Research Support (Grants/Funding/Staff Support)

Contact Person

Sarah Osborne, provides grant administration for the School of Education. She is the liaison between School of Education faculty and the Office of Sponsored Programs. Faculty are encouraged to contact her for assistance with proposal submission, award management, project close out and Effort reporting.

Finding Funding for your Research

Intramural Funding

The Office of Research at UWM has two internal funding mechanisms: (1) Discovery and Innovation Grant (DIG) and (2) Advancing Research and Creativity (ARC) Grant.

  • Discovery and Innovation Grant (DIG) (Formerly the RGI program) Seeding program that supports high-quality, innovative research projects by investing in projects selected through an independent and objective process.
  • Advancing Research and Creativity (ARC) Grant. Internal research funding for projects in all disciplines and at any stage of development. Funded work must be completed within a 12- to 18-month timeline. Awards are expected to result in scholarly, scientific, and artistic outcomes. The review process uses internal and external reviewers.

For more information about these funding programs, visit the Office of Research’s Internal Grant Programs webpage.

Extramural Funding

Find external funding opportunities for your research using PIVOT, a comprehensive database of funding opportunities from the government, philanthropic, and industrial sectors in all fields. In addition, the Office of Sponsored Programs offers many resources for identifying potential funders. The Find Funding webpage has many links to extramural and limited-submission funding sources.

Faculty Resources

Research Development

The Office of Sponsored Programs Research Development Office advises and assists researchers with grant proposal research, planning, development, and writing.

Contacts: Kari Whittenberger-Keith, or Michelle Schoenecker

Finding Collaborators and Partnerships

For assistance finding collaborators or identifying community partnerships.

Contact: Senior Associate Dean Hope Longwell-Grice,

Proposal Preparation and Submission

Award Management

Once your award has been set up by the Office of Research, Sarah Osborne, will work with you, and the OSP Post Award Accountant to help you manage your account.

  • WISDM is a Web-based financial data reporting system that provides detailed information regarding grant award budgets and expenditures, it can be used to keep track of your budget.
  • Effort Reporting is the method of certifying to granting agencies that the effort required as a condition of the award has actually been completed. Reporting must be completed by PIs each semester. The UWM Guidelines for Effort Reporting is a comprehensive desk reference that provides detailed instructions for certifying your effort.
  • The Consulting Office for Research and Evaluation (CORE) students can assist you with database management, statistical analyses, and much more!

Award Closeout

  • Your OSP Post Award Accountant and Sarah Osborne will guide you through the award budget closeout process.
  • Work with your sponsor Program Officer regarding reporting requirements.

Institutional Research Support

Internal Data Requests

For internal requests for program data. Before completing your request, please visit the campus Office of Assessment and Institutional Research (OAIR) webpage. If you are unable to find the data you are looking for, please complete the School of Education Student Data Request Form.

Contact Rita Delzer, with questions or for assistance.