19 Nov New research initiative — Research Forward — builds on successes of UW2020
As the UW2020: WARF Discovery initiative sunsets this year, a new research initiative is building on its success.
Six rounds of UW2020 have funded 95 projects since the first set of awards was announced in 2016. UW2020 projects have both generated significant extramural funding and resulted in research projects that have led to major campus advancements in the areas of data science, cryogenic electron microscopy (or cryo-EM), CRISPR-based tools, creation of an electronic music studio and more.
This success has led the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education to launch the next generation of research funding, Research Forward, to continue supporting highly innovative and groundbreaking research at UW–Madison.
The Research Forward initiative is supported by the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF) and will provide funding for one to two years, depending on the needs and scope of the project. The maximum award amount is $500,000.