PROVOST INITIATIVES

The Office of the Provost has announced the funding of the following initiatives. The funded initiatives support faculty mentoring, new course development in the areas of gender and sexualities study or new initiatives that will advance diversity, equity and inclusion.

Faculty Success Program

The Office of the Provost will provide selected faculty members (up to four annually) with an opportunity to participate in in the “Faculty Success Program,” a 12-week intensive mentoring experience offered as an online program through the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity. The program is offered each spring term and is designed to equip faculty with the skills and strategies necessary to increase research productivity, promote effective time management, and maximize work-life balance.

All full-time assistant and associate professors are eligible to apply (women and minority applicants are especially encouraged). The Senior Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs will annually solicit applications for the spring program (due by October 1) and summer or fall program (due by March 15). To apply please submit the linked application.

For more information on the Faculty Success Program, please visit: NCFDD website

Course Development Grants for Gender and Sexualities Studies

The Office of the Provost and the Center for Gender and Sexualities Studies (CGSS) invites applicants to seek funding from the new Women and Gender Studies (WGST) course develop grant. This grant will provide a stipend to faculty and staff in an effort to help in the development of new courses in ways that will further develop, strengthen, and diversify the WGST course curriculum. The purpose of this summer stipend is to expand the course offerings in the WGST program. Preference will be given to courses that examine the intersections of race, gender, and sexualities; examine men and masculinities; or sex, sexualities, and queer studies.

Faculty and staff are eligible to apply.  The Director of the Center for Gender and Sexualities Studies, will solicit applications with a deadline of January 23, 2017. To apply please submit the linked application.

Community Engaged Research Partnership Development Grant

The Office of the Provost and the Office of Community Engagement invites applicants to seek funding for the Community Engaged Research Partnership Development Grant. This grant will provide a stipend to a faculty member and community organization to forge a new community engaged research partnership that produces a research pilot project in response to a mutually-identified community need. The purpose of this stipend is to expand the number of bi-directional, community engaged research partnerships. Submitted projects should include a predetermined faculty member/community partner in Milwaukee County, and respond to one of the following key community issues: health, education, incarceration, and/or poverty. 

Faculty are eligible to apply.  The Executive Director of the Office of Community Engagement, will solicit applications with a deadline of March 24, 2017. To apply please submit the linked application.