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Reminder: Grants in Aid of Research deadline

The deadline for the fall 2015 Grants in Aid of Research Proposals is Monday, Oct. 19. Proposals may include requests for up to $900, and the funds must be used in support of faculty research. While all proposals will be considered, preference will be given to tenure-track faculty and those individuals who have not received funding recently.

Notice: Grant Opportunities

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF); Multiple Directorates

Grant Program: Faculty Early Career Development Program

FON Number: 15-555
 Solicitation, Grants.gov

Next Deadline: July 21, 2015
Abstract: Notice seeking proposals to support junior faculty who exemplify the role of teacher-scholars through outstanding research, excellent education and the integration of education and research within the context of the mission of their organizations. Proposals are due July 21, 2015, July 22, 2015, or July 23, 2015 depending on directorate. Approximately $222 million is available to support 400 awards. Contact: Henry Warchall, 703/292-4861.

Sponsor: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Grant Program: Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI)

CFDA Number: 66.469

Next Deadline: April 17, 2015

Abstract: In collaboration with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and other federal agencies, EPA serves as the lead federal agency on the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) and supports proposals furthering protection and clean-up of Great Lakes Ecosystem, specifically the restoration and maintenance of its chemical, physical, and biological integrity. Program priorities and deadlines vary by region. Current solicitations include EPA chemical analysis in support of the Great Lakes Fish Monitoring and Surveillance Program (04/17/15). Contact: Pranas Pranckevicius, Program Officer, GLRI, 312/353-3437.

Sponsor: National Education Association Foundation

Grant Program: NEA Foundation Grants

CFDA Number: n/a

Next Deadline: June 1, 2015

Abstract: Provides grants to improve academic achievement of students in U.S. public schools and public higher education institutions in any subject areas. Student Achievement Grants (up to $5,000) support initiatives to improve academic achievement. Learning and Leadership Grants support high-quality professional development–$2,000 for individuals and $5,000 for groups. Higher education faculty and staff may apply. Annual deadlines: 2/1, 6/1, 10/15. Check the website for details. Contact: Jesse Graystock, Program Officer, 202/822-7839.

Sponsor: U.S. Department of State (DoS); Mission to India

Grant Program: Training program for Alumni of Online courses

FON Number: ND-RFP15-04

Next Deadline: April 30, 2015

Abstract: Notice seeking applications to support efforts to run train-the-trainer programs for selected English language teachers in India by organizing a face-to-face program for alumni of State Department-run distance-learning classes. Funds support training of alumni, provide scholarships for students to implement teacher training workshops in their home regions, and support evaluation of the program. Applications are due by April 30, 2015. Approximately $40,000 is available to support one award. Academic institutions that have specific expertise in implementing professional development programs for English teachers are encouraged to apply. Contact: Grants Applications Manager.

Sponsor: U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ); Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA)
Grant Program: BJA FY 15 Firearm Locks Distribution and Safe Storage Program

FON Number: BJA-2015-4122 

Next Deadline: April 27, 2015

Abstract: Notice seeking a national provider to distribute firearm locks and educational materials on the use of the locks, as well as safety issues related to the program. Funds support distribution of locks, outreach efforts, and the creation of public service announcements and other communication materials. Applications are due by April 27, 2015. Approximately $2.6 million is available to support one award. Contact: National Criminal Justice Reference Service, 800/851-3420.

Sponsor: U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA); Agricultural Marketing Service

Grant Program: 2015 Federal-State Marketing Improvement Program

FON Number: USDA-AMS-FSMIP-2015 
Solicitation, Grants.gov

Next Deadline: May 14, 2015

Abstract: Notice seeking applications to provide matching funds on a competitive basis to explore new market opportunities for U.S. food and agricultural products, and encourage research and innovation aimed at improving the efficiency and performance of the U.S. agricultural marketing system. Applications are due May 14, 2015. Approximately $1 million is available. Contact: Janise Zygmont, 202/720-5024.

Sponsor: U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA); Agricultural Marketing Service

Grant Program: 2015 Farmers Market Promotion Program Grants

FON Number: USDA-AMS-FMPP-2015 
Solicitation, Grants.gov

Next Deadline: May 14, 2015

Abstract: Notice seeking applications for projects that establish, expand, and promote direct producer-to-consumer marketing. Applications are due May 14, 2015. Approximately $13 million is available. Nonprofit corporations are eligible. Contact: FMPP Staff, 202/720-0933.

