Awards & Grants


1.  UW Madison Academic Staff Excellence Awards

These awards honor nine Academic Staff members annually in several categories, including teaching, research, service, leadership, public service and outreach, and career achievement.  The winners receive a plaque and a $5,000 stipend.  The deadline for nominations is usually in January.  More information and sample application materials are here.

2.  UW System Awards

The UW System annually confers a number of awards for excellence in teaching and also for individual non-instructional academic staff and programs at system campuses.  Information and deadlines are here.


1.  UW-Madison Academic Staff Professional Development Grant Program 

Applications are now being accepted for the Fall 2015 Academic Staff Professional Development Grant program. The program is offered to all academic staff members who hold at least a 50 percent appointment and is for activities beginning between January 1, 2016, and June 30, 2016.  The Law School encourages all interested academic staff to apply.  Below are some important dates regarding preparation and submission. 

Brown-Bag Information Sessions

o   Tuesday, September 22, 2015,  12:00-1:00 p.m., Union South

o   Wednesday, September 23, 2015, 12:00-1:00 p.m., 1306 Health Sciences Learning Center (HSLC) 

Deadline to Submit Application

o   October 23, 2015 – Applicant electronically submits completed application to department chair/unit head 

Please visit for application forms and further information. If you have any questions, please contact Secretary of the Academic Staff Heather Daniels (263-1011, or Deputy Secretary Jake Smith (263-2985,


2.  UW-Madison Executive Education Course Grants

A limited number of grants are available to Academic Staff interested in professional development, improved program quality, and institutional effectiveness.  Applications are due in March for a number of business course (e.g., on leadership, project management, finance, etc.) for the following academic year.  There is no cost to the department.  Here is information about the 2014-15 program.



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