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University of Wisconsin–Madison


Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the OVCRGE will extend end dates on OVCRGE research related funding that has been affected by our current situation. We will also consider re-allocations from existing budget line item (e.g. travel) that are also affected. Please contact Russell Schwalbe ( or Jessica Wipperfurth ( to discuss your specific needs.


The goal of UW2020 is to stimulate and support highly innovative and groundbreaking research at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. 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 collaborative, multidisciplinary, multi-investigator 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 supported by the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF) with combined funding from other sources.

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