Students: Take the WARF Discovery Challenge
Attention UW-Madison graduate students and postdocs!
Learn about the WARF Discovery Challenge - an exciting new campus-wide competition offering graduate students and postdocs opportunities to win cash prizes and mini-grants by sharing their original research projects with potential for positive real-world impact.
The Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation invites students and postdocs in the sciences, engineering, arts, social sciences and humanities to attend information sessions being held from 4 to 5pm Thursday, March 8, at the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery.
Spring Poster Symposium and Fall Research Competition
The two-part competition begins with a campus-wide poster symposium. Posters can be based on an existing research project. Abstracts are due April 2; the symposium takes place May 23. Participating in the part 1 poster symposium qualifies presenters for part 2, a cross-disciplinary research competition with a proposal deadline of September 1.
The Discovery Challenge, part of WARF's Student Ambassador Program, is designed to serve as a forum for students to share research results, exchange ideas and improve communication skills. Graduate students and postdoctoral researchers can compete for four awards of $500 each at the poster symposium, and for three research mini-grants of up to $5,000 each during the research competition.
Jump Start for R&D
WARF hopes this competition will jump-start the development of promising research by helping emerging researchers identify campus collaborators and providing funding opportunities to advance their projects.
Guidelines for participation, a list of key dates and further details are available on the Discovery Challenge Web page.
Date Published: 02/29/2012