University of Wisconsin–Madison

Community-Academic Partnerships (CAP)

The Community-Academic Partnerships (CAP) Program is organized as a federation; 31 UW and Marshfield programs and centers currently participate. CAP mobilizes resources across UW and Marshfield by:

  • Centralizing and organizing access for investigators and communities to diverse community- and practice-based research networks and an array of research and training resources.
  • Creating new community- and practice-based research networks where there is a strong interest from community partners, a critical mass of investigators, and opportunities for grant funding.
  • Creating or adapting research and training resources targeting gaps in methodological and content expertise identified by communities and investigators.
  • Implementing incentives (primarily via pilot funding) for community-partnered research, for investigator/community use of research resources, for senior investigators to mentor new investigators, and for collaborative and interdisciplinary research.

Find more on all things CAP, here.