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The competition, UW2020: WARF Discovery Initiative, offers funds for investigative and infrastructure projects with the goal of supporting collaborative, multidisciplinary and transformative research.
Nora Cate Schaeffer, professor of sociology, and Amy Wendt, professor of electrical and computer engineering, will join the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education on Aug. 19 as divisional interim associate vice chancellors for research.
Steve Ackerman, who has served as associate vice chancellor for research in the physical sciences since 2012, will succeed Norman Drinkwater, who plans to retire.
Thirty-two members of the University of Wisconsin–Madison faculty have been awarded 2019-20 faculty fellowships. The awardees span the four divisions — arts and humanities, physical sciences, social sciences and biological sciences — on campus.
“By the investments we are making in quantum science and technology," says Steve Ackerman, "we are ... leading the way in concepts and technology that may revolutionize computing, communication, security and more.”
The grants will fund research with implications for promoting economic prosperity, enhancing social and psychological well-being, and improving health outcomes in the U.S.
Innovation to Market builds on the success of D2P’s Igniter program, which helped start 19 companies over the past three years.
UW2020 supports collaborative, multidisciplinary research projects that are high-risk, high-impact, and transformative as well as those that require the acquisition of shared instruments or equipment that will open new avenues for research.
Recipients of Fall Research Competition awards are thankful for the funding to help them acquire the resources they need, but perhaps most important, they say, is the student support they are able to provide.
Ten highly innovative projects, addressing such diverse topics as the microbiome, climate change, limnology, Alzheimer's disease, genomics and math, have been chosen to receive funding.