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University of Wisconsin–Madison

Round 5 Projects

Seventeen innovative projects ranging from improving treatment of PTSD in prison inmates and electrical simulation for enhanced wound healing, to establishing a Radio Astronomy Data Science Center at UW–Madison have been chosen to join the UW2020: WARF Discovery Initiative cohort.

The initiative is funded by the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education and the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation. The Graduate School also supplies direct support for some research assistants.

This is the fifth round of UW2020 projects and brings the total number of UW2020 projects to 85 since the first round awards were announced in 2016. This round includes nine infrastructure projects and eight research projects. Funded projects include 137 faculty and academic staff investigators on the project teams from eight schools and colleges, and Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education centers.

The projects were reviewed by faculty across the university. The UW2020 Council, a group of 17 faculty from all divisions of the university, evaluated the merits of each project based on the reviews and their potential for making significant contributions to their field of study. The goal of UW2020 is to stimulate and support cutting-edge, highly innovative and groundbreaking research at UW–Madison and to support acquisition of shared instruments or equipment that will foster significant advances in research.