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Arboretum Graduate Research Fellowships – Applications due February 1, 2020

The UW–Madison Arboretum is pleased to announce its second year of graduate student research fellowships. The Arboretum is a valuable site for studies in ecological restoration research, botany, landscape ecology, horticulture, soil science, wildlife ecology, environmental engineering, social science and public health. The application deadline is February 1, 2020. Visit the Arboretum website for information and the full RFP:

Pre-Bazaar workshops announced for Data Science Bazaar (workshops January 22-23)

UW-Madison’s Data Science Research Bazaar is a two-day conference, where researchers and data scientists from various disciplines and industries will have opportunities to share their work, collaborate, and discuss their data science interests. With a focus not just on research and training in data science, but on fostering a collaborative data science community, the Data Science Research Bazaar is an event unlike any academic conference you have ever attended. The Data Science Research Bazaar is modeled off of the internationally occurring Research Bazaar, a worldwide festival promoting the digital literacy emerging at the center of modern research. UW–Madison will host its Data Science Research Bazaar on January 24-25, 2020. Pre-Bazaar workshops run Jan. 22-23.

Investing in Graduate Assistants UW–Madison invests millions in graduate assistantship support

UW–Madison, through internal, extramural, and gift funding sources, supports over 4,500 graduate students – including 68% of doctoral students – through teaching assistant (TA), project assistant (PA), research assistant (RA), and lecturer student assistant (LSA) appointments. Graduate assistants receive a monthly stipend and, for those with at least a 33% appointment, free tuition and eligibility for comprehensive benefits. These competitive compensation packages help UW–Madison faculty recruit the top graduate students nationally and globally.

Engineering Improved Performance Through Online Experiments

Online experimentation, like nearly everything else in the digital world, is experiencing a rapid growth. While we shop or consume news online, companies and media outlets like Amazon and ESPN are continually experimenting with different aspects of the user experience, testing how we navigate through their websites and using that information to make their marketing and online presence more impactful. The primary purpose of this research is to design online experiments that perform well across multiple devices such as laptops and mobile phones.

U.S. Food and Drug Administration Awards $1.7 Million to WSB and Other Universities for Quality Management Research

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has awarded $1.7 million to five schools, including the Wisconsin School of Business, at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, for a wide-ranging research project designed to help the agency better understand how to employ its quality management resources when inspecting drug companies’ manufacturing operations, thus benefiting consumers.

Spring programs announced to help campus innovators implement their ideas

Applications to both Discovery to Product programs are due on January 27, 2020.

OVCRGE hiring an Assistant Vice Chancellor for Industry Sponsored Research

This is a new position and the deadline to apply is Jan. 10, 2020.

Save the date for WiscCORES Showcase on March 4, 2020

The WiscCores Showcase connects researchers with the resources that can support their work: learn about imaging, informatics, education, nanotechnology, surveys, spectroscopy, data management and more!

Learn more about being successful in the Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator Competition

You are invited to a panel discussion to learn more about the Howard Hughes Medical Investigator competition. HHMI will appoint approximately 20 new Investigators through a national open competition.

Call for proposals: Interdisciplinary Arts Residency Program

The deadline is Friday, Jan. 31, 2020. Residencies are sponsored by two or more departments or units anywhere on campus. Funding up to $60,000 along with staff support are provided.