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Research funding opportunities, news, and info

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.).

See SoHE’s Search Funding Opportunities page for several databases with COVID-19 funding opportunities.

Funding Opportunities for the week of August 21 – August 27, 2020

Reminder: The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education (VCRGE) invites applications for its Fall Research Competition. An important goal is that funding investments lead to continued external funding in disciplines where that is possible. Senior faculty, and junior faculty who have received significant prior fall research competition funding and/or significant VCGRE funding, are encouraged to submit proposals that serve as backup support for external grant applications. Alternatively, funding may be requested for pilot studies in new research directions, with the goal of developing preliminary data that will increase the likelihood of competitive extramural support. Apply online – applications are due September 11, 2020.

Reminder: The William T. Grant Foundation Institutional Challenge Grant encourages university-based research institutes, schools, and centers to build sustained research-practice partnerships with public agencies or nonprofit organizations in order to reduce inequality in youth outcomes. Applications are welcome from partnerships in youth-serving areas such as education, justice, child welfare, mental health, immigration, and workforce development. We especially encourage proposals from teams with African American, Latinx, Native American, and Asian American members in leadership roles. The partnership leadership team includes the principal investigator from the research institution and the lead from the public agency or nonprofit organization. Awards are $650,000 over three years to support one to two mid-career research fellows. The applicant must provide institutional support for one research fellow. Applications are due September 10, 2020.

Compeer Financial invites applications for its Rural Feasibility Study Grant Program, which funds feasibility studies that may result in economic development and improved community assets for rural areas in Compeer’s 144-county territory in Illinois, Minnesota and Wisconsin. Through this grant program we are helping to ensure a strong future in rural America. Eligible feasibility studies may include: i) Market research, ii) Cost analysis, iii) Financial projections, iv) Assessment of suitable facilities, equipment, etc., and v) Development of a business plan. Awards range from $1,000 to $5,000. Click here for the Grant Guidelines. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

Looking for more Research funding opportunities, news & info? Enter “Research” in the Search SoHE field at the top of this page.