Grainger Foundation Awards $25 Million for Engineering Institute

The University of Wisconsin-Madison has announced a $25 million grant from the Grainger Foundation for a new multidisciplinary research institute in its College of Engineering.

With additional support from the university, the college, and the UW-Madison Vilas Trust, the grant will be used to establish an endowment for professorships, faculty scholar awards, and postdoctoral fellowships, enabling the college to attract top engineering faculty and define new research directions through the Grainger Institute for Engineering.

"The positive and transformative effects of this investment within the College of Engineering will resonate throughout the state and our nation far into the future," said UW-Madison chancellor Rebecca Blank. "Through innovation in advanced manufacturing technologies and education of the workforce, the institute will accelerate the renaissance of the U.S. manufacturing industry and enhance the nation's economy."