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University of Wisconsin–Madison

UW2020

The goal of UW2020 is to stimulate and support highly innovative and groundbreaking research at the University of Wisconsin–Madison over the next five years.

This initiative seeks to fund research projects that have the potential to fundamentally transform a field of study as well as projects that require significant development prior to the submission of applications for external funding. This initiative seeks to support 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 innovative and significant research.

UW2020 is underwritten by the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF) with combined funding from other sources.

The application process for the next round is open. Please go to the navigation bar on the left and click “apply” for more information. 

tissue scan, virtual reality environment, DNA

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