Partnerships are instrumental to the iSchool’s tremendous success, both locally and internationally. They are built around common areas of interest – research funding, project based collaborations, student recruitment and engagement, and continuing education.


The UW receives more federal research funding than any other American public university, a ranking held since 1974. The iSchool has received more than $10 million in grants since 2010. Grants from foundations and private industry fund critical information research.

The top iSchool research partnerships include:

  • Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
  • Department of Defense
  • Institute of Museum and Library Sciences (IMLS)
  • International Development Research Centre
  • John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
  • Microsoft Research
  • National Science Foundation (NSF)
  • U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs


The iSchool partners with companies, non-profits and government organizations to fund mutually beneficial research, provide learning and career opportunities for students through our job board, and advise on curriculum matters. Many partners become members of the iAffiliates Program to customize their involvement.

Learn more about opportunities for industry partners and employers.


The iSchool is one of 16 schools at UW where cross-department and cross-campus collaborations are encouraged. In addition, iSchool faculty collaborate with colleagues at other universities across the country, making their scholarship stronger.

Contact Us

If you are interested in exploring partnership opportunities and our iAffiliates Program, please contact John Naumann, assistant director of corporate and foundation relations, at johnn4@uw.edu.