Welcome to the 2023 fall semester! As the Research Development Intern at WiSys, I work with our Research Development Manager, Gina Polito Jahn, and our Senior Research Development Associate, Carla Molloy. Together with this team, I analyze data from Research Development webinars, track different program attendees and their place in the grant submission process, obtain participant feedback through creating surveys, and aid in funding searches through tools like Pivot-RP.
Please contact your Universities of Wisconsin Sponsored Programs Office about pursuing external funding for your research or scholarly project. They are your primary contact for grant submissions, pre-award and post-award activities. WiSys works through your local research administration office to provide early-stage Research Development support services such as identifying potential funding sponsor matches, providing proposal writing feedback, deciphering funding guidelines and federal regulations, and other pre-submission assistance. If you have any specific questions about these offerings, please contact Gina Polito Jahn at [email protected].
Currently, the WiSys Grant Writing Webinar series is in full swing. These webinars encourage Universities of Wisconsin grant seekers to cultivate grant writing skills, connect with grant writing experts, and create new funding opportunities for their work. WiSys is committed to helping faculty and staff pursue external funding for research and scholarship. Catch up on our inventory of accessible on-demand Grant Writing Webinars and visit our website for upcoming webinar offerings.
In addition, WiSys is offering the Grant Writing Academy, where 18 faculty fellows from UW-Eau Claire, UW-Oshkosh, UW-Parkside, UW-River Falls, UW-Superior, and UW-Stout are hard at work. With the help of the research development team and UWO’s WiSys Campus Champion, Jennifer Wenner, they will develop their fundable ideas and proposals throughout the 2023 fall semester. These fellows will not only benefit from working and learning with their colleagues during group topic sessions but will also receive personalized support until their submissions are complete.
My name is Zoe Zuleger, and I am a senior at UW-Madison majoring in Education Studies with certificates in Digital Studies and Integrated Liberal Studies. I am originally from Green Bay, Wisconsin, but after I graduate in December, I hope to work at educational institutions such as UW-Madison or nonprofit organizations that aid faculty in their research and grant writing.