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Research Opportunities

Bradley Catalyst
Grant Program
Call for Proposals
This round of Catalyst Grants is supported by the Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation and the Richard and Ethel Herzfeld 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 2, 2017. Please visit the program page for more information.

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.

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

UWM Entrepreneurs Making a Difference
UWM Report - Kapco Charitable Challenge
December 5, 2016 
UWM students Alycia Doxon and Chantel Teague aren’t giving up on efforts to make a difference in the world. The two were part of UWM’s team in the Kapco Charitable Challenge, which gave students $1,000 to develop a project to improve their community. The challenge, which moves through several levels, is funded by Kapco Metal Stamping in Grafton in an effort to develop leadership and business skills in young people while helping local nonprofits. Read more...

Bringing Startups Back to Wisconsin
Urban Milwaukee - Maybe We're Not So Bad 
November 29, 2016
In the world of venture captial Wisconsin barely exists. As a recent analysis by City Lab found, about 60 percent of all venture capital funding startup companies in the United States goes to just four metor areas: San Francisco, San Jose, Boston, New York, Los Angeles, San Diego. "The top ten metros alone account for more than three-quarters (77.6%) of all venture capital investment across the United States, while the top 20 account for more than 88 percent," the story noted. Read More...

UWM Engineers Support Clean Water
NSF - Engineers Design New Lead Detector
November, 21 2016

Mechanical engineer Junhong Chen and a team at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee (UWM), have developed what you might think of as a "canary in the coal mine" for lead in water. With support from the National Science Foundation (NSF), they designed a sensor with a graphene-based nanomaterial that can immediately detect lead and other heavy metals. Read more...

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Student Startup
UWM students and recent graduates are invited to join the UWM Student Startup Challenge.  Up to three innovation ideas will be selected for prototyping and business launch.     

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