Resources for Researchers
Our team of pre- and post- award research administrators, communications professionals and education experts can assist anyone on campus with energy-related research opportunities and interdisciplinary grant proposals.
Broader Impacts Consultation
As you're working through the process of submitting a grant proposal, the Educational Programs team is happy to provide assistance in thinking about broader impacts components (both formal and informal education, classroom materials development, research experiences for teachers and/or undergraduates).
We routinely compile a list of federal and non-federal funding opportunities related to energy research. For every opportunity listed, you will find the title, funding agency, a short description, major application deadline, and a link to the original funding announcement. Researchers can also subscribe to our monthly email newsletter containing the most recent funding opportunities from this list.
Pre-award Communications Consultation
The WEI Communications team offers a number of grant proposal services, including helping develop a core argument/message, developmental editing of writing and graphics, and final copy and graphical editing. We recommend that you approach the Communications team at least four weeks in advance of the proposal deadline to ensure that your grant has the best chance possible of getting funded. View full service timetable
Pre-award Research Administration
The WEI Administrative Services office provides full service pre-award administration. We will thoroughly read and interpret Funding Opportunity Announcements, work with you to create (and stick to) a submission timeline, outline proposal requirements, coordinate non-technical pieces, advise on budget building, and shepherd your proposal through the UW and Sponsor submission process.
Our team can assist anyone on campus with arranging a tour of our facilities, hosting a meeting, or developing stories about energy research, education and outreach.
Arrange a Tour or Host an Event or Meeting at WEI
WEI meeting space is open for campus use, depending on availability. Please contact James Runde to request meeting space information.
As part of our mission to enhance understanding of energy issues, our communications team works to tell the stories of energy at UW-Madison. We can help you promote your work by crafting and distributing news articles via our website and social media channels, including your news in our monthly e-newsletter, and pitching interesting stories to media. We work closely with unit and campus communications professionals to ensure optimal coverage of your energy related research, outreach or student activities. Our team can also arrange media training.
WEI Researcher Services
Researchers and projects housed within the WEI receive a suite of crosscutting services that effectively support discovery by streamlining administrative processes and creating dynamic project management solutions.
The WEI Education & Outreach team works to prepare future citizens and energy leaders by developing K-16 educational materials that are based on the research of WEI, grounded in our current best knowledge of learning and teaching, and vetted by educators in classrooms.
Events Planning and Management
Our events coordinator handles events planning and logistics. We can help with room reservations (at WEI or elsewhere on campus), A/V, catering, event promotion and registration.
WEI Human Resources assists and supports WEI in all aspects of employment and human resources management for our faculty, academic, classified, postdoctoral, limited, graduate assistant and undergraduate student hourly employees. We manage the entire employment process -- from recruitment, hiring and employee orientation to departure and off-boarding.
Information Technology Support
The Information Technology group implements and supports technologies utilized by WEI staff and researchers, and associated grants. From basic help desk support, to advanced storage and compute resources, we offer a variety of services to help with your research and computing needs.
Marketing and Communications Support
WEI's Marketing and Communications team offer a wide array of services to help spread the word about energy research and activities at UW–Madison. Our group stewards the WEI brand, creates content, and facilitates engagement opportunities that showcase our collaborative approach to solving energy challenges. We can help you with media relations, graphics and multimedia, events, and content creation.
Post-award Research Administration
After your award is granted, we will liaise with Research and Sponsored Programs and the College of Engineering Research Division to facilitate award negotiation and setup, as well as act as an administrative contact for the Sponsor. We will help track and complete reporting, compliance, and contracting requirements associated with your award.