Ignite Grant Program for 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

UW System 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 UW System 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 2020-2021 intent to submit  - December 2, 2019.
Due date for full proposals* for 2020-2021 - January 27, 2020.

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


Upcoming Informational Meetings


Please join your WiSys Regional Associate and local campus grants office to learn about the UW System Ignite Grant Program. Find out what's new for this year, guidelines to apply, and how to write a successful proposal.

This year, WiSys' Ignite information sessions will take place on every UW System comprehensive campus, as well as virtually in the form of a webinar. We encourage you to attend the in-person session for the opportunity to talk one-on-one with your Regional Associate. Webinar spaces are limited and first-come, first-served.

REGISTER HERE


UW Oshkosh
Wednesday, Oct. 16
2-3 p.m.
Sage 2239

UW-River Falls
Wednesday, Oct. 16
2-3 p.m.
University Center, Wind River Room 232

UW-Whitewater
Wednesday, Oct. 16
2-3 p.m.
University Center, Room 266

UW-Platteville
Thursday, Oct. 17
10-11 a.m.
Markee Pioneer Student Center, Mississippi Room

UW-Stout
Thursday, Oct. 17
10-11 a.m.
Memorial Student Center, Birch Room

UW-Eau Claire
Wednesday, Nov. 6
2-3 p.m.
Vicki Lord Larson Hall, Room 1128

UW-Green Bay
Wednesday, Nov. 6
2-3 p.m.
University Union, Room 125

UW-Parkside
Wednesday, Nov. 6
2-3 p.m.
Wyllie Hall, Galbraith Room

UW-La Crosse
Thursday, Nov. 7
10-11 a.m.
Murphy 150

UW-Stevens Point
Thursday, Nov. 7
10-11 a.m.
Dreyfus University Center 223

UW-Superior
Thursday, Nov. 7
10-11 a.m.
Swenson Hall, Room 3004


Intent to Submit Due:
12/2/19
Full Proposal Due:
1/27/20
Award Announcements:
5/1/20
State Release of Funds:
7/1/20
Funding Must be Used by:
8/31/21
Final Report Due by:
9/30/21