Research and Funding

Baldwin Wisconsin Idea Endowment:

Pre-proposal due date January 26 2015


Please see message below from Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Sarah Mangelsdorf regarding the Baldwin Wisconsin Idea Endowment funding opportunity, for which pre-proposals are due in the Dean’s Office on January 26th.  Last year, I was able to provide support to many of you in preparing your proposals, coordinating signatures with Soyeon, and delivering signed pre-proposals to the Office of the Provost.

If you plan to submit a pre-proposal, please let me know and we can explore whether you’d like support from me on your submission.  Additionally, we’d like to compile the full list of pre-proposals needing Soyeon’s signature and being submitted to the Provost from SoHE faculty; thus, even if you are not seeking my support in this process, it would still be much appreciated if you’d let me know of your submission.  This will allow me to smoothly coordinate signatures with Soyeon and ensure she’s aware of and has ample time to review all SoHE submissions.

The SoHE received (2) Baldwin awards last year:

  1.  Health and Well-being By Design and
  2. A Better Way for Children and Families

Please advise if you have questions. 

Mary Beth Collins Director of Centers Research and Public Affairs School of Human Ecology


DATE:  December 2, 2014

TO:    Faculty, Staff, and Students

FROM:  Sarah C. Mangelsdorf
Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs

RE:    Annual Call for Pre-proposals for the Reilly Baldwin Wisconsin Idea
Endowment ˆ Due in Dean‚s/Director‚s Office: 12:00 noon, Monday, January 26, 2015

The Office of the Provost is soliciting proposals from faculty, staff, and students for the spring 2015 Ira and Ineva Reilly Baldwin Wisconsin Idea Endowment competition. This endowment helps foster the Wisconsin Idea, the philosophy that the knowledge, ideas and solutions generated at the University benefit the people of Wisconsin, our nation and the world.

Proposals are encouraged for new outreach and public engagement activities that partner with community and off-campus organizations to extend and apply our research, education and clinical knowledge to help solve problems or take advantage of opportunities. Projects may begin on or after July 1, 2015 and last up to three years. This year, the committee will pilot an approach that will award up to ten mini-grants of
$4,000 or less, in addition to larger awards of up to $120,000. The amount granted each year is determined by the annual income from the Ira and Ineva Reilly Baldwin Wisconsin Idea Endowment. This year we anticipate we will make awards totaling approximately $700,000.

The Reilly Baldwin Wisconsin Idea Endowment call for proposals involves two steps: 1) UW-Madison faculty, staff or students must first submit a pre-proposal; and 2) individuals whose pre-proposals are accepted will be invited to submit a full proposal. Pre- and full proposals must be signed off at the departmental and dean‚s/director‚s levels before submission to the Office of the Provost. Pre-proposals are due in your Dean‚s office by noon, Monday, January 26, 2015. A signed copy of the pre-proposal cover sheet and pre-proposal are due in the Office of the Provost by noon, Friday, February 6, 2015. We will announce which pre-proposals have been selected for advancement to the final stage during the week of March 18, 2015.

Please see for pre-proposal guidelines and information, including a list of previously funded projects. Questions should be directed to Eden Inoway-Ronnie in the Office of the Provost (; 265-5975).

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