Intercampus Research Incentive Program enters third year

Feb. 29, 2012

by Chris Barncard

The third year of the Intercampus Research Incentive Program is open to proposals, calling for research partnerships uniting University of Wisconsin–Madison and University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee faculty.

Chancellors David Ward and Michael R. Lovell are inviting projects from a wide range of disciplines and one-year budgets of no more than $50,000 — with each campus receiving at least 25 percent of any project’s funding.

The grants program, started in 2010, has awarded nearly $1 million to support 20 projects aimed at problems such as the development of new materials to combat air pollution and the use of algae to clean wastewater and generate energy.

The universities are looking for projects in such key areas as water, energy, health care, advanced manufacturing, biomedical engineering, K-12 education, social sciences and the humanities.

Research teams are encouraged to collaborate on cross-disciplinary projects, and successful proposals will lay the groundwork for future funding from other sources. The likelihood that the collaboration continues beyond the initial grant is also a plus.

A committee of deans, faculty and foundation staff will judge proposals. The committee's recommendations will be weighed by the chancellors, who will make the final selections.

Applications are due by March 29, 2012, for projects to begin July 1.

More information is available here.