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Research Funding Opportunities, News & 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 several databases with COVID-19 funding opportunities.

Funding Opportunities for the week of May 4-8, 2020

The Center for Financial Security based in SoHE is interested in funding research projects that explore the potential impacts of COVID-19 on Social Security programs, beneficiaries, system finances, and related topics as part of the Social Security Administration RDRC. Proposals can be submitted outside of the regular funding cycle and may focus on SSI, SSDI, survivor benefits and/or retirement benefits aimed at children, working age adults and/or seniors. The grant period for projects is typically up to one year or less, with a preference for projects that can start within a few months. Budgets may range from $50K -$150K. If you have a proposal idea that you would like to explore, please email hallie.lienhardt@wisc.edu.

The Craft Futures Fund will support craft communities throughout the United States and their creative responses to COVID-19. These one-time, unrestricted grants of $5,000 will be disbursed to craft-based education projects that seed resilience, foster community, and amplify impact. Click here for application details. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis with one award made each month from May to October 2020, however, applicants interested in consideration for the May award cycle must submit a Letter of Interest by May 12, 2020.

UW SMPH is coordinating the internal open competition for Hartwell Foundation Individual Biomedical Research Awards. This award provides financial support to stimulate discovery in early-stage biomedical research that has the potential to benefit children in the United States. UW-Madison has been selected as one of the 10 research institutions to compete for this award. Up to three nominees will be selected from UW, based upon application requirements set forth by the Foundation.
Click here for application details. Pre-proposals are due by noon on May 28, 2020.

Upcoming National Institutes of Health (NIH) deadlines include June 5 for new parent R01 applications and June 16 for new parent R03 and R21 applications. Subsequent application cycle deadlines are October 5 and 16.
From the National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR) at NIH: Healthy Habits: Timing for Developing Sustainable Healthy Behaviors in Children and Adolescents (PA-18-354 [R21] and PA-18-355 [R01]); Community Partnerships to Advance Research (CPAR) (PA-18-377 [R01]) and PA-18-381 [R21]).

Two program areas at the National Science Foundation (NSF) have upcoming deadlines: The Social Psychology Program at NSF supports basic research on human social behavior, including cultural differences and development over the life span; due July 15. The Sociology Program at NSF supports basic research on all forms of human social organization – societies, institutions, groups and demography – and processes of individual and institutional change; due August 15.


The National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) at NIH is making available a series of professional development webinars for students, postdoctoral trainees, and faculty. Topics include Virtual Teaching and Learning on May 12; Behavioral Research in Biomedicine on May 19; and Tips for Current and Aspiring Educators and Mentors on May 27. All sessions are free of charge but require pre-registration. See the agency’s website for more details and registration instructions.

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RSP has compiled extensive FAQs related to reporting on international research collaborations in federal grant applications and progress reports. These FAQs supplement campus policy on Other Support disclosures and campus guidance on international research collaborations. If you are a researcher with a federal grant (particularly NIH, NSF, USDA), please review these resources and contact Sarah Marcotte or Andrea Plassman with questions.

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