Intercampus Grants Program
The University of Wisconsin-Madison and UW-Milwaukee awarded $1.6 million over a three year period to start-up research with the combined talent of the two universities. The most recent awards were announced in July 2012 and the winners were selected by a committee of faculty and administrators from both universities. Please see the link below for an article on this round of awards.
There will not be a competition for the UW-Madison/UW-Milwaukee Intercampus Grants program 2013-2014. We hope to re-evaluate the program for future years.
Proposal Development and Structure
The universities encourage faculty and academic staff to initiate projects that will lead to productive intercampus interactions and promote partnerships in many areas, including, but not limited to, health care and public health, water technology, energy, advanced manufacturing, K-12 education, social sciences, and the humanities. Successful grant proposals should lay the groundwork for future federal or state grant submissions, or funding from private foundations.
Investigators may wish to focus on a problem within a single discipline or collaborate with the intention of implementing a cross-disciplinary project (leveraging strengths from the physical sciences, engineering, humanities, the arts, and social sciences). The project should be defined in such a way that its potential for extramural support is apparent, including specific plans to seek significant external funding for on-going collaboration. All proposals should be structured so that they reflect the engagement of investigators from the two institutions. Both new collaborations as well as further development of existing collaborations will be considered.
The lead principal investigator (PI) should prepare the proposal and budget in keeping with the practices of his/her institution. At least 25% of the budget must be for activities at the partner institution, and will be set up as a separate project/account at that institution.