Monday, January 31, 2011

UW-Madison: Student Tech Committee welcomes proposals

The Student Information Technology Initiative Advisory Committee (SITIAC) has just published its first call for proposals. 

The charge of SITIAC is to insure that SITI funds are spent on new, potentially enterprise-level technologies or technology-related support services by recommending pilots of innovative, student-centric information technology services that have the potential to serve all students on campus. Proposals must align with this charge. 

You may access all the information you need to craft and submit a proposal here:

Proposals are due February 15, 2011.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Forward Community Investments Free Capacity Building Workshops Announced

Frank Martinelli, president of Center for Public Skills Training, and Shelly Schnupp, president of SMS & Associates, will provide attendees with a framework and tools for nonprofits to enhance their ability to build organizational capacity.

Belmont - February 22, 2011

La Crosse - March 10, 2011

Milwaukee - March 22, 2011 DCF Only

Fond du Lac - April 14, 2011

New Richmond - April 28, 2011

Ashland, WI - May 17, 2011

Eau Claire - June 16, 2011

Register and/or get further information.







Monday, January 24, 2011

Free Up-coming Grant Research Workshops @ the GIC

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, January 28, 2011 ~ 9 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
  • Thursday, March 17, 2011 ~ 1 p.m. – 2:45 p.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, January 28, 2011 ~ 11 a.m. –  12noon
  • Thursday, March 17, 2011 ~ 3 p.m. – 4 p.m.

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.

  • Friday, March 4, 2011 ~ 12 noon – 1:30 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. 

  • Monday, January 31, 2011 ~ 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
  • Wednesday, February 23, 2011 ~ 1 p.m. – 2:30 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 231 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:

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Community Health Center Incubator Program in Wisconsin Being Piloted

The University of Wisconsin- Madison Center for Nonprofits (UW-CNP)  in partnership with the Wisconsin Primary Health Care Association (WPHCA) and the Wisconsin Department of Health Services has received a $50,000 grant from the UW Partnership Program to pilot a Community Health Center incubator program in Wisconsin.  "Expanding Access to Care in Rural and Underserved Areas" will create new strategies and services to help establish additional Health Centers in underserved communities in the state starting April 1, 2011.

The Wisconsin Community Health Center Incubator Program will be much like a business incubator program providing communities with the financial, legal, technical, and operational resources to become competitive applicants for grants.

Resources will include an online needs assessment tool, an incubator application and selection process, support for health care and business planning, and $7,000 in grant assistance ($7,000 local match required) to two communities selected to pilot the incubator program. Communities may use the grant to support program coordination, grant writing consultation, business operations and legal counsel.  


Jeanan Yasiri, Executive Director
UW Center for Nonprofits
Phone:  608-335-2980


Tom Petri
Wisconsin Primary Health Care Association
Office:  608-277-7477 or Cell 608-712-7488

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Undergraduate Scholarships for UW-Madison Students

provide support for collaborative research between undergraduate students and faculty or research/instructional academic staff members.  The awards provide a grant of $4,000 to the student and $1,000 to the faculty/staff supervisor to help offset research costs.  Students must have at least junior standing at the time of application. The Holstrom Scholarships require an environmental focus. The application deadline for 2011-12 awards is February 14, 2011.  Directions for accessing the on-line application, instructions and FAQs can be found at the UAA website.

WISCONSIN IDEA UNDERGRADUATE FELLOWSHIPS are awarded to undergraduate students to develop and implement community-based research or service-learning projects that will meet a community identified need (local, national or international) under the supervision of a UW-Madison faculty or instructional academic staff member. Fellowships provide three (3) academic credits, a stipend of up to $3000 to a student ($5000 for a group of up to five students) and up to $2000 to help offset project related costs. Students must have at least sophomore standing at the time of application. The application deadline for 2011-12 fellowships is February 11, 2011. The on-line application, instructions and FAQs can be found on the Morgridge Center for Public Service website.

UNIVERSITY BOOK STORE ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE AWARDS provide $1,000 to undergraduate students who have distinguished themselves by completing outstanding projects, such as a senior thesis, at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.  Students must be enrolled in a degree program during the 2010-11 academic year (December 2010 graduates may apply).  Applications are due March 21, 2011.  Directions for accessing the on-line application can be found at the UAA website.  

Note: In some cases the faculty/staff mentor may also receive funds to support the collaborative research effort.

Questions may be directed to Julie Stubbs, Director of the Undergraduate Academic Awards Office (271 Bascom Hall, 265-2428, ).

Call for Pre-proposals for the Reilly Baldwin Wisconsin Idea Endowment

UW-Madison Faculty, Staff, and Students:

The Provost's office is soliciting proposals from faculty, staff and students for the spring 2011 Ira and Ineva Reilly Baldwin Wisconsin Idea Endowment competition. This endowment helps foster the Wisconsin Idea, the philosophy that the knowledge, ideas and solutions generated at the University benefit the people of Wisconsin, our nation and the world.

Deadline for Pre-proposals:  Due in Dean's/Director's Office: 12:00 noon, Wed., Feb. 2, 2011

Proposals are encouraged for new outreach and public engagement activities that partner with community and off-campus organizations to extend and apply our research, education and clinical knowledge to help solve problems or take advantage of opportunities. Projects may begin on or after July 1, 2011 and last up to three years. Proposals for initiatives up to $120,000 are encouraged. This year the endowment will grant approximately $700,000 through the competition.

The Reilly Baldwin Wisconsin Idea Endowment call for proposals involves two steps:
1) UW-Madison faculty, staff or students must first submit a pre-proposal; and
2) Individuals whose pre-proposals are accepted will be invited to submit a full proposal.

Pre- and full proposals must be signed off at the departmental and dean's/director's levels before submission to the Office of the Provost. Pre-proposals are due in your Dean's/Director's office by noon, Wed., Feb. 2, 2011. Signed copies of the pre-proposals are due in the Provost's office by noon, Wed., Feb. 9, 2011. We will announce pre-proposals finalists by Wed., March 16, 2011.

See for pre-proposal guidelines, cover page, budget submission form, directions and a list of previously funded programs. Questions should be directed to the Office of the Provost, Eden Inoway-Ronnie, 265-5975 or

Monday, January 3, 2011

Grant Writing Course beginning 1/11 at Madison College (MATC)

Grant Writing Essentials - Covers skills new grant writers need to develop and write successful grant proposals, including searching for grant makers, writing an abstract and needs statement, effective outcomes and budget. Course will apply to public or private grant writing situation. Instructor Roe Parker has over 20 years of experience as a professional grant writer, manger, and small business owner.  Roe has been teaching grant writing courses and workshops for the Wisconsin Technical College System, Eau Claire United Way, and other organizations for the last twelve years. Cost: $85.00.  The course will be held on five consecutive Tuesday evenings starting January 11, 2011, 5:30 P.M. – 8:30 P.M.  More information.