Wisconsin Institutes of Discovery holds contest to select research themes

Members of the UW-Madison community are invited to participate in a competition to select the five research themes of the Wisconsin Institutes of Discovery. The selection process is modeled after the successful cluster-hire program. Each theme will articulate an area of research that intertwines the three “thrust” areas of WID (biotechnology, nanotechnology, information technology). Each theme will ultimately involve a group of 4 faculty members (1 who is currently a member of the UW-Madison faculty who is the leader of the proposed theme, and 3 who will be newly-recruited to the UW-Madison faculty). More information on the competition is available at