Funding Opportunity: 2019 Community Impact Grant Request for Partnerships Now Open

The Wisconsin Partnership Program at the UW School of Medicine and Public Health is seeking applicants for its 2019 Community Impact Grants Program.

The overarching goal of the Community Impact Grant program is to advance health equity in Wisconsin communities through support for large-scale, evidence-informed, community-academic partnership initiatives that address the social determinants of health. These partnerships require substantial and authentic community leadership to achieve sustainable systems change and must be supported by robust evaluation.

Each award is for a maximum of $1 million over a period of five years. The Partnership Program anticipates making up to five awards each year. The application process involves three stages, with a letter of intent for stage one due March 25, 2019. Progressing to the second and third stage is by invitation only. View key dates and deadlines

The Partnership Program’s mission is to bring about lasting improvements in health and well-being and advance health equity in Wisconsin through investments in community partnerships, education and research. Our annual grant programs are a primary mechanism for implementation of our 2019-2024 Five Year Plan, therefore, we ask all applicants to be familiar with our plan in advance of applying for any grant.

For more information on the Community Impact Grant program, please contact Senior Program Officer Andrea Dearlove at (608) 265-8146 or

The Alda Medical Experience™ – Immersion 2018 Connect to Care

December 6th and 7th, 2018 in New York City

Dive deep into The Alda Medical Experience™ with Immersion 2018 Connect to Care. Over two days, you will experience the power of improvisation to transform health care communication. High quality health care relies on our ability to connect with ourselves, our colleagues, and our patients. As change agents, leaders have the power to infuse new energy and genuine human connections into our organizational missions. Alan Alda and the Alda Center Medical Team will guide you through a series of tiered modules designed to strengthen your ability to innovate, collaborate, and communicate. Imagine a professional development experience where you unplug to recharge.

Application deadline extended to October 15, 2018
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Bike the State Challenge 2018

June 1 to August 31
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The challenge is an opportunity to participate in a community wellness initiative to promote physical wellness through biking. Participation in the challenge is free.

You have three months to bike the equivalent distance of the state of Wisconsin (296 miles east to west). Participants will log weekly mileage and receive periodic updates. Track your progress using the MapMyRide app from Under Armour.

Those who complete the challenge will be entered to win one of several bike-themed prizes.

Call for Proposals: Celebrating Women in Science and Engineering Grant Program

WISELI (the Women in Science and Engineering Leadership Institute at UW-Madison) is now accepting grant applications for its Celebrating Women in Science and Engineering Grant Program.

This program provides funds to departments, programs, centers, or student groups who wish to enhance their own seminar series or create new workshops, symposia, seminars that will promote the participation and advancement of women in academic science and engineering.

WISELI is particularly interested in considering the following:

  • applications from departments or organizations that have not previously received funds from this program
  • applications from STEMM departments in which women are underrepresented on the faculty
  • applications that promote the participation and advancement of women in academic science and engineering
  • applications for programs that propose inviting women from underrepresented groups

More detailed information about the grant program and an application are available on our website:

Deadline for application is Friday, June 29, 2018.

2018 Executive Education Course Grant Competition

The Center for Professional and Executive Development at the Wisconsin School of Business – in coordination with the Office of the Secretary of the Academic Staff – is offering FIVE single-course enrollments for UW-Madison Academic Staff professional development.

Deadline for application is Friday, April 13th, 2018.

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Nominations are open for the Alliant Energy Underkofler Excellence in Teaching Awards. These awards recognize outstanding teaching by academic staff. One member of the academic staff from the UW–Madison system will be selected for this UW System award. Nominations are submitted to campus, not UW System. Nominations of UW–Madison academic staff are due Wednesday, April 18. The nomination form is available online at Contact the Secretary of the Academic Staff Office at 263-2985 with any questions.

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As part of its ongoing efforts to provide support and resources for faculty and staff, the Provost’s office is pleased to announce the continuation of its mid-career mentoring program, which is meant to support faculty at the rank of associate professor.

In this two-year program, a small group of between fifteen and twenty mid-career faculty will be selected to participate. Each member of the cohort will be paired with a more senior faculty member for regular one-on-one meetings and discussions throughout the duration of the program. These meetings will begin with aligning the mentors’ and mentees’ expectations, and will cover topics such as managing demands at mid-career, achieving work-life integration, building a professional network, assessing and managing workplace climate and inclusion, and understanding and transforming a professional identity, among others.

In addition, participating mid-career faculty will have opportunities throughout the program to meet together as a cohort, and to attend a series of mid-career workshops that will also be open to other members of the university community.

In the second year, the program will focus on a project that the participant wants to launch or bring to completion. Each participant will work with her or his cohort and mentor to gain momentum on that project so that it can be the vehicle for launching the next stage of the career.

Applications are due by April 27, 2018.

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UW works to advance health sciences teacher training

The University of Wisconsin Schools of Pharmacy, Nursing, and Medicine and Public Health launched a new clinical teacher learning community in collaboration with the UW-Madison Teaching Academy and the Interprofessional Continuing Education Partnership (ICEP).

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