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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.

Sponsor /
 Program
DescriptionLinkDue Date
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
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.98-13321/17/22
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

Application Form
10/1/21
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)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)
9/28/21
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.
USDA Hatch RFP
9/13/21
UW SMPH Wisconsin Partnership Program (WPP)
The WPP at the UW School of Medicine and Public Health seeks applicants for its 2021 Community Impact Grants Program. The overarching goal is to advance health equity in Wisconsin through community-academic partnership initiatives that address the social determinants of health and root causes of health inequities. Lead applicants must be Wisconsin-based 501(c) organizations, K-12 schools or districts, or tribal or government entities.
Community Impact Grant Program
8/16/21
UW Office of the Provost - Evjue Foundation

The Evjue Foundation often makes grants to UW-Madison for projects that provide outreach and enhance the quality of life in Madison and Dane County. Any grant proposal that involves UW-Madison entities must be submitted through the campus process. Awards typically range from $2,000-$10,000.


UW Provost / Evjue Foundation
8/30/21
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-21-141
11/18/21
UW Prevention Research Center (UWPRC)
The UW-Madison Prevention Research Center (UWPRC) is pleased to announce the second annual small grant competition to support 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 $5K-$30K for 12-month projects.
UWPRC Small Grants
7/29/21

Additional Resources

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)

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Private Organizations that Fund Academic Research

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Created:2020-11-06 15:52 CDTUpdated:2021-07-20 14:49 CDT
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