Sponsor: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS); National Institutes of Health (NIH); National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)

Grant Program: Summer Institute for Research Education in Biostatistics (R25)

FON Number: RFA-HL-16-017 
Solicitation, Grants.gov

Next Deadline: May 1, 2015

Abstract: Notice seeking applications to support research education activities that develop courses in contemporary biostatics. Courses must be taught during the summers of 2016-2018, and incorporate hands-on research experiences and mentoring activities. Funds do not support an in-depth basic course in the subject, or a standard introductory course in statistics. Letters of intent are requested by May 1, 2015. Applications are due June 1, 2015. Approximately $1.52 million is available to support six awards. Contact: Song Yang, 301/435-0431.

Sponsor: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS); Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)

Grant Program: Health Careers Opportunity Program

FON Number: HRSA-15-042
, Grants.gov

Next Deadline: May 15, 2015

Abstract: Notice seeking applications to promote the recruitment of qualified students and adult learners, including veterans from disadvantaged backgrounds into health or allied health professions programs; improve retention rates by implementing tailored enrichment programs designed to address the academic and social needs of trainees from disadvantaged backgrounds; improve matriculation and graduation rates; and provide opportunities for community-based health professions training, emphasizing experiences in underserved communities. Applications are due May 15, 2015. Approximately $11 million is available to support up to 20 awards. Contact: Tia-Nicole Leak, 301/443-1134.

Sponsor: U.S. Department of Energy (DOE); Golden Field Office

Grant Program: U.S. WIND MANUFACTURING: Larger Blades to Access Greater Wind Resources and Lower Costs

FON Number: DE-FOA-0001214

Next Deadline: April 17, 2015

Abstract: Notice seeking applications to support Research and Development (R&D) partnerships leading to innovative designs and processes for wind blade manufacturing and installation to enable deployment of the next generation of multi-megawatt wind turbines. Concept papers are due April 17, 2015. Applications are due May 28, 2015. Approximately $1.8 million is available to support two awards. Cost Share is 20% of total project costs. Email.

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Grant Program: Dynamics, Control and Systems Diagnostics

FON Number: PD-15-7569 
Solicitation, Grants.gov

Next Deadline: Between February 1 to February 15, 2015

Abstract: Notice seeking to support fundamental research on the analysis, measurement, monitoring and control of dynamic systems. Funds support the development of new analytical, computational and experimental tools, and novel applications to engineered and natural systems. Applications are due annually between September 1 and September 15 and February 1 to February 15. Average awards range from $100,000-$500,000. PIs are asked to submit a project summary to the program directors before applying. Contact: Jordan Berg, 703/292-5365.

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Grant Program: Physical and Dynamic Meteorology

FON Number: PD-98-1522 
Solicitation, Grants.gov

Next Deadline: n/a

Abstract: Notice seeking to support research involving studies of cloud physics; atmospheric electricity; radiation; boundary layer and turbulence; the initiation, growth, and propagation of gravity waves; all aspects of mesoscale meteorological phenomena, including their morphological, thermodynamic, and kinematic structure; development of mesoscale systems and precipitation processes; and transfer of energy between scales. The program also sponsors the development of new techniques and devices for atmospheric measurements. Proposals are accepted at any time. Average awards range from $100,000-$500,000. Contact: Chungu Lu, 703/292-8524.

National Science Foundation (NSF)

Grant Program: Infrastructure Management and Extreme Events

FON Number: PD-15-1638
 Solicitation, Grants.gov

Next Deadline: Between February 1 to February 15, 2015

Abstract: Notice seeking to support fundamental, multidisciplinary research on the impact of hazards and extreme events upon civil infrastructure and society. Funds support multidisciplinary programs that integrate multiple issues from civil, mechanical, transportation, and system engineering, sociology, psychology, economics, geography, political science, urban planning, epidemiology, natural and physical science, and computer science. The program supports four core emphasis areas: mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery. Applications are accepted annually between September 1 and September 15 and February 1 and February 15. Average awards range from $100,000-$500,000. Contact: Dennis Wenger, 703/292-8606.

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Grant Program: Innovation Corps Sites Program (I-Corps Sites)
CFDA Number: n/a

Next Deadline: Jun 09, 2015

Abstract: Seeks to spur translation of research, to encourage collaboration between academia and industry, and to train students to understand innovation and entrepreneurship. NSF funding through I-Corps Sites enables academic institutions to support teams whose projects are likely candidates for commercialization. The topical focus of a project must be in an area(s) of science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) normally supported by NSF. Limited submission: one proposal per institution. Annual deadline: second Tuesday in June. Contact: Rathindra DasGupta, Program Officer, 703/292-8353.

