Entomology professor Dr. Claudio Gratton was recently awarded the Vilas Distinguished Achievement Professorship from the UW-Madison Office of the Provost. The Vilas Distinguished Achievement Professorship (VDAP) recognizes UW–Madison faculty members whose distinguished scholarship has advanced the confines of knowledge, and whose excellence also includes teaching or service. Faculty members receiving this award keep the Vilas Distinguished Achievement Professorship title for the duration of their careers.
The VDAP provides $75,000 in flexible funding as a one-time award. Of this amount, $50,000 is provided by the Vilas Trust, and should be expended in the first three years of the award (the year in which the professorship is awarded, and the two years immediately after), with remaining funds reverting to the Trust. The other $25,000 is provided by the school, college, or division, and can be paid out at the rate of $5,000 each year for five years.
These professorships for outstanding achievement are funded through the generosity of the Trustees of the William F. Vilas Estate. Funding to support the appointments comes through Research and Sponsored Programs. These professorships are managed by the Office of the Provost.Awards and tagged Claudio Gratton.