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WARF gives $80 million to UW-Madison, Morgridge Institute for Research

By Bill Novak, Wisconsin State Journal

The Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation has awarded over $80 million to UW-Madison and the Morgridge Institute for Research for the 2017-2018 school year, so researchers can continue to “dream big.”

“WARF invests in the research and extraordinary ideas of UW-Madison. The annual grant is one way we are helping our campus partners continue to dream big and solve the most pressing problems of our time.” – Erik Iverson, WARF Managing Director

UW-Madison was given $61.9 million by WARF and Morgridge was given $19 million. This does not include WARF’s in-kind support for patents, licensing and other expenses.

“WARF invests in the research and extraordinary ideas of UW-Madison,” said managing director Erik Iverson. “The annual grant is one way we are helping our campus partners continue to dream big and solve the most pressing problems of our time.”

The grant to UW-Madison includes: $12 million to retain and recruit faculty; $11.5 million for graduate student support; $10.8 million for the Fall Research Competition; and $9.4 million for UW2020, the WARF Discovery Initiative. Read more …
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