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Fall Competition aims to set standard for research excellence

August 18, 2015

In addition to the recently announced UW2020 research funding initiative, the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education is continuing its longstanding Fall Competition for research funding.

Through the competition, the Vice Chancellor’s office aims to set high standards for research excellence. The competition offers funding for cutting-edge faculty research and support for graduate students who may be involved in the research.

Funding for the Fall Competition comes from the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF), which was created in 1925 to help commercialize technology arising from UW–Madison research. Since then, WARF has provided the university with more than $1.42 billion for research, programs and initiatives.

Photo: WARF building

Funding for the Fall Competition is provided by the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation.

“WARF’s generous support for the Fall Competition and for many other initiatives of UW–Madison gives our university a significant margin of excellence that propels innovation, creativity and discovery by faculty, students and staff,” says Vice Chancellor Marsha Mailick.

Each year, four research committees representing UW–Madison’s faculty divisions — biological sciences, physical sciences, social studies and the arts and humanities — review nearly 600 research proposals by faculty from 120 different departments and fund more than 400 single- and multi-investigator researchers.

All requests for 2015-16 research support for the Fall Competition must be submitted electronically to the Office of the VCRGE by 4:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 18. Information on the Interdisciplinary Research Competition will be forthcoming.