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Research-Current Funding Opportunities

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

Only active funding opportunities are listed.

Click this link for all funding opportunities shared with the SOHE community, both active and inactive.

Graduate student resources are at the bottom of this page.

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

The NIH R01 opportunity will support research to develop and test community-level interventions to improve minority health and reduce health disparities. 

PAR-24-231 10/5/24
Mental Research Institute (MRI)

The Mental Research Institute provides grants to fund breakthrough research projects that use an interactional approach to facilitate healthy relationships. Pre-proposals are accepted on a rolling basis, and applicants will be invited to submit a full proposal for funding consideration. Awards are $25K (general grant) or $75K (healing family division grant).

MRI - Apply for a Grant rolling
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
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 2023, 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 Various
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
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 10/5/24
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-22-172 08/09/24
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, 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 07/30/24
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)


National Institutes of Health (NIH)

NIDA, NIMH, and NINDS Research Opportunities for New and "At-Risk" Investigators to Promote Workforce Diversity (R01 Clinical Trial Optional) is intended to support New Investigators and At-Risk Investigators from diverse backgrounds, including those from groups underrepresented in the health-related sciences. Investigators from diverse backgrounds, including those from underrepresented groups.

PAR-22-181 9/6/24
National Science Foundation

Human Environment and Geographical Sciences (HEGS) program supports research on the nature, causes, and consequences of the spatial dimensions of human activities and/or environmental processes across a range of scales. 

HEGS NOFO 8/20/24
Burroughs Wellcome Fund

The Burroughs Wellcome Fund aims to stimulate the growth of new connections between scholars working in largely disconnected fields who might together change the course of climate change’s impact on human health. Over the next two years, the Fund will dedicate $1M to supporting small, early-stage grants of $2,500 - $50,000 toward achieving this goal.

Burroughs Wellcome Fund Rolling

Additional Resources

SoHE Internal Funding Opportunities, including

  • SoHE Research Incentive Funding Opportunities
  • SoHE Flex Research Funding

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 (OVCR)

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.
    NOTE: you must be on the UW-Madison campus network or VPN to access PIVOT.

Private Organizations that Fund Academic Research

UW Libraries Grant Information Collection (GIC)

Resources for Preparing a Proposal

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