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Johnson Controls Inc. Headquarters
March 5, 2015


Research Opportunities

Water Equipment & Policy (WEP) NSF I/UCRC
2017 Grant Program 
UWM and Marquette University
Call for Proposals
The WEP center is pleased to announce that it will award around $750,000 in the seventh round of research grants. Deadline for submission of proposals is August 31, 2016. Please visit the program page for more information.

Bradley Catalyst
Grant Program
Call for Proposals
This round of Catalyst Grants is supported by the Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation. These awards will be made to seed promising research and development in areas where UWM has the greatest potential to impact local economy through commercialization activities. Abstracts are due by 5:00PM on March 10, 2016. Please visit the program page for more information.

GE Catalyst
Grant Program
Call for Proposals
This program is part of a larger effort by GE Healthcare aimed at building a pipeline of Wisconsin-based medical imaging software developers and researchers to drive the next generation of healthcare technology globally. Abstracts are due March 24, 2016.  Please visit the program page for more information.

The UWM Research Foundation, Inc. is a private non-stock, non-profit corporation under Chapter 181 of the Wisconsin Statutes. Organized and operated exclusively for charitable, educational, and scientific purposes under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986,  the UWM Research Foundation is controlled by the UWM Foundation, Inc.

The primary purpose of the UWM Research Foundation, Inc. is to support research and innovation at UWM by providing funding for scholarships and grants and by engaging in corporate partnering activities to that end.

In the News

The Growth of UWM Research Foundation Urban Milwaukee - 13 March 2015
The mood in the JCI conference room was both celebratory and anxious as Junhong Chen and five others were recognized with bronze plaques describing their new patents. He and his fellow innovators were honored last week by the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee Research Foundation (UWMRF) and Chancellor Mark Mone for leading the way toward a new UWM reality, that of a significant player in the world of research and development.

The celebration marked a remarkable acceleration in bringing academic research to the real world in the form of patents, licenses, startup companies and then a virtuous cycle of more research dollars. UWMRF has now successfully processed 41 patents since it launched nine years ago. Read more...

UWM Researchers Throw a New Wrench into the System Milwaukee-Wisconsin Journal Sentinel - 28 October 2013
The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee has developed a new wrench aimed at preventing serious and costly injuries among meter technicians. Read more...

Bringing Business and UWM Together to Jump Start Academic Research WUWM: Milwaukee Public Radio - 10 October 2013
On the October 10, 2013 edition of UWM Today, explore a unique program that is helping to jumpstart important academic research in a way that brings business and the university together. Host Tom Luljak talks with Brian Thompson, President of the UWM Research Foundation.

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UWM Research Foundation
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, WI 53202

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