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UWRF Strategic Initiative - Funds for Faculty Grant Writing

Applications for Faculty Grant Writing Funds - Due April 8, 2016 - 4:00 pm

The UW-River Falls Strategic Plan Progress Committee in conjunction with the Grants & Research Office are offering limited  funds to support UWRF faculty and instructional academic staff to write extramural grant applications during FY 16-17.  All requests for funds for faculty grant writing will be considered and are encourage by all disciplines.  The following application for faculty grant writing funds are due to the Grants & Research Office by April 8, 2016 at 4:00 pm. 

Funds can be used to defray the cost of reassignment from teaching a course (with Chair and Dean approval) or for summer salary support, as long as the grant recipient devotes the time for grant development and has college approval.  Funds will be limited to a maximum of $5,000 per application. 

Applications for these funds must be used to support writing an:

·         extramural funding opportunity that supports our campus strategic plan goals and metrics;

·         extramural funding opportunity of $150,000 or more; and an

·         extramural funding opportunity that includes indirect costs.

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Mathematical Progressions through Habits of Mind

Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction Grant Award


UWRF math education student Chelsea Nelson explains how she reached an answer to a math task as part of the Mathematical Progressions through Habits of Mind project.  Nelson is one of eight UWRF math education students participating as apprentices in this new three-year math grant which works with grades 2-9 math teachers on the implementation of the Common Core Math Standards. The project kicked off on campus over the weekend with approximately 25 participants on Friday and 90 on Saturday. This is a federally funded grant awarded to UWRF faculty members Dr. Erick Hofacker, Dr. Kathryn Ernie, Dr. Susan Ahrendt and from UW-Eau Claire Dr. Sherrie Serros through the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction. Photo by Kathy M Helgeson. Originally posted in the Falcon Daily September 24, 2015.

EPA Awards Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Grant to Monitor Coastal Wetlands

US Environmental Protection Agency Grant Award


The U.S Environmental Protection Agency announced that Central Michigan University in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan, has received a $10 million Great Lakes Restoration Initiative grant to monitor coastal wetlands around the Great Lakes basin over the next five years. This project expands an existing GLRI grant to the university for Great Lakes wetlands monitoring.

Dr. Joe Gathman

 Dr. Joe Gathman from UWRF is a collaborator and project team member of this grant award. Dr. Gathman is an Assistant Professor in Biology.  His academic specializations include Wetland and Aquatic Ecology, Invertebrate Zoology, and Evolutionary Biology.

Full EPA News Release



Contact Us

Molly Van Wagner
Director of Grants and Research
Phone: 715-425-3195
101 North Hall