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  offers funding for priorities specified by the Dean of Libraries and for acquisition and conservation of library materials.  Ranging between $1000 -$8,000, the awards provide much needed funding bridges. The annual application deadline is June 30 of each year. (extended to July 31, 2024 for FY25)

Grants to Scholars fund travel expenses for visiting scholars with particular research needs in the University of Wisconsin-Madison Libraries. The Friends award several grants annually providing assistance 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 608-265-2505, or via the Friends Contact Form.