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UW–Madison remains 8th in research ranking, surpasses $1.5 billion in research expenditures

The NSF has released its Higher Education Research and Development (HERD) data showing a 10% increase in research expenditures at UW–Madison over the previous fiscal year, or more than $143 million for the period covering July 2021 through the end of June 2022. UW–Madison reported more than $1.52 billion in total research expenditures, about half of which comes from federal awards.   

Federal interim rule implements TikTok ban on devices used in the performance of federal contracts

The OVCRGE has also launched a Research Security Program webpage and hired John Jay Miller as the interim director of the Research Security Program.

Institutional Review Board (IRB) Efficiency Project showing early success with increased investigator satisfaction in the IRB experience

The IRB Efficiency Project (IEP) was launched by the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education to reduce administrative burden for PIs by improving efficiency of the IRB review process, while simultaneously supporting the IRBs primary role of ensuring compliance with federal regulations.

2 UW professors elected to the National Academy of Sciences

Jo Handelsman, professor of plant Pathology, HHMI Professor in Plant Pathology, and director of the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery, and Shannon Stahl, Steenbock professor of Chemical Sciences — are among 120 scientists elected this year in recognition of their distinguished and continuing achievements in original research.

Science journals editor-in-chief shares ideas for reinvigorating public confidence in higher education during his campus visit April 17-18

Thorp’s talks at UW–Madison will include topics ranging from improving science literacy and communication with the public, to expanding opportunities for growing entrepreneurship, to fostering a healthy research environment that supports development of the next generation of scientists.

Astronomers map Milky Way by light of exploding star

A huge flash of radiation from an explosion outside our galaxy that reached Earth on Oct. 9 went into the record books as the BOAT — the brightest of all time. Read on to learn more about the UW–Madison connection.

DOE renews funding for Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center UW–Madison hub to receive $27.5 million for 2023

The U.S. Department of Energy has awarded a University of Wisconsin–Madison based research center another five years of funding to develop sustainable alternatives to gasoline, diesel and other hydrocarbon fuels as well as products currently made from petroleum. The extension will allow scientists at the Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center…

UW–Madison increases research expenditures by $16 million, retains top 10 research institution ranking

The National Science Foundation has released its 2021 fiscal year Higher Education Research and Development (HERD) data, and the University of Wisconsin–Madison has again ranked eighth in the national research rankings for public and private universities. UW–Madison ranked eighth in the last survey covering the 2020 fiscal year. The rankings are the first to include a full fiscal year reflecting pandemic impacts.

Research Cores Initiative helps replace workhorses and enhance cores services across campus

Twelve projects, ranging from keyboard instruments and equipment needed to rescue and preserve deteriorating films to upgraded fluorescent microscopes for high resolution imaging of cells and their surfaces, have been chosen for funding through the second round of the Research Core Revitalization Program (RCRP). These projects were among 23 proposals…

Faculty receive WARF Named Professorships, Kellett Fellowships, and Romnes Awards

Thirty-two members of the University of Wisconsin–Madison faculty have been awarded fellowships from the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education for 2022-23. The awardees span the four divisions on campus: arts and humanities, physical sciences, social sciences and biological sciences. “These awards provide an opportunity for campus to recognize our outstanding faculty,” says Steve Ackerman, vice chancellor for research and graduate education. “They highlight faculty efforts to support the research, teaching, outreach and public service missions of the university.”