Beck-Elder Awards Call for Proposals

Support Types: research/outreach projects; assistance with member’s legal fees

Budget: up to $5000. Note that awards are made directly to individuals or organizations.

Process: submit a 1-2 page proposal as described in this pdf, followed by a short interview for the finalists (see attachment for details).

Timeline for assistance with member’s legal fees: ongoing

Timeline for research/outreach projects

  • Submission by: February 1, 2023
  • First round evaluation by: March 1
  • Presentations: Week of March 15
  • Final determination: March 31

Subsequent rounds of proposals will follow.

Funding Priorities (in no particular order of importance):

  • Support of shared governance at UW-Madison
  • Ensure equality under due process at UW-Madison
  • Promote labor and employment rights of faculty and staff at UW-Madison
  • Promote diversity, equity and inclusion in employment at the UW-Madison
  • Legal counsel for individuals or groups of individuals at UW-Madison

WUU is an independent association of faculty and academic staff at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. We promote the values of our members in the activity and organization of this campus.  Our core values reflect a commitment to democracy – an order of free and equal persons who determine the conditions of their own association. WUU has a long history of supporting University faculty and staff members who find themselves in conflict with their employer.