Each year, the Friends of the UW–Madison Libraries award grants to UW–Madison campus libraries and scholars from across the United States and around the world.

Grants to Libraries are primarily intended for acquisition and conservation of library materials. Ranging between $500 -$1250, the awards are small by comparison with the Library’s annual acquisition and preservation budgets.  However, librarians and bibliographers truly value this Friends program. With state cuts to the UW system, these awards are even more important to collections and library morale. The annual application deadline is September 10 of each year. 

Grants to Scholars helps to fund visiting scholars with particular research needs in the University of Wisconsin-Madison Libraries. The Friends award several grants annually providing funding for visits up to four weeks in length, for research in the humanities, sciences, and related fields appropriate to the libraries’ collection strengths. The purpose is to foster the high-level use of the University of Wisconsin–Madison Libraries’ rich holdings, and to make them better known and more accessible to a wider circle of scholars. The annual application deadline is December 31 of each year.

More information about these programs can be found by following the links to the right. If you have any questions, please contact the Friends at 265-2505, or via the Friends Contact Form.