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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 July 24-July 30, 2020

The Institute for Research in the Humanities (IRH) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison is pleased to announce its annual competition for up to six one-semester resident fellowships for UW-Madison faculty in the College of Letters and Science who are working on a project of significance for the humanities, and up to two one-semester fellowships for UW-Madison faculty in the College of Letters & Science who are working on projects that focus directly on race, ethnicity, and/or indigeneity in any part of the world and historical period and that foster comparative study of these issues with a clear significance for the humanities. UW-Madison faculty budgeted outside the College of Letters & Science may also apply for resident and REI fellowships, contingent upon agreement from their deans or department chairs to continue their salary during the duration of the fellowship. Both the Resident and REI Fellowship applications are due Thursday, October 1, 2020.

The Russell Sage Foundation (RSF), in partnership with the Economic Mobility and Opportunity program at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF), seeks to advance innovative research on economic mobility and access to opportunity in the United States. RSF is particularly interested in research focused on diagnosing and addressing structural barriers to economic mobility in this country. This initiative is designed to support early- and mid-career tenure-track scholars, and to promote diversity by prioritizing applications from scholars who are underrepresented in the social sciences. This includes racial, ethnic, gender, disciplinary, institutional, and geographic diversity. Only tenure track assistant professors (awards up to $30,000/12 months), and associate professors (awards up to $50,000/12 months) who have been in the rank for less than seven years are eligible to apply. The RFP will be released in early August with applications due November 4, 2020.


Research Reboot Reminder: The OVCRGE regularly updates information for researchers about returning to research activities. Bookmark the Return to Research webpage and check it often for new information and updated FAQs. Faculty and PIs must request approval for all on-site activities conducted by individuals for whom they have responsibility, whether as part of research teams (e.g. a lab group) or as independent researchers (e.g. a graduate advisee or undergraduate student researcher). The application to return to research activities must be submitted through the OVCRGE’s online request form, which will be reviewed within SoHE. If you have questions about the research reboot process at SoHE, please contact Sarah Marcotte.

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