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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 31-August 6, 2020

The SoHE Course Release Incentive initiative is accepting applications from SoHE faculty for a course release during spring semester 2021. Course releases are intended for investigators who have identified a significant federal grant opportunity. The releases are intended to create time for developing promising external funding proposals. Refer to the Dean’s memo for further background information about the initiative. Click here to download the application form. Completed applications must be submitted via email to Dr. Lauren Papp (papp@wisc.edu). Applications are due August 15, 2020.

The Wisconsin Partnership Program at the UW SMPH invites eligible faculty and staff to submit a preliminary application for a Collaborative Health Sciences Program grant. Through this grant program, the Partnership Program supports novel ideas and new approaches to interdisciplinary research or education advancing health, healthcare and health equity in Wisconsin and beyond. The WPP will fund up to three projects for $600,000 each over three years.
Collaborative teams are made up of a principal investigator and one or two co-principal investigators along with a number of collaborators consistent with the scope of the project. The principal investigator must be a professor, associate professor, senior scientist or distinguished scientist at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. Co-principal investigators and collaborators may have appointments at any UW System campus, Marshfield Clinic, Gundersen Health System, the Medical College of Wisconsin, Aurora Health Care, state and local government agencies, or community organizations. Preliminary applications are due September 1, 2020.

Alliant Energy Foundation 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.

Education & Training

IRB Session about COVID-19 Impacts to Research: Are you planning to do research in the coming semester and have questions about how COVID-19 may impact how you conduct that research? If so, plan to attend a new course offered online by the Professional Research Education Program (PREP) on August 27, 2020 at 12-1pm. Although ED/SBS IRB office is not specifically represented on the panel of presenters, all campus IRBs follow the same guidelines that the HS IRB will be presenting. Should you have any ED/SBS IRB specific questions after this presentation, please feel free to contact ED/SBS IRB directly.

Course Description: During this course you will hear from representatives from the UWCCC Clinical Research Central Office (CRCO); Environment, Health, & Safety (EHS); and HS IRBs office about conducting research during the COVID-19 pandemic. Topics include tips for conducting remote consent and virtual study visits, what needs to be reported to the IRB, and safety best practices for in-person research. There will also be time for Q&A with our panel. Register via the following link:  https://www.talent.wisc.edu/catalog/default.aspx.

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) are offering Inclusion Across the Lifespan II Workshop. This workshop is for researchers planning clinical research studies. The Inclusion Across the Lifespan (IAL) II virtual workshop for evidence-based practical advice for meeting the new IAL policy, with a focus on pediatric and geriatric populations. Discussions will include considerations for special populations (e.g. racial/ethnic minorities, people with disabilities, rural/isolated populations, language minority individuals, pregnant and lactating women, people with co-morbidities, sexual and gender minorities, and other groups). The workshop will be held September 2, 2020.

Also from NIH: Save the Date! The Fall 2020 NIH Virtual Seminar on Program Funding and Grants Administration will be held Tuesday, October 26 through Friday, October 30. If you’re new to working with the NIH grants process as an investigator or administrator, plan to attend this unique seminar to learn, share and meet virtually with NIH and HHS experts.


Newly Posted: SoHE Return to Research (“Research Reboot”) Resources are now available on the SoHE KnowledgeBase, including quick guides for navigating the Research Reboot application forms, FAQs, and links to campus resources that will be helpful for anyone planning to return to on-campus or other currently approved research activities. 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.