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Get your research off the ground with 2023 WiSys Spark Grants

MADISON—WiSys is seeking grant applications for small-scale, proof-of-concept research projects. 

The WiSys Spark Grant program, with awards of $500 to $10,000 per project, supports faculty, academic staff and student research projects at regional UW System campuses that may:

  • Have existing preliminary findings.
  • Demonstrate the commercial potential of a new concept, technology or invention.
  • Highlight the need for additional support to advance a technology to the marketplace.

Deadlines vary by campus: 

  • Feb. 16: UW-Platteville, UW-Stout and UW-Whitewater.
  • March 16: UW-Eau Claire, UW-La Crosse, UW Oshkosh and UW-Stevens Point.
  • April 6: UW-Green Bay, UW-Parkside, UW-River Falls and UW-Superior.

For more information, individual campus contacts and application details, visit

WiSys is a nonprofit organization that works with faculty, staff, students and alumni of the UW System to facilitate cutting-edge research programs, develop and commercialize discoveries and foster a spirit of innovative and entrepreneurial thinking across the state.