Definitions of fund use codes in fund reports

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A Endowed Chairs/Professorships
Established for the purpose of creating a professorship, chair, distinguished chair or deanship. These prestigious positions held by faculty members are intended to enhance teaching, research and public service.
R Research
Established to provide flexible but not completely discretionary support for research conducted by faculty members including associated costs such as funding for graduate students, equipment purchases and travel expenses.
P Programs
Established to provide flexible but not completely discretionary support for educational, teaching and programmatic purposes. Examples include: lectures and symposiums, music programs, library support and Wisconsin Union activities.
C Undergraduate Student Financial Support
Established to support individual undergraduate students. Financial support includes scholarships, internships, study abroad opportunities, research experiences or other types of awards.
D Graduate Student Financial Support
Established to support individual graduate students. Financial support includes scholarships, fellowships, research experiences, conference attendance or other types of awards. Additionally, funds established for professional and post-doctoral students are also given this use code.
E Faculty Support
Established to support faculty members across campus that do not meet the minimum dollar requirement of an endowed chair/professorship. These funds generally serve the same purpose as endowed chairs/professorships and are often used for junior faculty members.
F Buildings and Grounds
Established to support the entirety of buildings and grounds projects across campus including new construction, renovations, general improvements and campus beautification.
G Public Service
Established for the primary purpose of directly benefitting the general public. Examples include: monetary support for medical expenses incurred by patients, community awards and support for teachers and general public educational programming sponsored by UW-Extension and the UW-Arboretum.
H Research Equipment
Established solely to support the purchase and maintenance of equipment used to conduct research.
J Discretionary
Established at the university, school/college, department or center level to support the greatest needs of those particular units subject to exceptions outlined by the Chancellor’s memo. Common examples include school/college annual funds and departmental or center general funds.
Z Other
Funds that do not fit into one of the pre-defined use code categories.
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