UWM Discovery and Innovation Grant (DIG) Program
A detailed description of the program and the application is published in the Request for Proposals.
Step-by-step instructions , with screen-shots, on how to use the online application are also available. Here is the critical information:
You may work on the application incrementally, but you must mark each task Complete before you will be able to Review and Submit the Application.
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For administrative inquiries regarding the DIG program, questions about requirements or deadlines contact Kathleen Koch, firstname.lastname@example.org .
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For other technical questions about the SM-Apply application system or issues with the budget spreadsheet, contact Shane Dunlap, email@example.com
The Discovery and Innovation Grant (DIG) program is internal seed funding that prioritizes new lines of research that have high external funding potential. Projects are expected to result in competitive proposals for subsequent external funding or commercialization opportunities at three times the DIG award amount.
Applicants must have UWM faculty or academic staff appointments, Principal Investigator status, and the expectation of a continuing appointment. Lead PIs may submit only one proposal per application cycle, although they can be co-PIs on other proposals. As a lead PI you may apply for the DIG or the ARC program this year, not both. Those who received a DIG award as a PI or co-PI with a start date of July 2021, 2022, or 2023, those who are a PI on a current RACAS or ARC award, and those who have not submitted a final report for a past internal award are ineligible to apply for the current DIG funding cycle.
Budget limit: Direct costs up to $80,000 for a single investigator project, with an additional $8,000 for each Co-PI and a limit of two Co-PIs.
Proposals are reviewed externally.