ON-Lion Letter
The University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee Research Foundation announced $475,000 in Catalyst Grants to fund research on a range of topics, from testing new drug therapies for cancer to developing innovative materials for energy, in August.  The grants are made possible by support from Milwaukee's Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation and Richard and Ethel Herzfeld Foundation.

The Catalyst Grant Program is designed to provide seed funding for promising research projects at the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee (UWM) that have strong potential for commercialization and impact on the local economy.  Projects are selected based on their scientific excellence as judged by outside experts, as well as their commercial potential -- including potential for partnerships, intellectual property agreements, and start-up companies.

"The Bradley Foundation has been supporting the Catalyst Grants since 2007, and we continue to be impressed by the creativity, depth, and scope of the research being done," said Bradley's president and chief executive officer Michael W. Grebe.

Eight project topics were selected to receive funding, including software tools to automate liver-biopsy analysis, new compounds to fight cancer, a next-generation memory-storage device based on graphene, and photocatalysts to capture CO2 and create fuels from sunlight.  A list of all announced grantees is available online.
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