CUP Grant

Community/University Partnership (CUP) Grant

Celebrating over a decade of partnerships, collaborations, and mutuality.
Since 1999, over 75 CUP grants have been awarded to a variety of community organizations and UWM faculty and staff for projects that span the disciplines and reach into many of Milwaukee’s neighborhoods.


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Site last updated: 6/16/2014
Community/University Partnership grants support limited-term projects, events, and activities that promote partnerships between UWM and the diverse communities it serves. These grants help to provide UWM students unique opportunities for community involvement through service learning and other engagement activities. The partnership grants encourage new forms of community-UWM cooperation that use innovative methods of teaching and learning that promote one or more of the following:
  • Cross-cultural literacy
  • Local/Global perspectives on social and artistic issues
  • The relationship of science to culture and society
  • Social justice through community development
  • Environmental initiatives
  • Gender issues
  • Immigration issues
  • Religious pluralism
  • Community health and wellbeing
  • Integration of community and academic knowledge

Funding Priorities 

This year’s CUP priority seeks to integrate community and academic knowledge by funding projects which emphasize the following processes:
  • Improving assessment efforts while considering the value and consequences of chosen strategies (who do they serve and how)
  • Diversifying documentation practices

  • Adopting innovative applications of technology (traditional and/or cutting-edge)