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Closing the Achievement Gap:
Promoting Institutional Change to Foster Access and Excellence for Historically Underrepresented Populations
Deadline for 2011-12 Proposals is April 15, 2011.
The University of Wisconsin System Office of Academic Affairs is pleased to
announce a request for proposals for a pilot grant program that seeks to advance equity and diversity throughout the UW System with a focus on closing the achievement gap. The goal of the grant program is to develop and support programs that are effective in promoting institutional change to foster access and excellence for historically underrepresented populations.
A total of $300,000 will be available for academic year 2011-12 to fund projects in the following categories:
- Start-up Grants for Emerging Needs;
- Grants to Further Implement Existing Initiatives; and
- Evaluation Grants.
Successful proposals will result in programs that are replicable with explicitly documented activities and evidence-based outcomes. Particular attention will be given to models, programs and strategies with demonstrated success in closing gaps in achievement in the areas of access, retention and graduation. Further description of these categories and proposal requirements, and all necessary application forms, may be downloaded here:
- Request for 11-12 Proposals (doc)
- 11-12 Proposal Cover Sheet (doc)
- 11-12 Proposal Budget Form (xls)
- 11-12 Proposal Work Plan Overview (doc)
- Sample Logic Model (doc)