Grants and Research




Interim Undergraduate Research, Scholary, and Creative Activities (URSCA) Director application is open


The URSCA Office in conjunction with the Grants and Research Office is pleased to announce the Interim Undergraduate Research, Scholarly, and Creative Activities (URSCA) Director application process to support URSCA activity on campus during the 2021-22 academic year. The University of Wisconsin-River Falls is dedicated to providing opportunities and resources that foster high-quality student-faculty collaborative projects and enhance student development.

The URSCA Director will receive 50% release time from their nine-month faculty appointment. In addition to release time, an additional academic year stipend of $5,000 will be provided. A summer stipend in the amount of $10,000 will also be provided. This interim appointment will be for a one-year period, with a possible one-year renewal. The URSCA Director will report to the Director of Grants and Research


Eligibility: The program is open to UWRF tenured faculty, tenure track faculty, and instructional academic staff. It is not intended to be done as an overload. 


Application process Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. For full consideration, applicants should submit all required materials by April 22, 2021, to Molly Van Wagner, Grants and Research, 101 North Hall,


  • Application form (endorsement of supervisor is required)
  • Letter of interest (1-2 pages) focusing on related skills/experience and career goals 
  • Updated vita
  • The names of two on-campus references*

Interim URSCA Director Position Description

Interim URSCA Director Vacancy Notice

Important COVID–19 Notice:


The Grants and Research Office is currently not conducting in-person business due to the COVID-19 pandemic. All services are provided remotely. Grant proposals are still being developed and submitted along with all support services. Remote video sessions can be scheduled to discuss any questions or issues that arise. Please email

Grants & Research COVID-19 Resources

The goal of the Grants and Research Office is to encourage, facilitate, and support UWRF faculty and staff in securing funding for their research endeavors.

Financial Disclosure Form

Proposal Routing & Approval Form

The Following are The Webinars Offered: Register Now!

Analyzing RFPs for Sponsor Hot Buttons
March 4, 2021 | 2-2:45 p.m.
Your responsibility as a grant writer is to present great ideas that
appeal to the values and priorities of the sponsor. Persuasive
proposal writing begins with reading the sponsor’s request
for proposal (RFP). In this session, you will learn a three-step
RFP analysis process to identify sponsor hot buttons and the
evaluation criteria by which grant applications will be judged.
You will also consider ways to integrate persuasive themes
throughout a proposal narrative.

Collaborative Grantseeking: Accumulating Precious “Wins” & Avoiding Painful “Losses”
March 10, 2021 | 12-12:45 p.m.
The benefits of collaborating are many, but well-intended grant
collaborations don’t always turn out as planned. This session will
explore key factors that determine whether grant collaborations
produce precious “wins” or painful “losses.” You will learn about
the different types of collaborations and characteristics that
contribute to success when managing people and projects. You
will also learn tips for integrating the concept of collaboration
throughout your proposals.

REJECTED!—Time to Reconsider or to Revise and Resubmit?
April 1, 2021 | 2-2:45 p.m.
Receiving a rejection letter from a sponsor can be heartbreaking.
While billions of dollars are available in grant funding,
competition is intense and success rates can be disappointingly
low. And nothing is more frustrating than when reviews for a
rejected proposal come back as “excellent” and “fair.” In this
session, you will explore strategies for unpacking reviewer
comments, distinguishing between critiques to take seriously and
remarks to ignore and for strategizing a pathway forward.

Finding Funding: Spotlight on National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Summer Stipends
April 7, 2021 | 12-12:45 p.m.
Are you looking for some summertime support to jumpstart
your humanities-related scholarly research? Or, maybe you have
a book contract and need the summer away from teaching to
dedicate time to the writing process? Then consider checking
out the NEH Summer Stipend program, which supports
continuous full-time work on a humanities project for a period
of two consecutive months. In this session, learn more about
the program and its requirements, the application process and
strategies for submitting your best proposal.

Contact Us

Grants and Research
Molly Van Wagner
101 North Hall