Page Updated: November 9th, 2017

WISPER is the new tool for routing applications and agreements related to extramural funding on the UW campus.

For help, please e-mail wisper@rsp.wisc.edu.


Commitment FAQ's are now available!

Enter commitments for all Key Personnel identified in the award. If no personnel are identified in the award, enter commitments for the PI & Co-Investigators only.

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Document Types

Code Description Comments
CDA Confidential Disclosure Agreement
Non-disclosure Agreement,
Confidentiality Agreement
CTA Clinical Trial Agreement
CoopAgreement Cooperative Agreement Application for funding which if awarded by the Sponsor will be a Cooperative Agreement. Commonly used by USDA.
CosReimCon Cost Reimbursable Contract Application for funding which if awarded will be an agreement between the University and the Sponsor that requires RSP to invoice at some frequency for the funding. Actual costs incurred by the project will be reimbursed by the Sponsor.
FixPriceCon Fixed Price Contract Application for funding which if awarded will be an agreement between the University and the Sponsor that provides for a set price and does not require a refund of the balance upon project completion.
GradSchool Graduate School Application DO NOT SELECT this type. All Graduate School applications must be submitted to the Graduate School who will enter the information into WISPER.
Grant Grant Common name for “PROPOSAL” or “APPLICATION.” Most applications for funding should use this type.
Hatch USDA Formula Funds Award,
Applications for the UW annual USDA Formula Funds awards commonly known as Hatch. Administered by CALS.
IPA Intergovernmental Personnel Agreement Agreements under which a UW employee is detailed to work for the Sponsor for a defined period of time.
Internal UW System Application to a UW System Entity which will not be funded via a Fund 133 or 144 project.
MTA Material Transfer Agreement
Master Master Agreement Agreement which itself doesn’t provide funding to the University, but provides the terms under which subsequent tasks or addendums may be executed to efficiently pass funding to the UW.
NFA No-Fund Agreement Any agreement where no funding is being provided to the University; however, in course of the Research mission, it is necessary to agree to additional terms. Examples include: Memorandums of Understanding, Collaboration Agreements, Licensing Agreements, Software Agreements, and Data Use Agreements.
NIHTrain NIH Training Grant Application for NIH T32 funding.
Other Other If you are unable to determine the type of document you are working with or believe that your document is not represented above, please select other.


For all activities performed in facilities not owned by the University and to which rent is directly allocated to the project(s), the off campus box should be checked and subsequently, the off-campus F&A rate should apply.

Paper Copy to SPO

If all of the files required for this application to be submitted cannot be uploaded to this WISPER record, if more than 25 pages are required for RSP to print, or if original signatures of both campus personnel & RSP personnel are required, please select this box and then route the materials with a printed copy of this form through your appropriate channels then on to RSP.

Related Record

If this record is a continuation, renewal, or supplement of an existing award or if this record is a resubmission of an existing record, please indicate the prior record here. If this record is an MTA providing materials for an existing award, select the existing award here. If this record has a Confidentiality or Intellectual Property Agreement that has already been executed in support of it, select that prior agreement here.