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Funding Available for Academic Staff Conference Presentations

The Provost has, in response to concerns raised by the Senate of Academic Staff, set aside a fund designated for support of Academic Staff members who are presenting at conferences (an activity not supportable under the Academic Staff component of the Faculty Development Fund). The Senate of Academic Staff has generated a set of guidelines for you to use in applying for these funds: 
General Guidelines:
The limit per individual is $1,500 from either this fund or the Academic Staff component of the Faculty Development Fund. Proposals for both programs will be reviewed by the same committee, which is populated by the Senate of Academic Staff committee on committees process. There is no deadline. Proposals will be reviewed on a rolling basis, and funds will be distributed until depleted. Please respond to the items listed under proposal content. Non-responsive applications will be returned. Proposals should be submitted as email attachments to with the subject line: Academic Staff Presentation Proposal.
Provost’s Fund for Academic Staff Presenting at Conferences Criteria:

  1. Conference and presentation must relate directly to your work at UW Oshkosh.
  2. The work presented must be original, substantive, and grounded in your field.
  3. The following are not supported: moderating roundtables, moderating or discussant for panel discussions, poster sessions.
  4. There should be meaningful professional development above and beyond that to be obtained from the presentation itself.

Proposal Content:

  1. Identify the conference at which you wish to present, and provide descriptive materials (website link, promotional brochure and/or call for papers).
  2. Provide a copy of the presentation proposal and/or abstract that you submitted to the conference and a copy of the notice of acceptance. 
  3. Describe how this activity relates to your work at UW Oshkosh.
  4. Briefly describe how this presentation is original, innovative, or unique; as well as substantive and grounded in your work.
  5. Identify one goal related to your professional development not tied to your presentation. Describe the expected tangible outcomes for this goal.
  6. Identify your other options for funding. Funds from this program may supplement compensation received, but total from all sources may not exceed the costs of attendance. Are resources available from your department or dean? Will you be compensated (even in part) by the conference organization? In what amount? 
  7. Provide a detailed budget for anticipated expenses. 
  8. If there are three or more applicants from the same department for the same conference, justify the need for supporting three or more individuals.

Final Report:

  1. Provide a summary of your presentation experience. How many were in the audience? How was your work received? What did you gain or learn from making this presentation?
  2. Describe the outcomes from your non-presentation goal and how you will use what you have learned.


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