Ten projects, ranging from expanding higher-learning opportunities for low-income residents of Madison to designing and constructing a biogas system in Uganda, have been chosen as spring 2013 recipients of Ira and Ineva Reilly Baldwin Wisconsin Idea Endowment grants.
The competitive grant program, open to UW–Madison faculty, staff and students, is designed to foster public engagement and advance the Wisconsin Idea.
The projects funded in the 2013 cycle include:
Acceptance Journeys: A social marketing campaign created through the collaborative efforts of community-based organization Diverse & Resilient, researchers at the School of Journalism and Mass Communication, The City of Milwaukee Health Department, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Graduate School of Public Health at the University of Pittsburgh, and the UW-Madison Population Health Service Fellowship. The campaign, launched in Milwaukee in 2011, focuses on the African-American community with the goal of decreasing HIV risk for gay men of color by addressing homophobia, a factor leading to increased HIV risk.