August 5, 2013
To: Tenured Professors and Associate Professors, tenure- track Assistant Professors, and Permanent PIs at the University of Wisconsin-Madison
I am pleased to announce the Graduate School Research Committee's call for 2014-2015 research proposals. This research competition is available because of the impressive efforts of UW-Madison faculty and staff in filing successful patents through the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF).
All requests for 2014-2015 research support must be submitted electronically to the Graduate School by 4:30 pm on Friday, September 20, 2013.
Faculty members and permanent principal investigators (PI) may submit one application to the standard competition. This submission may be either individual or involve collaboration with another faculty member or permanent PI. This year, in an effort to foster innovative interdisciplinary scholarship, the Graduate School is embarking on a three-year experiment by offering an independent interdisciplinary competition. This competition is in addition to the standard competition and replaces the previously offered opportunity for PIs to submit a multi-disciplinary proposal in addition to a standard application as part of the Fall Competition. Investigators may serve as the PI on one interdisciplinary proposal and as a co-PI on two additional interdisciplinary proposals. To be eligible in this competition, co-PIs fromat least two different divisions (i.e. Arts and Humanities, Biological Sciences, Physical Sciences, and Social Studies) must apply together. A PI’s division for the purpose of this competition is the same as her/his tenure home division. We seek applications that truly bridge or blend different fields of investigation in novel ways. For communication purposes, a lead PI must be identified on such projects. Collaborators from the same division can still submit multi-PI proposals; they should do so, however, through the standard competition.
Research Committee priorities are to:
It is especially important to take time to review the FAQs specific to your Division.
To make the best use of the funds available to the Committee, it is critical for applicants to seek and obtain other funds. Information about the granting procedures of various federal and non-federal agencies is available from the Office of Research & Sponsored Programs website.
If you are applying for a Guggenheim, NEH, or ACLS fellowship, contact your Graduate School Associate Dean (2-1044). Please make sure you know and understand Graduate School supplementation policies, especially for external research fellowships other than the three identified above.
Information regarding the Graduate School's Research Committee Policies can be found here.
For Assistance in Completing the Application
Questions about the application call 2-8386.
Technical questions, call 5-9772.
Applicants will be notified of the outcome in December 2013.
Vice Chancellor for Research and Dean of the Graduate School