Ignite Grant Program - Applied Research

Ignite Grant funding for applied research aims to encourage faculty & staff to utilize their expertise and apply their scholarship to support economic development in Wisconsin

Universities of Wisconsin Administration, in collaboration with WiSys, is pleased to offer the Ignite Grant Program (formerly known as the Applied Research Grant Programs - ARG, AR-WiTAG and PDF) to Universities of Wisconsin faculty and academic staff for applied research and prototype development.

Ignite funding for applied research is offered as a fourteen (14) month program for all disciplines at all institutions.

Due date for full proposals* for 2024-2025 - January 22, 2024 at 5 p.m.

*Applicants must submit an intent to submit in order to be eligible to submit a full proposal.

Intent to Submit Due:
Full Proposal Due:
Award Announcements:
State Release of Funds:
Extension Request (If Needed):
Funding Must be Used by:
Final Report Due by:

Documentation for Submission

Request for Proposals

The request for proposals contains all the information you will need to apply for Ignite - applied research funding.

Cover Page

You will need to fill out the Cover Page, have it signed by your University's Provost, and submit it with the rest of your application.

Budget Form

Please click here for a copy of the Budget Form.

Attachment A - Structured Template

Applicants are required to use the above Structured Template for their proposal submission. Please see RFP for further guidance notes.

Attachment B - Final Report Template

A final report is required for each grant program. Applicants are required to use the above Final Report Template for submission of Ignite - Applied Research final reports. Please see RFP for further guidance notes.