University of Wisconsin–Madison

Forging new intellectual directions & thematic research clusters within STS; enhancing & expanding participation in STS at UW-Madison; building connections

Research Clusters

In the spring of 2014, the Holtz Center initiated a new program to fund thematic clusters to advance research, teaching, and outreach on interdisciplinary topics within science and technology studies, and invited proposals from faculty and staff on the UW-Madison campus.  The goal of these grants is to forge new intellectual directions and thematic research clusters within STS, enhance and expand participation in the STS community at UW-Madison, and to build connections across disciplines.

Calls for thematic cluster proposals will be issued each spring, and selected groups will receive two years of funding at up to $15,000/year, which can be used to fund any activities that fall under the purview of the Holtz Center, such as faculty workshops or conferences, programs for graduate students, support for creating new or revised courses,  outreach activities, or lecture series. The goal is to fund proposals that build community and strengthen intellectual connections across campus in a sustainable way. Proposals are welcome from any faculty and staff doing STS-related work on campus.

The Center will select one group this spring to be funded in academic years 2018-2019 and 2019-2020.

Proposals due: Friday, March 30, 2018

2018 Cluster Call for Applications

2018 Cluster Poster

2017-19

Living With Waste: Visualizing New Economies and Slow Violence
Sarah A. Moore, Robert E. Roth, Morgan Robertson, Stephanie Tai

2016-18

Mapping Hot Spots: ‘One Health’ and the History of Infectious Disease Research
Tony Goldberg, Neil Kodesh, Josh Garoon

2016-17

Microbiomes in Human Health, Agriculture and the Environment: Integrating Biological Sciences and Social Sciences in Research and Education
William Hickey, Jean-Michel Ané, Dominique Brossard, Pamela Herd

2014-15

Disclosing and Enclosing Knowledge: the Paradoxes of Information Flow in Knowledge Communities
Linda Hogle, Pilar Ossario, Nicole Nelson, Kris Saha