The purpose of the Ignite funding for applied research is to encourage faculty and academic staff to apply their expertise and scholarship to the economic development of Wisconsin and further afield. Applied research activities strengthen the connection between knowledge and practice while promoting positive change in the state’s economy. 

Proposals are invited from faculty and staff in ALL academic disciplines, including the humanities and social sciences. Funding is available for a term of fourteen (14) months to researchers at all UW universities. For the humanities and social sciences, potential impact could also be directed towards societal impact, quality of life, cultural or environmental impact, impact on health as well as public policy and services.

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