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Research-Current Funding Opportunities

This list is updated weekly with funding opportunities that are relevant to the Human Ecology community.

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Description Link Due Date
Wisconsin Idea Collaboration Grants The Division of Extension’s mission is to extend the knowledge and resources of the University of Wisconsin to people where they live and work. As part of that mission, Extension conducts applied research in support of educational programming and community engagement that addresses issues facing communities, individuals, families and organizations across the state. Awards will range from $10K to $60K for projects up to two years in duration. See the program website for detailed program requirements and eligible project topics. WI Idea Collaboration Grants 11/30/21
UW Institute of Clinical and Translational Research (ICTR) The ICTR Pilot Awards Program 2022 RFA the Novel Methods in Translational Science Pilot Award invites Letters of Intent (LOI). This program supports innovative processes and methods to advance translation across the research spectrum. The proposed method should NOT be solely project-specific; successful methods will be generalizable to other projects. Awards are $50,000 for up to 12 months. Novel Methods RFA

ICTR Funding Website

UW Institute of Clinical and Translational Research (ICTR) The ICTR Pilot Awards Program 2022 RFA Translational Basic & Clinical Research Pilot Awards invites Letters of Intent (LOI). These awards address translational basic discovery activities (biological, social, behavioral mechanisms that underlie disease); development of biomarkers, target and lead molecules, and devices (mechanical, computational); preclinical and animal models; and translation of discovery to patients. Applications must have two PIs from different scientific disciplines. Awards are $50,000 for up to 12 months. Translational Basic & Clinical Research RFA

ICTR Funding Website
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Evidence for Action (E4A) funds projects that develop and disseminate evidence about what works to advance racial equity and improve health and well-being in the U.S. This funding is geared toward studies of "upstream" causes of health inequities such as the systems, structures, laws, policies, norms, and practices that determine the distribution of
resources and opportunities, which in turn influence individuals’ options and behaviors.
Award levels vary for projects up to 3 years in duration.
Evidence for Action (E4A) Rolling
American Educational Research Association (AERA) The Minority Dissertation Fellowship in Education Research supports students at the writing stage of their dissertation. The focus should be on an education research topic such as high stakes testing; ethnic studies/curriculum; tracking; STEM development; measurement of achievement and opportunity gaps; English language learners; or bullying and restorative justice. Awards are up to $19,000 (tuition, living expenses, travel, supplies, etc.) plus $1,000 travel funds to attend AERA annual meeting. AERA Minority Dissertation Fellowship Grants 12/1/21
National Institutes of Health (NIH) Mental Health Research Dissertation Grants (R36) enhance the diversity of the mental health research workforce by providing dissertation awards in all research areas within the strategic priorities of the NIMH to individuals from groups underrepresented in biomedical, behavioral, clinical and social sciences research.
Awards are 12-24 months and cover NRSA predoctoral stipend plus $15,000 for additional expenses.
PAR-21-325 2/16/22
National Institutes of Health (NIH) NIH Institutes, Centers, and Offices participating in the Social, Behavioral, and Economic Impacts of COVID-19 in Vulnerable and Health Disparity Populations initiative are issuing this Notice of Special Interest (NOSI) to highlight interest in research to strengthen the understanding and response to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic and help us prepare more effectively for future public health emergencies. NOT-MH-21-330: NOSI Various
National Science Foundation (NSF) Division of Behavioral and Cognitive Sciences, Social Psychology funds projects in social cognition, attitudes, social and cultural influence, stereotypes, motivation, decision making, group dynamics, aggression, close relationships, social and affective neuroscience, social psychophysiology, emotions, prosocial behavior, health-related behavior, and personality and individual differences. 98-1332 1/17/22
National Science Foundation (NSF) Division of Behavioral and Cognitive Sciences, Developmental Science (DS) supports basic research that increases our understanding of cognitive, linguistic, social, cultural, and biological processes related to human development across the lifespan. PD 08-1698 1/17/22
National Institutes of Health (NIH) This R01 opportunity supports health services research that can directly contribute to the improvement of minority health and/or the reduction of health disparities. PAR-20-310 11/27/21
National Institutes of Health (NIH) Stephen L. Katz Early Stage Investigator (ESI) Research Grant Project for researchers changing research direction and for which no preliminary data exist. PAR-21-038 (clin trial not allowed)
PAR-21-039 (hum subjects research)
National Institutes of Health (NIH) The NIH Extramural Loan Repayment Program (LRP) invites applications from qualified health professionals who contractually agree to engage in NIH mission-relevant research for an average of at least 20 hours each week for at least two years, initially. The LRP Minority Health Disparities Research (HRD) Program repays up to $50,000 annually of a researcher's qualified educational debt in return for research that focuses on minority health disparities or other health disparities. NOT-OD-21-141 11/18/21
Wisconsin Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (MRSEC) The Wisconsin Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (MRSEC) seeks proposals for Interdisciplinary Research Groups (IRGs), the main research groups and themes that define the center. Successful IRGs from this UW internal competition will be included in the Center recompetition preproposal to be submitted to NSF in June 2022. An IRG involves ~8 faculty members collaborating over six years to address a grand challenge in materials research. Anticipated funding per IRG is ~$800,000 per year. **The MRSEC will host a team-building workshop on September 17, 2021 from 9AM to 1PM. MRSEC Call for IRGs 12/6/21
School of Human Ecology Incentive Funding: CFS Applications by invitation only. Human Ecology are eligible to apply only if they have have submitted a research proposal to the Retirement and Disability Research Consortium (RDRC) in FY2019, FY2020, FY2021, or FY2022 through the Center for Financial Security. HDFS/P25/CDL Incentive Funds 12/10/21
National Institutes of Health (NIH) Research on Biopsychosocial Factors of Social Connectedness and Isolation on Health, Wellbeing, Illness, and Recovery (R01) will support research projects that seek to model the underlying mechanisms, processes, and trajectories of social relationships and how these factors affect outcomes in health, illness, recovery, and overall wellbeing. PAR-21-350 (Clin Trial Not Allowed)
PAR-21-349 (Basic Experimental Studies in Humans)
PAR-21-352 (Clin Trial Required)
UW Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education The OVCRGE invites applications to the Research Forward initiative, which supports collaborative, multidisciplinary, multi-investigator research projects that are high-risk, high-impact, and transformative. Abstracts are due December 6, 2021. Research Forward-Round 2 12/6/21
Spencer Foundation The Spencer Foundation invites applications for its Small Research Grants Program, which will support education research projects with budgets of $50,000 or less that are not longer than five years in duration.   Small Research Grants 12/1/21
Boston College The Center for Retirement Research at Boston College invites applications to Dissertation Fellowship Program - $28K awards - and the Sandell Small Grant Program - $45K awards for junior/non-tenured scholars - for research related to retirement or disability.

