During the past
weeks there have been difficult conversations concerning the impact of the
upcoming budget cuts to UWSP. Unfortunately, in light of these cuts, the
Provost has made the decision to not fund any further UPDC grants for the
remainder of the semester. Please know that everyone involved in this
conversation has expressed a profound sense of regret that we feel compelled to
take this action. Obviously, we will hope to restore the various grant
opportunities once we have a better understanding of the final budget. Please
contact Greg Summers (4686) with any questions you may have concerning this
decision. Previously awarded UPDC grants are not impacted by this decision.
Due to the
proposed budget cuts to the UW System, we are suspending URSCA Funds (formerly
SRF Funds) temporarily. Applications submitted correctly and by last week's
deadline will remain active and eligible for funding should circumstances
change. Previously awarded URSCA Funds are not impacted by this decision.
We will continue
accepting URSCA Travel applications for the current fiscal year until noon, on
Wednesday, March 11, 2015. URSCA Travel is to assist students with travel costs
to present the results of research projects or creative activities at
conferences or meetings. Please do not send requests that extend beyond June
30, 2015. You can find required URSCA Travel forms and guidelines at: http://www.uwsp.edu/acadaff/orsp/
We regret that
we feel compelled to take this action. We hope to continue with URSCA Funds
once we have a better understanding of the legislature’s final budget.
Katie Jore (3710) with any questions you may have concerning this decision.
The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (ORSP) mission is to provide faculty, staff, and students with the resources necessary to apply to local, UW-System, state, and federal sources of grant funding. The Office helps to administer local grant support funding through the University Personnel Development Committee (UPDC), and assists with the processing of grant applications to UW-System and other outside agencies. The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs is the “principal agent” in negotiations between the University and all governmental and some private and foundation funding agencies for University projects. The office informs faculty, students, and staff regarding potential funding opportunities for research, teaching improvement, and other developmental activities. The office assists with and coordinates proposal preparation, review, and submission; provides contact for governmental rules and regulations requirements concerning grants, contracts, and cooperative agreements; and, provides liaison with all potential funding or regulatory governmental agencies. The office also provides administrative support to the Institutional Review Board (IRB) for the Protection of Human Subjects, Institutional Animal Care & Use Committee (IACUC), and WiSys. In its liaison activities, the office staff monitors and contact governmental agencies regarding current programs and solicit information concerning future needs and directions in funded programs. The purpose is to solicit information regarding support opportunities and communicate them to faculty and staff and to stimulate interest in the University on the part of the agencies themselves.