WARF Discovery Challenge
Promoting cross-disciplinary collaboration among
The WARF Discovery Challenge is a two-part research competition open to graduate students and postdoctoral researchers from all departments.
Present existing work & look for collaborators
The poster symposium brings researchers together to exchange ideas and identify potential cross-disciplinary collaborators. Apply now.
Compete for $2,000 in prizes
Several cash prizes will be awarded. Posters* will be judged by an interdisciplinary panel of faculty, students and UW–Madison and WARF staff according to the following criteria:
- How well the presentation describes the project and the need for collaboration to advance its goals
- The potential of the project to lead to significant advances in the field and/or significant impact on society
- Innovation and creativity
|11 a.m.||Participants start putting up posters|
|Noon||Lunch; keynote talk by Paul H. Williams, director of the Wisconsin Fast Plants Program|
|1 p.m.||Judging overview|
|1:15 p.m.||Judging begins for group A|
|2:30 p.m.||Coffee break|
|2:45 p.m.||Judging begins for group B|
|4 p.m.||Cocktail reception|
|4:30 p.m.||Award presentations; wrapup|
Compete for research awards of up to $7,500
Teams of scientists submit original, collaborative research ideas, and the winning proposals receive a research award to fund work on the project. Winners also have the opportunity to present their work at the 2017 Discovery Challenge Research Symposium.
- At least one team member must have participated in the April research symposium.
- Teams must include collaborators from different disciplines.
- Applications must be submitted in fall 2016.