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Grant Program: Small Business Technology Transfer Program Phase I (STTR)

CFDA Number: 47.041

Next Deadline: June 16, 2015

Abstract: Program’s goal is to increase the incentive and opportunity for small firms to undertake cutting-edge, high-risk, high-quality scientific, engineering, or science and engineering education research that would have a high-potential economic payoff if the research is successful. Requires researchers at universities and other non-profit research institutions to play a significant intellectual role in the conduct of each STTR (6/18/15) project. Approximately $10.8 million is available for 47 awards. Limited submission: one STTR (6/18) and one SBIR (6/16) proposal per institution. Contact: Peter Atherton, Program Director, ENG, 703/292-8772.

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Grant Program: Industry/University Cooperative Research Centers Program (I/UCRC)

CFDA Number: n/a

Next Deadline: June 26, 2015

Abstract: Supports long-term research partnerships among industry, academe, and government. Centers that are catalyzed by small NSF investment and industry center members, with NSF taking a supporting role in project development and evolution. Annual deadlines: required LOIs due first Monday in January, last Friday in June for planning grants; full proposals due first Tuesday in March, last Friday in September for full centers. Limited submission: one Phase II and one Phase III application per institution; no limit on multi-institution applications. Contact: Raffaella Montelli, Program Director, Directorate for Engineering, 703/292-2678.

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Grant Program: Hydrologic Sciences

CFDA Number: 47.050

Next Deadline: June 01, 2015

Abstract: Supports studying processes from rainfall to runoff to infiltration and stream flow; evaporation and transpiration; as well as the flow of water in soils and aquifers and the transport of suspended, dissolved and colloidal components. Studies may address aqueous geochemistry and solid phase interactions as well as physical, chemical, and biological processes as coupled to water transport. Annual deadlines: 12/5 and 6/1. Contact: Thomas Torgersen, Program Director, ESD, 703/292-8549.

Sponsor: U.S. Department of Agriculture
Grant Program: Organic Agriculture Research and Extension Initiative

CFDA Number: 10.307

Next Deadline: April 30, 2015

Abstract: Program seeks to solve critical organic agricultural issues, priorities, or problems through the integration of research, education and extension activities. OREI funds research, education and extension programs that enhance the ability of producers and processors who have already adopted organic standards to grow and market high quality organic agricultural products. Priority concerns include biological, physical, and social sciences, including economics. Matching cost share is required. Contact: Mathieu Ngouajio, National Program Leader, NIFA, 202/401-4895.

Sponsor: U.S. Department of Commerce

Grant Program: NOAA Environmental Literacy Grants

CFDA Number: 11.008

Next Deadline: April 13, 2015

Abstract: Seeks projects that engage the public in educational activities that utilize emerging or advanced technologies to improve understanding and stewardship of the local and global environment. Program areas include: Formal K-12 Education and Informal/Nonformal Science Education. Colleges and universities are eligible to apply directly. Contact: Carrie McDougall, Program Officer, OED, 202/482-0875.

Sponsor: U.S. Department of Defense
Grant Program: Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Program

CFDA Number: n/a

Next Deadline: June 23, 2015

Abstract: Supports early-stage research and development conducted by small companies working cooperatively with academic and other researchers, who must be responsible for at least 30 percent of the project. Six DoD components participate: Army, Navy, Air Force, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, Ballistic Missile Defense Organization, and Office of the Secretary. Air Force and Army solicitations do not require Phase I award before applying to Phase II solicitation. GRC lists deadlines one day before due date because proposals due by 6AM, ET. Contact: SBIR/STTR Help Desk, 866/724-7457.

Sponsor: Spencer Foundation

Grant Program: Research Grant Program

CFDA Number: n/a 

Next Deadline: June 02, 2015

Abstract: Foundation focuses on four areas: Education and Social Opportunity; Organizational Learning in Schools, School Systems, and Higher Education Institutions; Teaching, Learning, and Instructional Resources; and Purposes and Values of Education. Small Research Grants (2/5/15, 6/2/15, 8/20/15, 11/18/14) offer up to $50,000 for pilot research and the initial phases of larger investigations. Mid-Career Grants offer up to $150,000 (10/14). Lyle Spencer Awards, offer up to $1 million (LOI 5/4/15). Applications for Initiative in Philosophy in Education Policy and Practice grants are accepted any time. Contact: Annie Brinkman, Grants Manager, 312/274-6511.

