WiscAMP Small Grants

Purpose of Grants:

The purpose of the Small Grants Program is to allow participating institutions to submit proposals that will support their efforts in increasing the number of baccalaureate degrees awarded to underrepresented minorities in STEM fields. Institutions should address obstacles and barriers identified at their institution and identify how their proposal will support the WiscAMP effort. WiscAMP addresses retention and persistence of underrepresented minorities in STEM disciplines by expanding and improving on successful models already in place and fostering and sustaining an alliance among partner institutions.

Eligibility:

WiscAMP member institutions are eligible to apply. Priority will be given to institutions working with other member institutions or to proposals working to enhance cooperation among institutions.

Funds:

Funds are flexible, but will range from $5,000 to $25,000 and institutions can apply independently or in partnership with other member institutions. Institutions should include documentation of their commitment to the proposal (this criteria is flexible and can include faculty release time or other in-kind contributions).

Due Dates:

How to apply for a WiscAMP Small Grant:

Proposal should include the attached cover sheet and budget form (with justification) and a narrative (between 1 – 3 pages) describing the following:

Please email application to Gail Coover at gcoover@engr.wisc.edu.

Representatives from the WiscAMP Regional Working Groups will use the following criteria to review proposals:

For more information or clarification regarding the WiscAMP Small Grants Program, please contact:

WiscAMP will address retention and persistence of underrepresented minorities in STEM disciplines by expanding and improving on successful models already in place and fostering and sustaining an alliance among partner institutions.

Important Forms

Small Grants Application

Small Grants Reporting forms

WiscAMP is required to report to the NSF on all activities and persons related to funded projects, activities, and programs. Please use the forms below when reporting to WiscAMP the outcomes of a Small Grant or WiscAMP-sponsored project or activity.

Grant Principal Investigators will get more detailed instructions about the forms on an annual basis (usually about August 1). Additionally, more detailed information is available by using the link below "Detailed Form Instructions."

Detailed Form Instructions

STEM Disciplines: CIP CODES FILE

These codes are generally utilized by registrars' or institutional research offices when meeting NSF requirements for aggregated data about enrollment, graduation, and other measures of academic performance.

For more information or clarification about submitting the Small Grant Reporting forms, please contact: