Anonymous Fund Purpose: To enhance the artistic and cultural life of the University; one of the larger University trust funds; administered by a committee appointed by the Chancellor and chaired by the L&S Associate Dean for Humanities. Deadlines for proposals for the 2009-2010 academic year are: September 18 and November 16, 2009 and February 5 and April 6, 2010. (All block grant proposals must be received by the February deadline.) Please submit nine copies to 105 South Hall. Guidelines and the Cover Sheet for Anonymous Fund proposals can be downloaded by selecting the following links: Guidelines, cover sheet (MS Word format). For more information about the Anonymous Fund, please contact Beth Quandt Hartzheim at 5-6351.
Hilldale Lectures Purpose: provide a special opportunity for faculty, staff and students to present to the university community distinguished thinkers whose contributions to contemporary culture and science have received international recognition and acclaim. This opportunity allows engagement around topics of mutual interest. Each of the four divisional committee issues annual calls for nominations. Call for nomination deadlines are posted online athttp://www.secfac.wisc.edu/lectures/hilldale/index.htm
Kemper K. Knapp Bequest Committee Purpose: to support projects that cross departmental lines and have an impact on the educational and cultural life of the University community, particularly projects that benefit undergraduates. Knapp funds are not often used for purposes that can and should be supported elsewhere, such as from regular grants or research funding, from fees charged for performances, or from the regular University budget. Knapp grants are usually in the range of $500 to $5000. The committee’s annual call for proposals is usually issued in early September, and is posted online at http://www.secfac.wisc.edu/knapp/index.htm
Brittingham Trust Purpose: to support general University objectives with emphasis on projects in the arts and humanities, innovative or experimental projects that subsequently may be funded through traditional sources, interdisciplinary activities, and special projects that will contribute to the University’s knowledge base or provide distinctive learning experiences for students or faculty. The bequest is controlled by outside trustees mostly from the Brittingham family; grants are made on a calendar year basis; applications should be directed to Becci Menghini in the Chancellor’s Office through the Dean by the end of August each year for consideration by the Trustees each October. Send a one to two page application outlining the program need to Becci by the end of August; be sure to include a summary paragraph and a detailed budget. For further information, contact Becci Menghini at 2-8967 firstname.lastname@example.org
Evjue Foundation Purpose: to support programs and initiatives that are broadly supportive of the university and city/county communities. The Foundation is administered by an independent board of trustees. Grants are made on a calendar year basis; applications should be directed to Becci Menghini in the Chancellor’s Office. Send a one to two page application outlining the program need to Becci by the end of March each year for consideration by the Board in May/June; be sure to include a summary paragraph and a detailed budget. Contact Becci Menghini at 2-8967 or email@example.com for further information.
Graduate School Research Committee Purpose: to support faculty research; substantial funds derived from grants from the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF); in addition to faculty research grants, the Committee administers Romnes Research Fellowships for promising younger faculty members, the WARF Mid-Career Award, and WARF Research Professorships for outstanding senior faculty members; the Committee is appointed and chaired by the Dean of the Graduate School; applications and nominations are normally due in September for consideration for funding the following year. For further information contact Steve Schwoegler at 2-8386, or consult the Fall Competition Announcement, http://www.grad.wisc.edu/acct/fc/index.html
Lectures Committee Purpose: to support lectures of interest to the wider university community; the committee funds an honorarium of $300 or $600, plus travel and expenses according to State guidelines, and publicizes the lecture. Committee policy limits funding to no more than two lecture proposals per eligible unit per fiscal year, with the provision that the proposed lectures cannot take place during the same semester. Applicants should provide evidence of financial support by the sponsoring and co-sponsoring units. The committee chair is appointed by the University Committee and other members are appointed by the chancellor, the divisional committees, ASEC and ASM. Applications, reviewed monthly, are due by the 15th of each month. Applications may be obtained online at http://www.secfac.wisc.edu/lectures/lectcomm/index.htm
Brittingham Visiting Scholars Purpose: provides funding to enrich small upper-level courses or seminars for undergraduates by bringing distinguished visitors to the classroom to introduce advanced students to those working “in the field” who can contribute directly to the knowledge and skills students will need upon graduation. Budgets of up to $2,500 will be considered; proposals due in the Provost’s office in February each year. Contact the Associate Vice Chancellor for Teaching and Learning, or consult the website, https://tle.wisc.edu/resources/brittingham-visiting-scholars-grants
Cyril B. Nave Bequest Purpose: to support faculty research and program activities related to Latin America; administered by a committee appointed by the Chancellor and chaired by the L&S Dean; applications may be considered at any time.
DoIT “Engage” Initative DoIT sponsors various programs to encourage teaching and learning with technology. Information about the “Engage” initiative can be found online at http://engage.doit.wisc.edu.