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Three CALS projects awarded Brittingham funding

Three CALS projects have been awarded funding by the UW–Madison Office of the Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs through the Brittingham Trust.

  • Agronomy professors Randy Jackson and Chris Kucharik will receive $50,000 over two years to support their proposal “Understanding the potential for cover crops to enhance soil carbon sequestration.”
  • West Madison Agricultural Research Station will receive $5,000 to support its 2021 Undergraduate Student Internship program.
  • Women in Science and Engineering (WISE), which is cosponsored by the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences and the College of Engineering, will receive $3,000 for its Residential Learning Community.

The Brittingham Trust supports general university objectives with an emphasis on projects in the arts and humanities. The fund benefits innovative or experimental projects that may subsequently be funded through traditional sources, interdisciplinary activities, and special projects that contribute to the university’s knowledge base or provide distinctive learning experiences for students or faculty. The fund is controlled by outside trustees, comprised primarily of the Brittingham family. Grants are awarded on a calendar-year basis.

More information about the Brittingham Funds is available at the Office of the Provost website.