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) The NIH released a Notice of Intent (NOI) to publish an FOA for the following R01 funding opportunity: Evaluating the Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic-related Food and Housing Policies and Programs on Health Outcomes in Health Disparity Populations. The full FOA is expected on January 4, 2022. Budget limits will be ~$500K. NOT-NR-22-004 4/7/22
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 6/5/21
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 2/16/22
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. 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 1/17/22
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 08-1698 1/17/22
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)
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)
Boston College The Center for Retirement Research at Boston College invites applications to Dissertation Fellowship Program - $28K awards - and the Sandell Small Grant Program - $45K awards for junior/non-tenured scholars - for research related to retirement or disability.

Dissertation Fellowship

Sandell Small Grant

UW Institute for Clinical and Translational Research (ICTR) ICTR seeks excellent community-engaged research proposals focused on improving health outcomes, health care, and/or health equity for Wisconsin residents. The four newly released community-based and health services research RFAs include Clinical & Community Outcomes Research (CCOR), Collaborative Health Equity Research (CHER), Dissemination & Implementation (D&I) ​Research, Stakeholder & Patient Engaged Research (SPER) pilot award programs. Due date listed is for Letter of Intent (LOI).

ICTR Funding Opportunities

Russell Sage Foundation RSF Dissertation Research Grant (DRG) program will support graduate dissertation research in one of RSF's priority areas Behavioral Science and Decision Making in ContextFuture of Work; Race, Ethnicity and Immigration; Immigration and Immigrant Integration; and Social, Political, and Economic Inequality. Awards maximum is $10,000 for a one-year grant, including a stipend up to $5,000.

RSF Dissertation Research Grant

Spencer Foundation The Large Research Grants on Education Program supports rigorous, intellectually ambitious, and technically sound education research projects that will contribute to the improvement of education, broadly conceived, with budgets ranging from $125,000 to $500,000 for projects ranging from one to five years. The listed deadline is for submission of an LOI.

Spencer Foundation Large Research Grants

UW-Madison Global Health Initiative

Grants and awards for faculty or students furthering global health, in five categories:

  • Seed Grants - $20K / one year. No LOI requirement this year.
  • Clinical Research Awards - $5K / one year
  • Virtual Visiting Scholar Awards - $5K / one year
  • Graduate Student Research Grants  - $3K / one year
  • Henry Anderson Graduate Award - $1,500 / one year

GHI Grants and Awards 2022

Soros Foundation The Soros Equality Fellowship seeks to support individual leaders influencing and transforming the racial justice field. Awards are $130,000 over 18 months and cover all educational and living expenses for the project duration.

Soros Equality Fellowship

UW School of Human Ecology The Community Leader-in-Residence (CLR) Program will join a faculty member and a graduate or undergraduate student with a community leader for the purposes of developing a joint teaching, research/scholarship, or outreach/consultation project aimed at achieving goals of the Human Ecology Equity & Justice Network. Maximum award: $25,000.

CLR Request for Applications

SOHE Internal Funding-E&J Net

National Institutes of Health (NIH) The NIH released a Notice of Intent (NOI) to publish an FOA for the following R01 funding opportunity: Advancing Integrated Models (AIM) of Care to Improve Maternal Health Outcomes Among Women Who Experience Persistent Disparities. The full FOA is expected on February 11, 2022. Budgets must reflect the needs of the project.



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)

Private Organizations that Fund Academic Research

UW Libraries Grant Information Collection (GIC)

Resources for Preparing a Proposal

Graduate Student Resources: