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Research-Current Funding Opportunities

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

Only active funding opportunities are listed.

Click this link for all funding opportunities posted within the past 12 months, both active and inactive.

Sponsor /
Description Link Due Date
National Institutes of Health (NIH)

NIH is issuing this Notice of Special Interest (NOSI) for research that will provide an evidence base to understand how mental illness contributes to COVID-19 risk and mortality, how incident mental illness develops with COVID-19, and the development of scalable interventions to meet the public mental health needs during and resulting from the pandemic both specifically related to the virus but also at a broader population level that is impacted by stress, disruptions, and loss of lives in the pandemic

Refer to the NOSI link for specific funding opportunity announcements and priorities.

NOT-MH-22-100 Various
UW SMPH, WI Partnership Program (WPP) The WPP's Community Impact Grant Program supports community-academic partnership initiatives that seek to improve health and advance health equity by addressing the social determinants of health. Awards are $500K for up to three years. The applying Community Lead Organization must be a Wisconsin-based, nonprofit, IRS tax-exempt, 501(c)(3) organization, or a tribal or local government entity and must include an academic partner. WPP Community Impact Grant



Caplan Foundation for Early Childhood Development The Caplan Foundation for Early Childhood supports development projects and promising research 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. Awards range from ~$25K-$75K for one year projects. Caplan Early Childhood Foundation



Luce Indigenous Knowledge Fellowship Under a grant from the Henry Luce Foundation, the Luce Indigenous Knowledge Fellowship promotes intellectual leadership in Native American communities by supporting outstanding Native Americans who hail from a wide variety of fields and who utilize different modes of expression in communicating their knowledge and work. Awards are $75K for two-year projects/activities. Luce Indigenous Knowledge Fellowship 5/26/22
National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Understanding and Addressing Misinformation among Populations that Experience Health Disparities (R01-Clinical Trial Optional) will support research that seeks to (1) understand the underlying mechanisms and (2) test interventions to address and mitigate the impact of health-related misinformation and disinformation on health disparities and the populations that experience health disparities. Award maximum is $500K Direct Costs for projects up to 5 years.

RFA-MD-22-008 11/13/22
Annie E. Casey Foundation The Casey Foundation invites proposals for youth justice reform projects led by youth and/or young adults. Projects should be guided by two or more young people between the ages of 15 and 26 who have been involved in the juvenile justice system. Awards are $25K-$50K for one year projects. Casey Foundation Grant



Retirement Research Foundation (RRF) RRF is accepting applications for its grantmaking program in support of projects that directly impact the adult population aged 65 and older. Priority areas include caregiving, housing, economic security in later life, and social and intergenerational connectedness. Typical awards range from $50K-$200K. RRF Grants



US Department of Agriculture (USDA)

NIFA's Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI) - Education and Workforce Development (EWD) focuses on developing the next generation of research, education, and Extension professionals in the food and agricultural sciences. In 2022, the program includes support for: non-formal education that cultivates food and agricultural interest in youth; workforce training at community, junior, and technical colleges; training of undergraduate students in research and extension; fellowships for predoctoral candidates and postdoctoral scholars; and special workforce development topics. Application deadlines vary by program area.

USDA-NIFA AFRI Education & Workforce Development varies
UW-Madison Tommy G. Thompson Center on Public Leadership

TGT Center will provide research grants and fund speakers across the UW System in the 2022-2023 academic year to address four topics related to public leadership, not exclusively: i) State and Local Government Interaction, ii) Overcoming Learning Loss and Current Challenges in Education, iii) Challenges Facing Rural Communities in Wisconsin, iv) and Health Systems in Public Emergencies. Awards range from $5K to $500K.

Tommy G. Thompson Center-Research Grants 5/20/22
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Systems for Action: Systems and Services Research to Build a Culture of Health will provide funding for new research to rigorously test and evaluate innovative solutions to the wrong-pocket problem that persists across health and social service systems. Awards are up to $500K for projects up to 3 years in duration. RWJF: Systems for Action 6/9/22
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Pioneering Ideas: Exploring the Future to Build a Culture of Health seeks proposals that are primed to influence health equity in the future. We are interested in ideas that address any of these four areas of focus: Future of Evidence; Future of Social Interaction; Future of Food; Future of Work. Additionally, we welcome ideas that might fall outside of these four focus areas, but which offer unique approaches to advancing health equity and our progress toward a Culture of Health. Awards levels vary but are typically ~$350K. RWJF: Building a Culture of Health Rolling
Herb Block Foundation The Foundation is inviting applications for its Encouraging Citizen Involvement program. This program seeks to help ensure a responsible, responsive democratic government through citizen involvement. Proposals may focus on citizen education and greater voter participation in the electoral process. Awards range from $5K to $25K for one-year projects. Herb Block Grants



National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): Dissemination and Implementation Research to Advance Mental, Emotional, and Behavioral Health Preventive Interventions in School Settings. The purpose of this NOSI is to stimulate dissemination and implementation research to support innovative approaches to identifying, understanding, and developing strategies for overcoming barriers to the adoption, adaptation, integration, scale-up and sustainability of evidence-based preventive interventions to support children’s mental, emotional, and behavioral (MEB) health in school settings.

Refer to the NOSI link for specific funding opportunity announcements and priorities.

NOT-AT-22-004 Various-See FOA
National Institutes of Health (NIH) The NIH R01 opportunity Risk and Protective Factors of Family Health and Family Level Interventions seeks to advance the science of minority health and health disparities by supporting research on family health and well-being and resilience. NIH standard due dates apply.
PAR-21-358 6/5/22
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
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 6/16/22
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.

Refer to the NOSI link for specific funding opportunity announcements and priorities.

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 7/15/22
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 7/15/22
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)

Additional Resources

SoHE Internal Funding Opportunities, including

Arts Research Funding Opportunities - A database of research funding opportunities maintained by UW Division of the Arts

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

UW Libraries Grant Information Collection (GIC)

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