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.
The Research and Ethics Committee evaluates the proposals primarily on the basis of their clarity, objectives, methodological integrity, and worth.