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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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Sponsor /
DescriptionLinkDue Date
Greater Milwaukee Community FoundationThe Foundation supports projects that will significantly improve the lives of people living in Milwaukee, Waukesha, Ozaukee, and Washington counties. Cycle 2 priorities include Mental Health, Medical Research, Arts and Culture, Environment, Basic Needs, Equitable Economic Opportunities.Greater Milwaukee Community Foundation Grant Priorities3/15/21
National Institutes of Health (NIH)The National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD), with other NIH Institutes, Centers and Offices, intends to promote a new initiative by publishing a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) to solicit 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. FOA not yet issued - expected April 2021.NOT-MD-0168/1/21
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
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.
Future deadlines will be July 1 and October 1, 2021.
Indigenous Ecowell Initiative

Application Form
The Gerber Foundation

The Foundation’s priority is for projects that improve the nutrition, care and development of infants and young children from the first year before birth to three years of age, particularly fresh approaches to solving common, everyday problems or emerging issues within the focus areas (pediatric health, pediatric nutrition, environmental hazards). Due date listed is for concept paper.

The Gerber Foundation Research Awards5/15/21
Brady Education FoundationThe Brady Education Foundation seeks to close the educational opportunity gaps associated with race, ethnicity and family income. The Foundation pursues its mission by promoting collaboration among researchers, educators, and other stakeholders via funding research and program evaluations that have the potential of informing private funders and public policy. Due date listed is for Stage 1/Pre-Proposal.

Brady Education Foundation Call for Proposals4/1/21
James S. McDonnell FoundationJSMF is seeking to fund projects leading to new conceptual and empirical studies of cognition and behavior that recognize the dynamic nature of cognition and behavior; are situated in real world contexts; cut across levels of analysis; unite traditionally separate domains of inquiry (e.g., vision and speech); embrace complexity; and take into account how behavior is influenced by interactions among individuals. Awards are up to $250,000 for projects 2-4 years in duration.JSMF Opportunity Awards RFP4/9/21
Russell Sage FoundationRSF will accept letters of inquiry (LOIs) under these core programs and special initiatives: Behavioral Economics; Decision Making & Human Behavior in Context; Future of Work ; Social, Political and Economic Inequality. RSF will also accept LOIs relevant to any of its core programs that address COVID-19 pandemic and the economic recession and/or systemic racial inequality and mass protests in the U.S. Due date listed is for LOI.Russell Sage Foundation Research Grants5/4/21
American Family Data Science Institute at UW-MadisonAmerican Family Insurance is interested in sponsoring research and applications of data science, artificial intelligence (AI), and machine learning (ML) that is directly or indirectly related to the insurance industry. Awards range from $75-$150K for 1-2 year projects.American Family Data Science Institute3/17/21
Terra FoundationGrants of up to $25,000 will be awarded in support of in-person exchanges such as workshops, symposia, and colloquia that advance scholarship in the field of American art (circa 1500–1980. Due date listed is for LOI.Terra Foundation3/16/21
USDA NIFA Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI)NIFA AFRI Education and Workforce Development focuses on developing the next generation of research, education, and extension professionals in the food and agricultural sciences. The listed deadline is for predoctoral fellowships.AFRI Education and Workforce Development5/27/21
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 Funding12/31/21
SoHE Research Expenses FundingSupport for SoHE faculty for immediate need or foundational research-related expenses.SoHE Research Expense Funding4/15/21
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)This R01 opportunity supports Intervention Research to Improve Native American Health.PAR-20-2385/17/21
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)

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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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