17 Oct UW System awarded $83 million from stimulus funds.
MADISON – The University of Wisconsin System was awarded nearly $83 million in stimulus funds, with UW – Madison commanding the majority of that money, receiving $75.5 million for its 236 projects.With more than 800 grant applications submitted from UW – System faculty and staff, Director of Research Communications Terry Devitt said many are still being considered and may be approved in the near future.
“There are fairly large grant applications for research still under consideration,” Devitt said. “Anytime we can get research programs funded, it’s such an important way for us to conduct research and support our students and faculty.”
He added that for the past several months, faculty have been preparing and presenting their research for grant money.
According to UW spokesperson David Giroux, every campus throughout the System has participated in these grant applications. The breakdown of which campuses had the most awards showed UW to have 236 and UW-Milwaukee garnering the second most, with 14 awards.
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