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Research-Current Funding Opportunities

Each week SoHE research administrators post funding opportunities relevant to the SoHE community.

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DescriptionLinkDue Date
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)
Russell Sage Foundation
The Pipeline Grants competition is only available to faculty who have not previously received a research grant or a visiting fellowship from RSF. The program seeks to promote racial, ethnic, gender, disciplinary, institutional, and geographic diversity and will prioritize applications from scholars who are underrepresented in the social sciences.
Pipeline Grants
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 (can cover tuition, living expenses, travel, supplies, etc.) plus $1,000 travel funds to attend AERA annual meeting.
AERA Minority Dissertation Fellowship Grants
UW-Madison, Institute for Research in the Humanities (IRH)
Applications are invited for IRH Fellowships for faculty working on projects that focus directly on race, ethnicity, and/or indigeneity in any part of the world and historical period and that foster comparative study of these issues with a clear significance for the humanities.
Faculty outside of the College of Letters and Science may receive these awards with their Department Chair/Dean's approval.
IRH Fellowships
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF)
The People Parks and Power (P3) initiative will support community-based organizations and base-building groups working in urban, low-income communities of color across the United States to increase park equity through local policy and systems change. The geographic focus of the P3 initiative is urban areas—with a particular interest in small and midsized cities (under 500,000 population). Awards of up to $500K will be made for projects up to 2 years in duration.
Listed deadline is for Letter of Intent (LOI).
People, Parks and Power (P3)
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.
American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS)
Luce/ACLS Dissertation Fellowships in American Art are designated for graduate students who are pursuing research on the history of art and visual culture of the United States, including all aspects of Native American art, and who are at any stage of PhD dissertation research or writing.
Stipend: $38,000 plus up to $4,000 as a travel research allowance for one year.
Luce/ACLS Dissertation Grant
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
UW Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education
Research activities delayed or negatively affected by the COVID-19 pandemic are eligible for funding support through a second round of the Pandemic-Affected Research Continuation Initiative, or PARCI. PARCI awards are available up to $40,000.
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.98-13321/17/22
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 08-16981/17/22
SoHE Indigenous Ecowell Initiative The Indigenous EcoWell Initiative is compromised of Native/Indigenous faculty whose work focuses on the intersections of Indigenous cultures, health, language and community. Up to $1000 is available to support students, faculty, staff, schools/divisions, organizations at UW-Madison in their work to build and engage a community of scholars, practitioners, undergraduate, and graduate students who work with, learn from, and honor Indigenous communities in Wisconsin.Indigenous Ecowell Initiative

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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-20-31011/27/21
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-21-14111/18/21
SoHE Indigenous EcoWell Initiative
SoHE EcoWell Indigenous Initiative Research Collaborative awards support collaborative research efforts that focus on current partnerships with Indigenous communities. You must be a SoHE faculty member to apply. Up to three grants will be awarded: Two at $15,000 and one at $10,000. Preference will be given to those working with Indigenous communities in Wisconsin. More information can be found at
Applications must directly align to at least one of the focus areas of the Indigenous Ecowell Initiative.
Indigenous Ecowell Application11/1/21
Caplan Early Childhood FoundationThe Caplan Foundation for Early Childhood supports development projects and promising research with the potential to significantly enhance the physical and mental health, safety, nutrition, play, social integration, and/or quality of life of children, from birth through seven years of age. Letters of Intent are invited in three areas of study: i) Early Childhood Welfare; ii) Early Childhood Education and Play, and iii) Parenting Education.Caplan Early Childhood Foundation RFP9/30/21
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
UW Office of the Provost
Baldwin WI Idea Endowment invites SEED Grant proposals for projects that explore or expand new dimensions of existing translational outreach, community-based, and research and public engagement activities. Seed Projects are animated by innovative ideas and are shaped by the priorities, needs, and interests of the communities they serve.
Awards are up to $4,000, typically for one year.
Baldwin SEED Grants
UW Office of the Provost
Baldwin WI Idea Endowment invites Project Grant proposals for projects that are substantial, mutually beneficial endeavors that foster extended relationships between the University of Wisconsin-Madison and collaborators across Wisconsin and beyond. Baldwin Wisconsin Idea Projects are animated by innovative ideas and are shaped by the priorities, needs, and interests of the communities they serve.
Awards are up to $120,000, for 1-3 year projects.
Deadline listed is for submission of the pre-proposal.
Baldwin Project Grants
SOHE Incentive Funding: HDFS, CDL, P25
This opportunity supports SoHE faculty research and scholarship aligned with the Department of Human Development and Family Studies (HDFS), the Child Development Lab (CDL), and/or the Prenatal to Five (P25) Initiative. Awards are up to $25,000 with additional funds available for projects that include certain Equity & Justice Network priorities.
HDFS/P25/CDL Incentive Funds

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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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