SAIF

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Scholarly Activity Improvement Fund (SAIF)

Purpose

The purpose of the Scholarly Activity Improvement Fund (SAIF) is to promote scholarly activity among the faculty, librarians, and instructional academic staff of UW-Platteville.

Funds are to support research activities, scholarship, or creative endeavors that will form the basis of more extensive scholarly activities.

  • "Research" is categorized as discipline-based, basic (pure) or applied, and/or pedagogical that is qualitative or quantitative in methodology.
  • "Scholarship" refers to updating and extending an area of study within the professional life of a faculty member.
  • "Creative endeavor" refers to the production of creative work by faculty.

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Eligibility

Faculty, librarians, and instructional academic staff who normally teach one-half time or more for the entire academic year and are returning to the university the following year are eligible to apply for SAIF grants. Faculty may receive one SAIF grant per year. Newly appointed faculty, librarians, and instructional academic staff are encouraged to apply. Prior year recipients are ineligible to apply (i.e. 2015-16 recipients may not apply for 2016-17).

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Time Period

SAIF funds will be available after July 1, 2016 and must be expended by June 30, 2017.

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Restrictions

  1. The maximum award for a SAIF project is $4,000. These funds may be used for salary, travel to the sponsoring agency/organization, honorariums, consultants, release time, or other project-related expenses.
  2. SAIF funds should not be used in projects that focus on curriculum development, attendance at conferences, workshops, or conventions.
  3. SAIF funds cannot be used to support graduate study leading toward a terminal degree. SAIF funds cannot be used to purchase printers, computers or computer monitors, or reproduction costs for CD duplication or self-published research and/or scholarly activity.
  4. Faculty, librarians, and instructional academic staff members may receive one SAIF grant per year.

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AMOUNT AVAILABLE

  • $40,000 estimated for 2016-17 awards (University Wide)

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timeline

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RESPONSIBLE PERSON

TIME/DATE

SAIF guidelines and forms available to faculty/staff

Office of Research and Sponsored Programs

January 8, 2016

Electronic version of SAIF proposal due to ORSP

Faculty/Staff

February 29, 2016            4:00 p.m.

SAIF proposals forwarded to Research and Ethics Committee

Office of Research and Sponsored Programs

March 4, 2016

Recommendations of SAIF subcommittee forwarded to the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs

Chair of the Research and Ethics/SAIF subcommittee

April 4, 2016

Committee recommendations transmitted to Vice Chancellor

Office of Research and Sponsored Programs

April 6, 2016

Faculty/Staff notification with feedback and Authorization for Payment Form

Vice Chancellor

April 11, 2016

Authorization for Payment Forms and Final Budgets are due Faculty/Staff May 2, 2016
Account Numbers released to Faculty/Staff Office of Research and Sponsored Programs May 11, 2016

Funds available

Office of Research and Sponsored Programs

July 1, 2016

Funds expended and projects completed

Faculty/Staff

June 30, 2017

Final written reports due 

Faculty/Staff

September 1, 2017

Faculty/Staff Research Day
Proposed Date

September 26, 2017

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