News for Faculty and Staff

Pre-proposals for 2016 Reilly Baldwin Wisconsin Idea Endowment due Dec. 1

October 09, 2015

UW-Madison’s Office of the Provost is soliciting proposals from faculty, staff and students for the 2016 Ira and Ineva Reilly Baldwin Wisconsin Idea Endowment competition.

This endowment helps foster the Wisconsin Idea, the philosophy that the knowledge, ideas and solutions generated at the university benefit the people of Wisconsin, our nation and the world.

Proposals are encouraged for new outreach and public engagement activities that partner with community and off-campus organizations to extend and apply our research, education and clinical knowledge to help solve problems or take advantage of opportunities. Projects may begin on or after July 1, 2016 and last up to three years.

For the second year, the committee will again consider funding approximately 10 mini-grants of $4,000 or less, in addition to larger awards of up to $120,000. The amount granted each year is determined by the annual income from the Ira and Ineva Reilly Baldwin Wisconsin Idea Endowment.

This year, the university anticipates making awards totaling approximately $700,000.

Visit for pre-proposal  guidelines and information, including a list of previously funded  projects. Pre-proposals (signed by the department chair) are due in your Dean’s office by noon on Tuesday, Dec. 1.

Questions should be directed to Eden Inoway-Ronnie in the Office of the Provost (; 265-5975).