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Research funding opportunities and training events

Interested in applying for a grant? Contact Sarah Marcotte, SoHE pre-award research administrator.

List of current funding opportunities posted to the “Research funding opportunities, news & info” blog.
List of grant funding opportunities for graduate students (fellowship, dissertation, travel/conference grants, etc.).

COVID-19 funding opportunities can be found on SoHE’s Search Funding Opportunities page.

Funding Opportunities for the week of October 9 – October 15, 2020

Baldwin Wisconsin Idea Endowment – This competitive grant program at UW-Madison fosters public engagement and the advancement of the Wisconsin Idea. Proposals are encouraged for new outreach and public engagement activities that partner with community and off-campus organizations to extend and apply our research, education and practice-based knowledge to help solve problems or take advantage of opportunities. Faculty, staff and students are eligible to apply.
Project Grants are for projects 1-3 years long, up to $120K. Seed Grants are for projects 1 year or less, up to $4,000.
Due 11/9: Project Grant Pre-proposals and SEED grant applications.
Please notify Sarah Marcotte if you plan to apply, to ensure timely completion of Chair and Dean designee approvals.

Madison Education Project (MEP) – MEP provides grants to faculty interested in exploring pressing, equity-focused topics in Madison Metropolitan School District. This cycle, MEP will offer one award for up to $50K and up to five awards for $10K in direct costs on a variety of pressing topics. Read the full request for proposals (PDF).
Due: ASAP/rolling (no later than November 25).

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) – The RWJF grant program Policies for Action (P4A): Public Policy Research to Advance Racial Equity and Racial Justice is intended to build the evidence base about how national, state, and local policies can improve racial equity in health and well-being in the United States. Awards are up to $250,000 for projects up to two years in duration.
Due 11/24: Letter of Intent

UW System Administration, with WiSys – The Ignite Grant Program (formerly known as the Applied Research Grant Programs – ARG, AR-WiTAG and PDF) is offered to UW System faculty and academic staff. Grants are intended to provide seed funding to gather quality data and then apply to extramural sources for continued funding for statewide economic development. Awards will be up to $50,000 for projects up to 14 months in duration.
Click to read the Ignite Grant Program Call for Proposals.
Due 11/30: Intent to Submit
Due 1/25: Full Proposal

Training Events

Consent ConsiderationsOffered by the Education and Social/Behavioral Science (ED/SBS) IRB
Tuesday November 17, 2020 – 10:00am-11:00am
Register HERE
This session will review, in detail, each of the consent processes that may be used when conducting research. Also, the most frequent errors seen by IRB Staff when reviewing consent forms and documents and how to avoid those errors will be discussed. Because this session is being offered via Cisco WebEx, registration is required. Registrants will receive a WebEx invitation the day before the event. Please register by November 15.

If you missed the recent session Overview of Research and Sponsored Programs for SoHE Researchers, click here to access the PPT slides [link to Box folder].


The most recent NIH Extramural Nexus has numerous articles of interest to the research community engaging with the National Institutes of Health.

For more Research funding opportunities, news & info, enter “Research” in the Search SoHE field at the top of this page.