Faculty Grant Opportunites
Participants in the Opening Workshop for STEM Educators are invited to submit a proposal for a summer grant. These grants are intended to support the efforts of UW System faculty to incorporate gender-friendly student-active pedagogies into one of their courses.
2020 Curriculum Reform Grant Application
(2020 applications will be available following the 2019 Opening Workshop)
Grant Award Objective
- Priority will be granted to course redesign projects that meet the mission of the UW System Women and Science Program.
- Attended the October 2019 Opening Workshop for New STEM Educators. Priority will be given to educators new to the UW System.
- Will be able to complete the curriculum revision project over the Summer 2019 term.
- Will be able to disseminate the results of your project at a WaS Program event (i.e. Opening Workshop or Spring Conference).
- Must be an employee of UW System for the 2020-2021 AY.
- Proposal Form will be sent to Opening Workshop attendees and must be completed, including a one-to-two page project
- Deadline is December 6, 2019
- Grant award is $1000.
- Up to two awards will be funded following a review process conducted by a committee formed from the WaS Program Advisory Board which has representatives from all UW System Institutions.
- The grant is awarded as salary disbursement to your payroll account. Half of the grant is awarded as 2020 summer salary ($500), with the remainder dispersed following an August 16, 2020 progress report.
- This grant is paid from the UW System WaS Program 102 Fund. Please follow your campus process for grant submission.
- Significance of the proposed course reform to impact classroom climate, improve student learning, and incorporate best practices.
- Proposal should demonstrate a plan that is a reasonable amount of work to be accomplished by the summer report deadline.
- A detailed plan for assessment on the effectiveness of course revisions.
- A dissemination plan is provided which agrees to (at a minimum) report results and outcomes at a WaS Event.
- Campus location – attempts will be made to support educators on different campuses.
2019 Summer Grant Recipients
- Brian Teague, UW Stout: “College Cell Molecular Biology 1 (BIO 136)”
- Youngmi Kim, UW River Falls: “Food and Process Engineering 1 (AGEN 352)”
2018 Summer Grant Recipients
- Whitney George Dregne, UW La Crosse: “Mathematics for Decision Making (MTH 123)”
- Sarah Orlofske, UW Stevens Point: “Animal Parasitology (BIOL 362)”
2017 Summer Grant Recipients
- Andrea Romero, UW Whitewater: “Introduction to Biology (BIO 141 Labs)“
- Angela Kita, UW Madison: “Biomoleculuar Chemistry 504: Human Biochemistry Lab“
2016 Summer Grant Recipients
- Sarah Jane Alger, UW Stevens Point: “Animal Physiology (BIO 381)”
- William Dirienzo, UW Sheboygan and Colleges On-line: “University Physics 1 (PHY 201)”
2015 Summer Grant Recipients
- Melissa Hage, UW Baraboo-Sauk County, “GLG 102: Historical Geology”.
- Jessica Orlofske, UW-Parkside, “Biostatistics (BIOS 210)”.
2014 Summer Grant Recipients
- Dr. Evan Larson, UW-Platteville, “Geography 1040: Planet Earth”.
- Dr. Ozgur Yavucetin, UW-Whitewater, “Physics 130: Physics Foundations”.
2013 Summer Grant Recipients
- Dr. Balamurugan Pandiyan, UW-Whitewater, “Math 143”.
- Dr. Bradley Peterson, UW Collegegs – Barron County, “Physics 201: University Physics and Physics 141: College Physics”.
2012 Summer Grant Recipients
- Dr. Andrew Shears, UW-Fox Valley Department of Geography, “GEO 125: Physical Geography”.
- Dr. Rose Theisen, UW-Eau CLaire, “CHEM 103: General Chemistry”.
2011 Summer Grant Recipients
- Dr. Amanda Hakemian, UW-Marshfield/Wood County Department of Chemistry,“CHE125 Introduction to Chemistry“.
- Dr. Matthew Kuchta, UW-Stout Department of Physics, “Phys258 Introduction to Geology”.
2010 Summer Grant Recipients
- Dr. Arlene Haffa, UW Oshkosh Department of Chemistry, “CHEM 304: Biochemistry Clinical Emphasis-Laboratory”.
- Dr. Tera Montgomery, UW Platteville School of Agriculture, “AGSCI 2020: Introduction to Dairy Science”.
2009 Summer Grant Recipients
- Dr. Jodi Olmsted, UW Stevens Point Department of Health Sciences, “HS 105: Survey of Common Diseases”.
- Dr. Tsunghhsueh Wu, UW Platteville Department of Chemistry & Engineering Physics,“CHEM 2150: Quantitative Analysis”.