WARF Discovery Challenge

WARF Discovery Challenge

Screen Shot 2016-07-26 at 9.59.48 AMThe WARF Discovery Challenge is a two-part research competition open to UW–Madison graduate students and postdoctoral researchers from all departments.

Compete for research awards of up to $7,500
Teams of scientists submit original, collaborative research ideas, and the winning proposals receive a research award to fund work on the project. Winners also have the opportunity to present their work at the 2017 Discovery Challenge Research Symposium.

Why apply?

  • Collaborate across campus and learn about other projects
  • Gain exposure for your research program
  • Opportunity to win $7,500 for your research


  • At least one team member must have attended a qualifying event.The research symposium on April 6.
  • The networking happy hour on June 30.
  • The coffee and donuts event on August 2.
  • Teams must include collaborators from different disciplines.
  • Applications must be submitted in fall 2016.