The Foundation Relations team works with deans, faculty and academic staff to write, review and submit proposals for private support to fund University priorities. The Foundation Relations team supports efforts to find and secure funding for general and specific purposes, including faculty research, graduate fellowships, undergraduate scholarships and building projects.
These contributions are considered donor-driven gifts. They are not funding for sponsored research or contract projects, and do not generally require a deliverable beyond post gift statement and financial report, which UWF will provide as part of its stewardship activities.
Research and Sponsored Programs
The University of Wisconsin-Madison Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (RSP) handles federal government funding for research and other programs. It also handles funding for research with specific deliverables, such as patent rights or a claim to research results or other proprietary information with potential commercial benefits. For information on federal research grants please contact RSP directly.
Office of Corporate Relations
Established in 2003, the University’s Office of Business Engagement (OBE) serves as the front door to university resources for business and industry and focuses on providing service to companies in the areas of recruitment, executive education, accessing faculty and staff, enhancing global competency and fostering entrepreneurship. Corporations looking to advance their business through partnership with UW, or faculty and staff seeking outside support from the corporate sector, should contact OBE directly.