UNDATED, WI (WTAQ) - Almost four of every five federal research dollars in Wisconsin are given to academic institutions. That’s according to a new report from the National Science Foundation. It said the Badger State received almost $883-million in various research grants from the federal government in the 2009 fiscal year. And of that, only 8% was awarded to private industries. Around $700-million – or 79% of what the state received – went to research universities like UW Madison. Nationally, the situation is much different. A much higher percentage – around 45% – is given to private institutions for various research studies. Nationally, only about a quarter of all funding goes to universities.
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