Thursday, December 17, 2009

NSF and Other Summer Undergrad and Grad School and Post Doc Funding

FOR UNDERGRADUATES: Paid Summer 2010 Undergrad Research Placements!!!
Over 400 programs -Undergraduate REU and Other Summer Research Opportunities.

Opportunities at over 150 colleges and universities:

Professional Development and Support: Alliance for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (AGEP): see

For Financial Support in Graduate School Opportunities: Bridges, GK-12, IGERT and NSF Grad Research Fellowship programs provide generous stipend ($30,000 per year) and tuition support for students through the National Science Foundation:


This information compliments of the Institute for Broadening Participation.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Spring Workshop Schedule

Up-coming Workshops

Intro to Foundation Grants for Non-Profit Organizations
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 and UW clientele.

- Friday, February 19, 2010 ~ 9 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
- Thursday, March 18, 2010 ~ 1 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.
- Friday, April 16, 2010 ~ 9 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.

Foundation Directory Online
Gain hands-on experience using the Foundation Center's foundation database, Foundation Directory Online. Those new to grants research, consider taking it with the workshop above!

- Friday, February 19, 2010 ~ 11 a.m. – 12noon
- Thursday, March 18, 2010 ~ 3 p.m. – 4 p.m.
- Friday, April 16, 2010 ~ 11 a.m. – 12 noon

Identifying Grants for Research & Project Funding
Aimed at those from the University community (and from the public at large) who are interested in identifying grant opportunities for their research and special projects. Emphasis is on funding for academic pursuits.

- Thursday, February 4, 2010 ~ 1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Grants for Your Education
This free presentation is 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.

- Thursday, January 21, 2010 ~ 2 p.m. – 3:30 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 ~ but seating is limited.
Location: Room 436 Memorial Library at 728 State Street, Madison*

*Non-UW participants will be able to get a day pass upon showing an ID at the entrance. For more information telephone the Nikki Busch at (608) 262-6431, or send email to:

Friday, December 4, 2009

UW-Madison Population Health Dissertation Grants


UW-Madison Population Health
Dissertation Grants

Sponsored by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health & Society Scholars Program

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health & Society Scholars Program at UW-Madison is sponsoring a campus-wide competition for Population Health Dissertation Grants for the academic year 2009-2010. Eligible students must be enrolled in any UW-Madison Ph.D. program and be working on a topic in the study of health and society. One of our primary goals is to expand population health research across campus. Our aim is to encourage dissertations that include components of population health broadly defined, such as addressing the multiple determinants of health (e.g., biological, medical, behavioral, social, economic and environmental) and their important interactions over the life course; examining the measurement, distribution, or experiences of health; or evaluating interventions (at individual, community, or policy levels) for their impact on population health outcomes. For a good example of population health discourse, see: Kindig, Milbank Quarterly 85(1) 139-161, 2007 or visit the RWJF Health & Society Scholars Program web site at:

The grant to the student is to be used toward dissertation research, such as for a pilot study, data collection expenses, or other research activities related to the student’s work in health and society. The proposal should clearly state a plan of action, how this award will improve current or planned research, and an explanation of how the money will be used. Proposals will be evaluated based on the quality of the proposal, the relevance of the work to expanding knowledge on health and society, and the project’s contribution to expanding research on health and society or population health across campus. Funds must be spent by April 30, 2011, and a final report is due to the RWJF Health & Society Scholars Program by July 1, 2011. In addition, a brief oral presentation will be required at a campus-wide symposium in the late Spring of 2011.

Award: $5,000 to the student, plus $1,000 to a faculty advisor *
(We anticipate approximately 8 awards.)

Due: February 25, 2010 (Notification: March 5, 2010)

* The funds to the faculty advisor go into a research account. These funds need not be spent on the doctoral student project. They are provided as incentive to participate in the dissertation research of students doing work on health and society.

Application Process: The proposal should include an abstract section (250 words max), project description, budget and budget rationale, and references. Please email the proposal (5 pages max, double-spaced, Arial 11 pt font or equivalent), a CV, and a brief letter from your advisor to Jane Lambert at