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.

Discovery and Innovation Grant (DIG) program (Formerly RGI)

Seed funding program that supports high-quality, innovative research by investing in projects selected through an independent and objective process.

Advancing Research and Creativity (ARC) (Formerly RACAS)

Internal research funding program 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.

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.