Funding Organizations & Partners

The project is funded by the following organizations. We greatly appreciate your support and hope to have your continuing support!

  • Funding Organizations
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The Knight FoundationThis project is a winner of the 2015 Knight News Challenge on Elections, and awarded a Protoype grant. The Knight Foundation supports transformational ideas that promote quality journalism, advance media innovation, engage communities and foster the arts. Knight Foundation believes that democracy thrives when people and communities are informed and engaged.

Generous funding also came from the CITP Interdisciplinary Seed Grant awarded by the Center for Information Technology Policy at Princeton University. The CITP is an interdisciplinary center at Princeton University. CITP is a nexus of expertise in technology, engineering, public policy, and the social sciences. In keeping with the strong University tradition of service, the Center’s research, teaching, and events address digital technologies as they interact with society.

uwlogo_web_sm_flContinued funding to support the study through the General Election comes from a UW2020 grant from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The grant is underwritten by the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF). The project is one of only ten research projects campus-wide to be supported by WARF.

The project is also funded by research awards provided by:


Women in Science and Engineering Leadership Institute (WISELI)


Vilas Associates Professorship at the University of Wisconsin-Madison

We are also delighted to partner with the following organizations:

open secretsOpenSecrets is the site for the Center for Responsive Politics. The Center is the nation’s premier research group tracking money in U.S. politics and its effect on elections and public policy. Nonpartisan, independent and nonprofit, the organization aims to create a more educated voter, an involved citizenry and a more transparent and responsive government.

politifact-logo-bigPolitifact is a fact-checking website that rates the accuracy of claims by elected officials and others who speak up in American politics. PolitiFact is run by editors and reporters from the Tampa Bay Times, an independent newspaper in Florida, as is PunditFact, a site devoted to fact-checking pundits. The PolitiFact state sites are run by news organizations that have partnered with the Times. The state sites and PunditFact follow the same principles as the national site.

PolitiFact checks claims by elected officials, candidates, leaders of political parties and political activists. They examine officials at all levels of government, from county commissioners to U.S. senators, from city council members to the president.

ERC_web_LThe Election Research Center at the University of Wisconsin-Madison fosters cutting edge academic analysis of national and state elections to further the scholarly understanding of factors that influence voter decision-making and election outcomes. It continues a long tradition of excellence in elections-related study at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The Center supports a variety of activities including graduate student summer research, faculty travel, media analysis, teaching materials, and a biennial symposium to showcase new research following each federal election.