Industrial Affiliates Program: Membership costs

Membership in the Computer Sciences Industrial Affiliates Program costs $10,000 per year for general membership. This membership fee may be paid as cash or targeted equipment. Unrestricted cash provides the greatest flexibility to achieve our goals, but we welcome funds to support our Distinguished Lecturer Series, scholarship and fellowship programs, summer research programs and individual research projects. Targeted equipment typically satisfies particular needs in our instructional or research areas.

For companies with less than $1 million of gross receipts, the membership fee is reduced to $5,000 per year.

Membership in the computer architecture area group, database area group, or optimization area group is $25,000 per year.

To join the Affiliates Program through an unrestricted donation, a check should be made out to The University of Wisconsin Foundation (with a notation or letter that it is for the Computer Sciences Annual Fund) and sent to:

UW Foundation
U.S. Bank Lockbox
Box 78807
Milwaukee, WI 53278-0807

Donations may also be made online through the UW Foundation via this link. (Please write in the "Gift Note" field of the online form that your gift is in support of the Computer Sciences Industrial Affiliates Program.)

If sending a check by mail, please be sure to include the name, phone number and email address of the contact person at your company. The cost for a long-term visitor (up to one year) is $40,000 above the standard membership fee.

For questions about restricted memberships donations, or equipment donations, please contact Professor Barton Miller (by phone at 608-263-3378 or via email at