Wisconsin Evolution is a cross-college institute at the University of Wisconsin-Madison whose mission is to foster multidisciplinary research to address complex biological problems facing society, and to improve public understanding of evolution through education and outreach.

Consider making a donation to support Wisconsin Evolution today.

We are grateful for core financial support from:

  • The College of Agricultural and Life Sciences
  • The College of Letters and Sciences
  • The Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies
  • The Graduate School
  • and other past supporters


  • Applications for the 2024 UW-Madison Evolution Seminar Series Early Career Award are now OPEN. Apply by Nov. 30, 2023.
  • Join us for our Evolution Seminar Series – See the Fall 2023 schedule below. Attend in person (Genetics/Biotech 1360) or on Zoom.
  • We’re getting excited for Darwin Day 2024. More details to come!
  • Thanks to everyone who attended our first day-long DEI Symposium.
  • Please see the recent Wisconsin Evolution community dialogue on J. F. Crow’s writings on race.