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Research-Current Funding Opportunities

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

Only active funding opportunities are listed.

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

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DescriptionLinkDue Date
Community Care CorpsCommunity Care Corps invites proposals for Innovative models using volunteers to assist family caregivers, older adults, or adults with disabilities. Award levels are $30,000 to $150,000 for new applicants. The purpose of the project is to establish, enhance, or grow volunteer programs for over-burdened family caregivers, older adults, and persons with disabilities.
Community Care Corps Grants
Russell Sage Foundation (RSF)RSF will accept letters of inquiry (LOIs) under these core programs and special initiatives: Behavioral Economics; Decision Making and Human Behavior in Context; Future of WorkSocial, Political and Economic Inequality. RSF will also accept LOIs relevant to any of its core programs that address at least one of the following issues: i) covid-19 pandemic and resulting recession; ii) systemic racial inequality and mass protests in the U.S.
Due date listed is for LOI.
Russell Sage Foundation7/28/21
Retirement Research Foundation (RRF)RRF funds research that seeks to identify interventions, policies, and practices to improve the well-being of older adults and/or their caregivers. Preference is given to projects aimed at generating practical knowledge and guidance that can be used by advocates, policy-makers, providers, and the aging network.
Due date listed is for LOI.
RRF Research Grants6/15/21
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF)Research in Transforming Health and Health Care Systems will fund research studies that evaluate or predict how enrollees are affected by Medicaid policy changes enacted in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. RWFJ requests studies that examine the impact of Medicaid policies on communities of color and/or explore how current or proposed policies may alleviate or exacerbate racial inequity and structural racism in the context of Medicaid. Due date listed is for brief proposal.

Research in Transforming Health6/28/21
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF)Pioneering Ideas: Exploring the Future to Build a Culture of Health seeks proposals that are primed to influence health equity in the future. RWJF is 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. Proposals are accepted on an ongoing basis.Pioneering Ideas: Culture of HealthOngoing
National Institutes of Health (NIH)The National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD), with other NIH Institutes, Centers and Offices, solicits applications on (1) observational research to understand the role of structural racism and discrimination (SRD) in causing and sustaining health disparities, and (2) intervention research that addresses SRD in order to improve minority health or reduce health disparities. Refer to the RFA for priorities of the different Institutes/Centers. The maximum award is $500,000 direct costs annually, for projects up to 5 years in duration.RFA-MD-21-048/24/21
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.98-13327/15/21
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 08-16987/15/21
National Science Foundation (NSF)Faculty Early Career Development Program offers the NSF's most prestigious awards in support of early-career faculty who have the potential to serve as academic role models in research and education and to lead advances in the mission of their department or organization. Activities pursued by early-career faculty should build a firm foundation for a lifetime of leadership in integrating education and research. NSF encourages submission of CAREER proposals from early-career faculty at all CAREER-eligible organizations and especially encourages women, members of underrepresented minority groups, and persons with disabilities to apply.  NSF 20-5257/26/21
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.
A future deadline will be October 1, 2021.
Indigenous Ecowell Initiative

Application Form
DS/CDMC Research Incentive FundingProposals and Notes of Intent (NOI) will be accepted from DS/CDMC faculty on a rolling basis for December 2020 and throughout the calendar year 2021. Deadline is rolling for 2021. Refer to RFP for review timeline.DS/CDMC Research Incentive FundingOngoing
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
Compeer Financial Rural Feasibility Study Grant Program is to promote economic development and improved community assets for rural areas in Compeer’s 144-county territory in Illinois, Minnesota, and Wisconsin. Rolling deadline.Compeer grants
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)
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF)Health Equity Scholars for Action (HES4A) supports career development and academic advancement of historically underrepresented researchers conducting health equity research. Grants will support three aspects of career development: i) Research, ii) Mentorship, and iii) Connection with a community of support. Awards will be up to $250K for 1-2 year projects. Due date listed is for LOI submission.HES4A Grant Program6/16/21
UW Prevention Research Center
The PRC Small Grant Program supports research promoting maternal and child health and health equity. Grants are intended to support small-scale and innovative research projects, especially those that will provide preliminary data leading to larger research efforts in population health and wellbeing, health equity, or disease prevention for women, children, and families. Grant awards range from $5,000 to $30,000 for projects up to 12 months in duration.
UW PRC Small Grant
UW SMPH WI Partnership Program
WPP's new Maternal and Child Health Grant Program will provide funding to strengthen and expand the capacity of community-based organizations and community models of care to serve women and families more effectively, thereby improving health outcomes. Awards are up to $150,000 for two-year projects. Eligible applicant organizations are 501(c)3 nonprofits or government entities. Due date listed is for LOI submission.
WPP Maternal and Child Health Grant Program
UW College of Ag & Life Sciences (CALS)
USDA Hatch and McIntire Stennis funding is available to faculty members with tenure homes in CALS or SOHE. Research must align with USDA program priorities, including home economics and family life; human nutrition; rural and community development. Funding typically supports 1-2 graduate RAs and a small Supplies and/or Field Travel budget.

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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)

  • PIVOT - PIVOT provides global and local connections that strengthen research by exploring new avenues for funding and collaboration.
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  • InfoEd/SPIN - InfoEd/SPIN is a database of over 40,000 funding opportunities from more than 10,000 global sponsors.

Private Organizations that Fund Academic Research

UW Libraries Grant Information Collection (GIC)

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Keywords:funding opportunity opportunities grant search find seek proposal   Doc ID:107029
Owner:Sarah M.Group:School of Human Ecology
Created:2020-11-06 15:52 CDTUpdated:2021-06-11 10:53 CDT
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