Sponsor: U.S. Department of Education

Grant Program: Fulbright-Hays: Seminars Abroad–Bilateral Projects

CFDA Number: 84.018

Next Deadline: April 1, 2015

Abstract: Provides annual short-term study and travel seminars abroad for U.S. educators in the social sciences and humanities for the purpose of improving their understanding and knowledge of the peoples and cultures of other countries. Each seminar’s location and duration is predetermined; therefore, participants may apply accordingly. Does not appear in the Federal Register, nor Grants.gov. FY 15 seminar is in China for K-12 educators. Contact: Carly Borgmeier, Program Officer, OPE, 202/502-7691.

Sponsor: U.S. Department of Justice

Grant Program: Research and Evaluation on Firearms and Violence Reduction

CFDA Number: 16.560
Next Deadline: April 27, 2015

Abstract: Supports research on firearms and violence with the objective of shedding light on the relationship between guns and violence. Examples of research in this area include the effects of criminal justice interventions on reducing gun violence, improving data systems for studying gun violence, illicit gun markets, and the effects of firearm policies and legislation on criminal justice and public safety. NIJ expects scholarly products to result from each award under this solicitation. Contact: Program Administrator, NIJ, 202/307-2942.

Sponsor: National Endowment for the Humanities

Grant Program: Bridging Cultures Through Film: International Topics

CFDA Number: n/a

Next Deadline: June 10, 2015

Abstract: Supports projects examining international and transnational themes in the humanities through documentary films (30 minutes to feature length) that are analytical and grounded in scholarship. Projects are meant to spark Americans’ engagement with the broader world by exploring one or more countries and cultures outside the U.S. NEH encourages innovative nonfiction storytelling that presents multiple points of view in creative formats. Grants are offered for Development (up to $75,000) and Production (up to $650,000). Contact: David Weinstein, Senior Program Officer, 202/606-8308.

Sponsor: National Endowment for the Humanities
Grant Program: Digital Projects for the Public

CFDA Number: 45.164 

Next Deadline: June 10, 2015

Abstract: Supports projects such as websites, mobile applications, games, and virtual environments that significantly contribute to the public’s engagement with humanities ideas. Projects must be analytical and deeply grounded in humanities scholarship in a discipline such as history, religion, anthropology, jurisprudence, or art history. Awards are made for a period of one to three years and may range up to $30,000 (for Discovery grants) or up to $100,000 (for Prototyping grants). Contact: Division of Public Programs, 202/606-8269.

Sponsor: National Endowment for the Humanities

Grant Program: Humanities Initiatives at HBCUs, HSIs and TCUs

CFDA Number: n/a

Next Deadline: June 25, 2015

Abstract: Program seeks to strengthen and enrich humanities education and scholarship at the three types of presidentially-designated institutions: HBCUs, Hispanic-Serving Institutions, and Tribal Colleges and Universities. These grants may be used to enhance the humanities content of existing programs, develop new programs, or lay the foundation for more extensive endeavors in the future. Each project must be organized around a core topic or set of themes. New guidelines will be posted two months before the deadline. Grants are for up to $100,000. Regional or multi-institutional projects are encouraged. No cost sharing required. Contact: Rebecca Boggs, Senior Program Officer, 202/606-8398.

Sponsor: Russell Sage Foundation

Grant Program: Research and Scholar Programs

CFDA Number: n/a

Next Deadline: June 1, 2015

Abstract: Supports research exclusively in the social sciences. Project Awards of $35,000-$150,000 support basic social science research to improve social policies. Program areas include: Social Inequality, Immigration, Future of Work, Behavioral Economics and Cultural Contact. Annual deadlines: 1/16, 6/1, 9/14 for required LOIs. Also offers Visiting Scholar positions (annual deadline: 9/15) and Small Grants Program in Behavioral Economics/Consumer Finance (annual deadline: applications accepted anytime). Contact: Aixa Citron-Velez, Senior Program Officer, 212/750-6000.

Sponsor: Weill (Kurt) Foundation for Music

Grant Program: Grants Program

CFDA Number: n/a

Next Deadline: June 1, 2015

Abstract: Promotes the public appreciation of the music of Kurt Weill, Lotte Lenya, and Marc Blitzstein. Funding will be provided for research and travel, Dissertation Fellowships, publication assistance, educational outreach, and college/university performances. Deadlines are 6/1 (for certain college/university performance grants) and 11/1 each year. Applications for support of major professional productions/festivals/exhibitions, etc., will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis without application or performance deadlines. Contact: Janice Mayer, Director of Programs and Promotion, 212/505-5240.

