UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN River Falls

Presentations and Professional Conferences

Faculty and Instructional Academic Staff Professional Development

The purpose of this program is to support faculty and teaching academic staff to participate in professional conferences, presentations, exhibits and performances.

Criteria

  • Travel must occur during the period between July 1, 2015 and June 30, 2016.
  • Only one travel grant award can be made in a grant year cycle even though there may be two or more solicitations for proposals (i.e., choose your grant requests carefully).
  • International travel (which excludes Canada, Mexico or the Caribbean area, but includes Hawaii and Alaska) is normally limited to $1,300, whereas national travel (continental US, Mexico and most of Canada) is limited to no more than $1,000.
    • However, full funding assumes that the travel is presenting at the function:
    • Those who are participating (as a chair, moderator, etc. with their name in the program) will be limited to 60% of the limits described above.
    • Individuals who are only attending may receive funding up to 25% of the limits described above pending approval and budgetary constraints.

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All proposals will be evaluated by the Faculty Professional Development Committee of the Faculty and Academic Staff Development Board.

Procedure

  • Priority will be given to those proposals which show clear indication that a research project, paper, or professional presentation has been or will be made by the applicant in conjunction with the travel request.
  • Only the application is needed to apply for the grant. Supporting documents will be required at the time that travel expenses are submitted.

Faculty and Instructional Academic Staff Professional Development (Round 2): 

Travel must occur between July 1, 2015 and June 30, 2016.

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View Application Here - Due: September 7, 2015document


Applications must be submitted in electronic format after the necessary signatures are obtained. A scanned copy must be attached to an e-mail and sent to fasdb@uwrf.edumail by 4:30 p.m. on the due date. The e-mail subject line must include the grant title and last name of the applicant (example: FIASPD-Fischer). Applications that are not submitted following these directions will not be considered.

 

Academic Staff Professional Development Grants

The following guidelines describe the local procedures and standards for the University of Wisconsin System Academic Staff Professional Development Program at UW-River Falls.

Objectives

The UW-System Academic Staff Professional Development Program has been established to facilitate individual professional development that contributes to the needs of the institution. The program has three main objectives:

  • Individual Professional Development
    • Providing an opportunity for academic staff to enhance their effectiveness in meeting changing needs and roles in higher education
  • Improved Program Quality
    • Contributing to improving program vitality during a period of anticipated resource constraints and rapidly changing administrative and educational needs
  • Improved Institutional Effectiveness
    • Enhancing and refining those abilities most directly related to the mission and goals of UW-River Falls

Criteria

Proposals will be evaluated according to the following guidelines:

  1. The focus of activities should be on improving effectiveness of staff in their current roles rather than in enhancing abilities that allow the staff member to compete for a more responsible position.
  2. The program does not provide leave for formal study leading to a degree.
  3. Priority will be given to projects that impact groups of academic staff members rather than individuals.
    • (For example, higher priority would be given to a project that would offer an on-campus workshop for a group of academic staff members than to be a project that would offer an on-campus workshop for a group of academic staff members than to a project that would provide for off-campus conference attendance for one staff member.)
  4. Consideration will be given to the cost effectiveness of the project.
  5. No more than one proposal from an individual will be accepted during a fiscal year.
  6. Travel must occur between July 1, 2015 and June 30, 2016.
  7. Projects that support the diversity may be given priority consideration. Other issues of current concern may be identified and specified in the call for proposals.
    • Other considerations of the committee will be:
    • To what extent does the plan address a clearly identified individual, professional or program quality need?
    • Is the plan realistic?
    • Are the details well described?
  8. Salaries cannot be included, nor can be unspecified "miscellaneous" expenses be listed under budget.

Review Committee

The proposals will be reviewed by the Academic Staff Professional Development Committee of the Faculty and Academic Staff Development Board.

Procedures

  • The committee will divide proposals into those that are recommended for funding and those that are not. They will rank those that are recommended for funding in priority order.
  • The committee may send proposals back to their authors for modifications.
  • The results of the committee's deliberations will be forwarded by the Chancellor for review and approval.
  • The Accounting Office will establish a special account for each funded project.
  • Each recipient will be requested to submit a final report to the Faculty and Academic Staff Development Board assessing the impact of the project, by June 30 of the fiscal year funded.
 

Academic Staff Professional Development Grants (Round 1): 

Travel must occur between July 1, 2015 and June 30, 2016

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View Application Here - Due: September 7, 2015document


Applications must be submitted in electronic format after the necessary signatures are obtained. A scanned copy must be attached to an e-mail and sent to fasdb@uwrf.edumail by 4:30 p.m. on the due date. The e-mail subject line must include the grant title and last name of the applicant (example: ASPDG-Fischer). Applications that are not submitted following these directions will not be considered.

 

Robert P. Knowles International Education Grants

Criteria

Grants will be made to UWRF Faculty, instructional and non-instructional academic staff, and limited appointees to foster international activity.

Travel must occur during the period between July 1, 2015 and June 30, 2016.

Review Committee

All proposals will be evaluated by the Faculty Professional Development Committee of the Faculty and Academic Staff Development Board.

Priority will be given to professional presentations at international conferences. Only the application is needed to apply for the grant. Supporting documents will be required at the time that travel expenses are submitted.


Robert P. Knowles International Education Grants: 

Travel must occur between July 1, 2015 and June 30, 2016. 

**NOTE: This form does not properly display in all web browser.  Right mouse click on the link and choose "save link as". Choose to download the form to your desktop. Next, visit your desktop and open the PDF from that location.

View Application - Due: September 7, 2015document


Applications must be submitted in electronic format after the necessary signatures are obtained. A scanned copy must be attached to an e-mail and sent to fasdb@uwrf.edumail by 4:30 p.m. on the due date. The e-mail subject line must include the grant title and last name of the applicant (example: Knowles-Fischer). Applications that are not submitted following these directions will not be considered.

Contact Us

Faculty and Academic Staff Development 
fasdb@uwrf.edu 
715-425-3843 
M-F, 7:45 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. 
104 North Hall