CALS is accepting proposals for postdoctoral research fellowships 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.

In 2019, the Dairy Innovation Hub launched with 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.

This call seeks proposals that will fund research to work on innovative and impactful dairy-related research. Research must relate to one of the following priority areas prioritized by the Hub:

  1. Stewarding Land and Water Resources
  2. Enriching Human Health and Nutrition
  3. Ensuring Animal Health and Welfare
  4. Growing Farm Businesses and Communities

The objective of this call is to attract top prospective postdoctoral fellows, and to fund innovative, impactful dairy-related research projects that will benefit at least one of the four recognized priority areas of the Hub.

Funding is available to tenure-track faculty with permanent t PI status within CALS. Projects should generate tangible products by the end of the proposed timeline (2 years, maximum).

Proposals are due by 5:00 p.m. (CST) on Friday, June 30, 2023, via WISPER submission. Award decisions will be announced in Dec. 2023 for projects to start July 1, 2024.

To review to the call details & submission materials, please see below:

For more information and resources for researchers, check out the research funding section of the DIH website.

Questions? Please contact Elisabeth Berndt, DIH administrative specialist (