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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 for several databases with COVID-19 funding opportunities.

Funding Opportunities for the week of June 12-18, 2020

[reposted] WI Humanities Council Major Grants Program funds projects across the state, in communities of all sizes, for participants of all ages and backgrounds. Funded projects include museum exhibits, book discussions, lecture series, guided tours, humanities festivals, oral history projects, teacher institutes, and various other programs. WHC does not fund individual research or the creation of artwork, including workshops focusing on the craft of writing. Projects must involve experts in ways that bring diverse and balanced perspectives. Projects must be designed for a general audience (i.e. not a college or university audience). Major grant awards are up to $10,000 and require a 1:1 match. Applications are due August 15.

Alliant Energy Foundation’s Community Grants are directed to nonprofit programs and projects that benefit customers in Alliant Energy communities in Iowa and Wisconsin. The Foundation funds projects in three focus areas: Helping Families, Education and the Environment. Grants from the Foundation typically range from $500 to $5,000, with an average grant of $2,500. Applications are due September 1, 2020.

Nathan Cummings Foundation Fellowship program provides three individuals with up to $150,000 over 18 months to turn an inspired idea that advances social justice into a reality. The Fellowship is designed for emergent leaders in the U.S. who have limited access to institutional philanthropy and whose work is traditionally underfunded. The topic of a Fellow’s project should generally align with the Foundation’s focus on climate change and inequality. It should aim to transform systems and mindsets that hinder progress towards a more sustainable and equitable future for all people, particularly women and people of color. The Foundation is also interested in innovative approaches that cut across topics. Applications are due September 1, 2020.

National Science Foundation (NSF) Social Psychology program supports research with strong potential for creating transformative advances in the basic understanding of human social behavior. Among the many research topics supported are: 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. Proposals that develop new theories or methods for understanding social behavior are highly encouraged. Research should represent substantial ranges of ethnicities, socioeconomic backgrounds, cultures, and other dimensions of human populations. Next deadlines are July 15, 2020 and January 15, 2021.

[reposted] National Institutes of Health (NIH) offers Career Development opportunities for investigators who strive to expand their research trajectories through the acquisition of new knowledge and skills in the areas of basic psychological processes, sociological processes, and/or biomedical pathways—expertise that is beyond and enhances their current areas of expertise. This award is intended for well-established investigators who have established records of independent, peer-reviewed Federal or private research grant funding. The next due date for both opportunities is March 17, 2021.


National Institutes of Health (NIH) released a Notice of Pre-Application Webinars for the High-Risk, High-Reward Research Program’s Pioneer, New Innovator, Transformative Research, and Early Independence Awards (NOT-RM-20-021). The High-Risk, High-Reward Research program supports exceptionally creative scientists pursuing highly innovative research with the potential for broad impact in biomedical, behavioral, or social sciences within the NIH mission.

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