UW–Madison’s College of Agricultural and Life Sciences is accepting proposals for short-term, high-impact research and outreach projects that will leverage existing UW–Madison expertise to provide timely products supporting the goals of the Dairy Innovation Hub, with an emphasis on addressing recommendations generated by the Dairy Task Force 2.0.

As plans for the Dairy Innovation Hub were finalized, the state’s Dairy Task Force 2.0 committee was completing their work. The Hub would like to address relevant recommendations approved by the Dairy Task Force 2.0. Additionally, short-term, high-impact projects that will return immediate benefit to the dairy community or answer a pressing or emerging question are encouraged.

Proposals are due March 4, 2021, via WISPR. Submission and award decisions will be made in April for May start dates.

Full call for proposals summary and application details

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The Dairy Innovation Hub (link to:, which launched in 2019, is a $7.8 million per year investment by the State of Wisconsin to build a world-class talent pool and enable bold discoveries to ensure that Wisconsin’s dairy community is at the global forefront in producing nutritious dairy products in an economically, environmentally and socially sustainable manner.