Funding Focus: Innovation & Economic Development Research Program

The Graduate School promotes and advances UW-Madison research that benefits Wisconsin’s economy by awarding grants through the Innovation & Economic Development Research (IEDR) program competition. The Graduate School invites proposals for fiscal year 2010-2011 that focus on research that is technically innovative, of interest to a broad economic sector, and has a high potential to benefit Wisconsin’s industrial and economic development in the near term. All faculty and academic staff members who will be in residence on the Madison campus during the period of the research support are eligible to apply.

IEDR grants allow UW-Madison to engage in innovative research, generate additional private- and public-sector support for their research programs, and promote technology transfer between the university and industry. Preference will be given to proposals that have small business partners, businesses with up to 500 employees. The majority of IEDR grants are awarded as seed money to support early stages of applied research.

To download information about the IEDR program and the application instructions, visit the IEDR web site:

Due to CALS Research Division: November 13
Graduate School Due Date: November 20
Short Title in WISPER: IEDR 10-11

Heather Daniels, 263-7274,
Petra Schroeder, 265-4868,