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Frequently Asked Questions


Grants and Research Office

Frequently Asked Questions

When applying for grants there is a common set of information that is frequently requested by granting agencies. This information is provided here for your use.

General Top of Page

Applicant organization is in all cases:

Applicant Legal Name:  The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System on behalf of the University of Wisconsin-Superior

NOTE: The Principal Investigator is not the official applicant and is not authorized to accept awards or enter into contracts for The Board of Regents.

Address:  Belknap & Catlin, P.O. Box 2000, Superior, WI 54880 

Grants and Research Office Address:  Grants and Research Office, Old Main 103, Superior, WI 54880

UW-Superior Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) Number:  076483353 (Note: to be used only with external grants)

UW-Superior Employer Identification Number (FEIN or TEIN):  39-1805963  

Political Representatives and Districts Top of Page

Wisconsin State Legislature: Senator Bob Jauch, Sen.Jauch@legis.wisconsin.gov, Wisconsin State Senate, website, (608) 266-3510

Representative: Nick Milroy, Rep.Milroy@legis.wisconsin.gov, Wisconsin State Assembly, website, (608) 266-0649

US Congress/US Senate: Senator Ron Johnson (website) and Senator Tammy Baldwin (website)

US House of Representatives: Sean Duffy (website)

Congressional District: Seventh State Senate District: 25 Assembly District: 73

Authorized UW-Superior Officials Top of Page

Signing Officials
When submitting a grant proposal, it is on behalf of UW-Superior. The following individuals are authorized to sign. Submit your grant proposal and forms to the Grants and Research Office (GRO) and we will gather required signatures. Allow five business days for securing internal routing. Allow ten business days for the office to complete a full review of your proposal.

  • Renee Wachter rwachter@uwsuper.edu Chancellor, 715-394-8221, Old Main 212
  • Faith C. Hensrud  fhensrud@uwsuper.edu  Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, 715-394-8449, Old Main 210
  • Kaelene Arvidson-Hicks  karvids1@uwsuper.edu  Grants and Research Administrator, 715-394-8488, Old Main 103
  • Jan Hanson  jhanson@uwsuper.edu  Vice Chancellor for Finance and Administration, 715-394-8014, Old Main 201

Business Office Contacts

  • Rob Waksdahl: rwaksdah@uwsuper.edu - Director of Business Services/Controller, 715-394-8017, Old Main 202
  • Shaun Marshall: smarsha2@uwsuper.edu - LTE Grant Accountant for budget approvals, 715-394-8350, Old Main 103, Post-award Grant Administration

Cost Centers

  • Jeff Kahler: jkahler@uwsuper.edu - Budget & Policy Analyst , Administration & Finance 715-394-8473, Old Main 202

Human Subjects: Institutional Review Board (IRB) Top of Page

For details about this issue, please visit this link.

Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) Top of Page

 Currently not active. 

Fringe Benefit Top of Page

What are the rates?
These rates include UW-Superior's contribution to retirement, health insurance, FICA and Medicare FICA, unemployment compensation, workers' compensation, income continuation insurance, and life insurance.

Fringe benefit rates are applied when requesting external funding to pay salaries.

How do I know which rate to use?
Fringe benefit rates vary by employee type.

Classification of Salaries 2014-15 Rate

  • Unclassified 42.5%
  • Classified Staff 100%
  • LTE 8%
  • Project and Teaching Assistants 8%
  • Research Associates and Interns 8%
  • Ad Hoc Program Specialists and Undergraduate Assistants 8%
  • Student Hourly 5%

Where do the rates come from?
Fringe benefit rates are set by UW System.  Visit their website to see a benefit category cost breakdown.    

Indirect Cost Top of Page

What are the rates?
Indirect cost rates represent costs that cannot be directly linked to a specific grant proposal because they represent shared costs, such as utilities and office support. For example, costs will be incurred to keep the lights and heat on in buildings where grant activities take place; however, these items are shared by everyone at the institution and are not direct or exclusive to the grant work.

There are two rates; both are based on the total salaries, wages, and fringe benefits being requested in the grant or contract proposal:
     On-Campus Rate (Sept. 2012-present):  53.5%
     Off-Campus Rate (Sept. 2012-present):  16%

How do I know which rate to use?
Off-Campus = Work at facilities not owned by UW-Superior and where rent is allocated in the proposal budget.

Only one indirect cost rate may be used per proposal.
If greater than 50% of proposal work will occur off-campus, use the off-campus rate.

Where do the rates come from?
These rates are federally negotiated through the US Department of Health and Human Services. It is the policy of UW System to recover the federally negotiated indirect cost rate from all agencies that are legally bound by that agreement and from all other federal, state, and private funding sources that will reimburse the University at the negotiated rate.

Student Wages Top of Page

Contact Chelsie Andera, Student Employment Coordinator, candera@uwsuper.edu
or 715-394-8202 at Financial Aid, Old Main 110 for information regarding student wages.

Travel Rates Top of Page

The following policies are in effect as of August 1, 2013. Refer to the Traveler's Reference Guide for current rates.

Mileage: Mileage is the lesser of an Enterprise rental car expense or the reimbursement rate of .352 for personal car usage. This can be computed using the Car Rental Travel Calculator (bottom of the page).

Lodging In State = $70 per night, excluding tax ($80 in Milwaukee, Racine, and Waukesha counties).

Out of State = $70 per night. UW System has out-of-state lodging maximums for higher cost cities.

NOTE: See UW System for additional regulations and info (e.g., special rates by hotel, conference site hotel policy).

Air Travel: All online air travel must be booked through UW TravelWIse Portal.

Meals: In State = $8 for breakfast, $10 for lunch, and $20 for dinner. Total of $38 In State
Out of State = $10 for breakfast, $15 for lunch, and $25 for dinner. Total of $50 Out of State

Make Checks Payable To Top of Page

University of Wisconsin-Superior Business Office.

Scholarships and Gifts Top of Page

Contact UW-Superior Foundation: Kay Biga, Old Main 237.

Accounting Numbers Top of Page

Each grant must have its own cost center. After you receive notification of a funded proposal, contact Kaelene, your Pre-Award Grants Administrator for your cost center approval form. Before starting your grant activity you will need to sign the form and set up a meeting to review the roles and responsibilities of both the Business Office and the Principle Investigator. Contact Shaun Marshall at smarsha2@uwsuper.edu. 715-394-8350, Old Main 103, post-award Grant Administration to arrange for this meeting.


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