WARF Discovery Initiative proposals selected

WARF Discovery Initiative proposals selected

Natasha Kassulke, UW-Madison

WARFDiscoveryFourteen research and infrastructure projects with the potential to transform robotics, cancer treatment, data science and more have been selected by the University of Wisconsin–Madison Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education for support from the UW2020: WARF Discovery Initiative.

Reviewers chose from nearly 120 proposals outlining early-stage studies and investments in instruments and equipment aimed at providing important momentum to interdisciplinary research that could soon merit more attention and outside funding. The award recipients are the second set of UW2020 awardees, following 14 awards announced in April. In the second round, UW2020 provides an average award of about $360,600 over two years for the successful proposals.

“This group of UW2020 proposals illustrates the depth of our faculty’s commitment to innovative research,” says Marsha Mailick, UW–Madison vice chancellor for research and graduate education. “We believe that these projects will make a lasting impact by improving lives and expanding our understanding of the natural world.”

Some research programs will also receive support from the UW–Madison Graduate School to cover a graduate student assistantship. Two projects are partially supported by the University of Wisconsin Carbone Cancer Center.

UW2020 was underwritten in its first year by the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF) with combined funding from other sources to launch this program. Read more …