Dissertation Fellowship

Sandell Small Grant

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) The Healthy Eating Research program aims to fund research on how COVID-19-related relief and recovery policies and programs impact child health and well-being. Awards are up to $250K for projects up to 18 months in duration. Due date listed is for concept paper.

Healthy Eating Research

UW Institute for Clinical and Translational Research (ICTR) ICTR seeks excellent community-engaged research proposals focused on improving health outcomes, health care, and/or health equity for Wisconsin residents. The four newly released community-based and health services research RFAs include Clinical & Community Outcomes Research (CCOR), Collaborative Health Equity Research (CHER), Dissemination & Implementation (D&I) ​Research, Stakeholder & Patient Engaged Research (SPER) pilot award programs. Due date listed is for Letter of Intent (LOI).

ICTR Funding Opportunities

Wisconsin Partnership Program (WPP) The Collaborative Health Sciences Program supports novel ideas and new approaches to interdisciplinary research or education advancing health, health care, and health equity in Wisconsin and beyond. Grant awards are $600K over three years. Due date listed is for preliminary application.

WPP Collaborative Health Sciences Program

UW School of Human Ecology The School of Human Ecology Equity and Justice Network initiative supports the continued evolution of our school into a community wherein people with diverse backgrounds find success, share knowledge, and advance justice. The E&J Net Dissertation Fellowship is available to SoHE students needing a final boost of dedicated time and/or financial support to complete their dissertation.

E&J Network Dissertation Fellowship


Additional Resources

SoHE Internal Funding Opportunities, including

UW-Madison Internal Funding Opportunities

UW Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education (VCRGE)

UW Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (RSP)

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Private Organizations that Fund Academic Research

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