Deadline for Online Teaching Fellows

The application deadline for the Online Teaching Fellows is Thursday (Nov. 6). The program offers faculty the opportunity to engage in discussion and activities that enhance online teaching and learning. There are two tracks:
• For faculty who are new to online teaching – Starter Online Teaching Fellows
• For faculty who are experienced in online teaching and interested in Quality Matters – Advanced Online Teaching Fellows

Applications for 2015-16 Wisconsin Teaching Fellows/Scholars due Oct. 24

Here’s another reminder: Applications for selections to the 2015-16 Wisconsin Teaching Fellows and Scholars program are due Friday, Oct. 24. The program is the UW System’s signature professional development program sponsored by the Office of Professional and Instructional Development. UW-Green Bay may name two participants to the program. Information and application materials are available online at www.uwsa.edu/opid/wtfs/details.htm. All required materials need to be submitted through Associate Prof. Jennifer Lanter, director of the Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning at lanterj@uwgb.edu.

Council invites applicants for Research Scholar position

The UW-Green Bay Research Council announces the following fall-semester Research Scholar funding opportunity:

Research Scholar Program (Applications due Nov. 3) — Support from the Office of the Provost continues to make possible this program, which provides a three-credit course release for the Fall 2015 semester. The Research Scholar will be able to use the time afforded by the release to advance his or her scholarship. The program is open to all full-time tenured or tenure-track faculty members at UW-Green Bay. The Scholar will be expected to work on a specific research project and generate a tangible product during the semester of work (e.g., a grant proposal, draft of a manuscript, book proposal, or preparation of creative works for exhibition/performance/publication). Time may be used to develop a new project (e.g., a grant proposal), to complete an existing project (e.g., the final chapters of a book), or to complete a distinct stage of a larger ongoing project. www.uwgb.edu/rc/research-scholar.asp

In the news: More coverage of free application pilot program

A new pilot program that allows seniors from three Green Bay high schools to apply for free to UW-Green Bay is continuing to receive media attention, most recently from WLUK, Fox 11. Reporter Kelly Schlicht was on campus Tuesday (Sept. 9), talking to Phuture Phoenix interim director Stephanie Cataldo-Pabich about the donor generosity that makes the program possible, as well as the significance for students from Green Bay East, West and Preble high schools. “We have actually asked and that (the cost) is a barrier for some students who live in a lower-income population,” Cataldo-Pabich said. “So we just want that not to be a barrier.” Astute Log readers may notice that the story’s headline incorrectly says the application fee is waived for these students — in fact, the fee is covered by donors. You can check out the story, and our original news release, here:
WLUK, Fox 11
UW-Green Bay News

Program will allow seniors from three high schools to apply for free at UW-Green Bay

A University of Wisconsin-Green Bay pilot program will allow seniors from three Green Bay Area Public School District high schools to apply to the University at no cost, and also will provide trained application assistance for students during October and November.

Private donors will cover application costs for seniors from Phuture Phoenix partner schools Green Bay East, West and Preble high schools now that the fall 2015 application period has opened, said Jennifer Jones, UW-Green Bay assistant director of Admissions. Students at Green Bay Southwest High School, though not eligible for the free applications, also will be able to take advantage of the special “Hit Submit” application assistance sessions. The UW-Green Bay application fee is $44.

The application pilot program is the latest initiative from UW-Green Bay’s award-winning Phuture Phoenix program, which since 2002 has been increasing the odds that disadvantaged students will graduate from high school and pursue higher education. The program’s fall tour days bring fifth-graders from Title I schools throughout Northeastern Wisconsin to campus, connecting them with UW-Green Bay student mentors who help boost their college aspirations. The mentors work closely with students in grades 6-12, and once they are admitted to UW-Green Bay, these students are eligible for scholarships if they participated in the program’s tour day or tutoring/mentoring components. The Phuture Phoenix Primary Program at Green Bay’s Jefferson and Eisenhower elementary schools starts reinforcing the go-to-college message even sooner, with special programming and other elements beginning in kindergarten.

