
• Marketing and public relations
• Financial management
• Staff and volunteer recruitment and retention
• Program development

For registration information and details: log on to or contact Boris at
Catalog 10102171 Class #68056