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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 weeks of June 26-July 9, 2020

COVID-19 Opportunity: The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) Systems for Action (S4A) research program that builds a Culture of Health by rigorously testing new ways of connecting the nation’s fragmented medical, social, and public health systems. The program supports research teams from across the U.S. in conducting scientific studies that evaluate the implementation and impact of novel approaches to systems alignment, including shared governance models, platforms for data exchange and integration, bundled and blended payment models, and cross-cutting workforce components such as navigators and integrators. This call for proposals will provide supplemental research funding to teams that are already engaged in the study of a system alignment mechanism, with the objective of learning how this mechanism performs in addressing health and social needs during the COVID-19 pandemic. Awards are $100,000 for 12-24 month projects. Letters of Intent (LOI) are due July 20. Invited full proposals are due August 5, 2020.

The William T. Grant Foundation invites Letters of Inquiry (LOI) for its Research Grants on Reducing Inequality program. The program supports high-quality field-initiated studies from a range of disciplines and methodologies that are relevant to policies affecting the lives of young people between the ages of 5 and 25 in the United States. Priority is given to work aimed at reducing inequality on the basis of race, ethnicity, economic standing, language, minority status, or immigrant origin. Proposals may be submitted for major Research Grants for awards ranging from $100,000 to $600,000 for two to three years. LOI are due August 4, 2020. Selected applicants will be invited to submit a full proposal.

The UW-Madison Prevention Research Center (PRC) Small Grant Competition invites applications for small-scale and innovative research projects, especially those that will provide preliminary data leading to larger research efforts. Proposals on a wide range of topics are invited but should fall under the core research areas of the UWPRC, which include population health and wellbeing, health equity, or disease prevention for women, children, and families. Faculty, scientists, and post-doctoral fellows are eligible to apply. Awards range from $5,000-$30,000 for projects up to 12 months in duration. Applications are due August 17, 2020.

The Wisconsin Agricultural Experiment Station has released its Hatch and McIntire-Stennis call for proposals. This funding, from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, is available to faculty members with tenure homes in CALS or SOHE. All projects must align with USDA program priorities, which include research on topics such as home economics and family life, human nutrition, rural and community development, sustainable agriculture, and training future agricultural scientists. Proposals are due September 14, 2020.


Research and Sponsored Programs (RSP) has updated resources on its webpage for International Research Collaborations (IRC), including information released recently by the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) on Enhancing the Security and Integrity of America’s Research Enterprise (slides). This presentation highlights some specific cases as well as actions taken by various federal agencies related to international research collaborations. This presentation may be a helpful resource to frame the concerns for researchers.

Update on grant award flexibilities due to COVID-19 impacts: In March and April 2020, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) authorized federal agencies to allow grant recipients to exercise certain flexibilities, to help grant recipients cope with the impacts of the COVID-19 crisis and were advertised as time limited. RSP posted the agencies’ guidance online. On June 18, 2020, OMB rescinded the previously issued memos (M-20-17 and M-20-20), ending all but two of the flexibilities connected with those memos. Further guidance may be provided by the funding agencies, but in the meantime, RSP recommends that federal awards be managed only in accordance with the award terms and conditions.

The most recent issue of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Extramural Nexus includes the release of guide notice NOT-OD-20-128, which requires that all administrative supplements be submitted electronically through eRA Commons or a system-to-system (i.e., Cayuse) program. Paper submissions will no longer be accepted.

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