Awards and Expenditures

The Office of Research tracks both the receipt of extramural awards (grants and contracts from external sources) and the subsequent expenditure of those funds for the conduct of scholarly projects, as described below.

Extramural Awards and Research Reports

Research Activity Dashboard

The Research Activity Dashboard provides UWM faculty and administration with a self-service solution for summarizing sponsored research activity at UWM. The Dashboard offers multiple sections, each with several reports that display sponsored proposal, award, and expenditure data, to represent a real-time view of the whole sponsored research activity lifecycle.

Each report provides the ability to break down the information by categories and subcategories to display detailed reports tailored to any specific area. Reports can be customized by Division/School/College, date range, sponsor type, and other criteria to meet individual needs. Data is updated daily.

Internal Grant Awards

Research Travel Award

Provides travel support funding to UWM faculty, instructional and research academic staff for presenting scholarly and creative works at conferences, performances, or exhibitions, and for conducting research.

Research Growth Initiative® (RGI)

Seeding program that supports high-quality research projects in the early stages. The program’s objective is to increase UWM‘s research productivity, scholarship, creative endeavors, collaborative projects, and external funding by investing in projects selected through an independent and objective process.

Research and Creative Activities Support (formerly FRACAS Award)

Supports for faculty and instructional and research academic staff across the breadth of meritorious scholarship at UWM. The program’s objective is to fund high-quality research projects and creative endeavors in their early stages.

Research Team Development Awards

Pilot program designed to facilitate the formation of high-functioning, interdisciplinary research teams that address complex topics. The first cohort was targeted to develop grant proposals in the areas of health and biomedical sciences and engineering.