“This exciting initiative takes the Phuture Phoenix program to yet another level, providing high school seniors with the personal and financial support they need to apply to UW-Green Bay,” said UW-Green Bay Trustee and Phuture Phoenix co-founder Ginny Riopelle. “Thanks to these generous donors, we can show even more students we’re invested — in them, and in their future.”

The program will make a difference for students, added Green Bay district Superintendent Michelle Langenfeld.

“In partnership with UWGB, GBAPS students have participated in a number of Phuture Phoenix programs, affording them the opportunity to learn more about higher education.  However, financial barriers have kept some students from achieving their dream of attending a postsecondary school,” Langenfeld said. “By removing these barriers,  students who are college, career and community ready can attain their goal of higher education. We are grateful to the UWGB donors whose generosity will make a difference in the lives of GBAPS students.”

The Phuture Phoenix program and UW-Green Bay Admissions, with input from the Green Bay School District, will train a team of 12 UW-Green Bay students who will make up the “Hit Submit” application assistance team. This assistance will be offered during October and November for seniors from any high school who wish to attend any 2-or 4-year college or University. Session times, locations and other information will be provided at a later date.

“Phuture Phoenix continues to look for innovative ways to help more students become college bound,” said Stephanie Cataldo-Pabich, Phuture Phoenix interim director. “This new application team initiative will give assistance to high school seniors by allowing them to work one-on-one with college students on their admissions paperwork. The goal is to help more students apply and get in to the college of their choice.”

Visit www.uwgb.edu/admissions/ or call (920) 465-2111 for more information about visiting or applying to UW-Green Bay. More information about the Phuture Phoenix program is available at www.uwgb.edu/phuturephoenix/.


Is there a Wisconsin Poet Laureate among us?

UW-Green Bay Prof. Denise Sweet of Humanistic Studies and First Nations Studies held the title from 2004-08, and before that it was Ellen Kort of Appleton, who occasionally taught poetry courses here. So, it must be time for UW-Green Bay to reclaim its crown as home of champions. We call your attention to the announcement that the Wisconsin Poet Laureate Commission, in partnership with the Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts & Letters, is seeking applications for the new 2015–2016 Wisconsin Poet Laureate. Beginning August 18, 2014, applications are welcome from individual poets who are seeking appointment to the two-year term, or from those making nominations. The deadline is Oct. 18. Application instructions and additional information are available at www.wisconsinacademy.org/newpl.

Reminder: Application deadline May 2 for UWGB Teaching Scholars (2014-15)

The UWGB Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning (CATL) is pleased to offer you an opportunity to share your teaching expertise and further develop your craft. Please consider applying to be a UWGB Teaching Scholar for the 2014-2015 academic year. Being a Teaching Scholar is both an honor — a recognition of excellent teaching — and a means of professional development. Co-directed by David Voelker (Humanistic Studies/History) and Ryan Martin (Human Development/Psychology), the program offers opportunities to discuss teaching with colleagues, develop new teaching strategies, read materials about teaching and learning, and assess a learning goal through a scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL) project. Up to seven faculty members and instructors will be selected, and each will receive a $1,000.00 stipend. Preference will be given to applicants who plan to design their SoTL project in the Fall, for implementation in the Spring 2015 semester. (Note: Bellin College will also likely be funding one additional Teaching Scholar.) To apply for this professional development opportunity, please submit your application in an email message (with attachments) to David, Ryan, and CATL Director, Jennifer Lanter (voelkerd@uwgb.edu, martinr@uwgb.edu, and lanterj@uwgb.edu).  For more, www.uwgb.edu/catl/scholars/.

Deadline for Wisconsin Teaching Fellows & Scholars is Nov. 1

The UW System Office of Academic and Student Affairs and the Office of Professional and Instructional Development (OPID) are pleased to announce the Wisconsin Teaching Fellows and Scholars (WTFS) Program for 2014-15. This program was awarded the prestigious 2005 TIAA-CREF Theodore M. Hesburgh Certificate of Excellence for the development of innovative and diverse communities of teacher-scholars across the UW System. Each UW Institution may nominate two candidates and one alternate for the 2014-15 WTFS Program. Each participant will receive $4,000 in financial support from their institution and a $500 S&E grant from OPID. Each participant undertakes a significant Scholarship of Teaching and Learning project and becomes part of a state-wide teaching community.

For a more detailed description go to www.uwgb.edu/catl/grants/uwgb.asp.

Please submit your applications to CATL@uwgb.edu by Nov. 1. Contact Jennifer Lanter at lanter@uwgb.edu with questions.