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Research funding opportunities, news & info

For budget help with any of the below funding opportunities, contact Sarah Marcotte, SoHE pre-award research administrator.

Find the complete list of current funding opportunities as posted to the “Research funding opportunities, news & info” blog.
Find a compilation of grant funding opportunities for graduate students (fellowship, dissertation, travel/conference grants, etc.).

Funding Opportunities for the week of March 3-7, 2020

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Interdisciplinary Research Leaders (IRL) is a three-year national leadership development program that aims to foster and support new interdisciplinary, action-oriented research collaborations that will help build the evidence base for effective community interventions to improve health for all. The 2020 cohort will focus on either of these two themes: Community Environment and Health or Families and Child Health. The team must be comprised of three mid-career individuals (two researchers and a community partner).
Awards are $350,000 for the team of three researchers. Applications are due March 11, 2020.

The Fahs-Beck Fund supports research that contributes to a greater understanding of and solutions for problems affecting individuals, families and communities. Faculty/Post-doctoral awards support research studies to develop, refine, evaluate, or disseminate innovative interventions designed to prevent or ameliorate major social, psychological, behavioral or public health problems affecting children, adults, couples, families, or communities, or studies that have the potential for adding significantly to knowledge about such problems.
Faculty/Post-doctoral awards are up to $20,000. Applications are due April 1, 2020.

UW-Madison Limited Competition: The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has invited UW-Madison to submit one proposal for the John E. Sawyer Seminars on the Comparative Study of Cultures. The Sawyer Seminars provide support for collaborative research on historical and contemporary topics of major scholarly significance by bringing together faculty, foreign visitors, postdoctoral fellows, and graduate students from a variety of fields mainly, but not exclusively, in the arts, humanities, and interpretive social sciences, for intensive study of subjects chosen by the participants. Award amounts are up to $225,000 for one-year projects.
Interested applicants must submit a preliminary proposal to UW-Madison’s Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education by Monday April 6, 2020.
See the OCVRGE’s website for detailed instructions for how to apply.

National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Fellowships are competitive awards granted to individual scholars pursuing projects that embody exceptional research, rigorous analysis, and clear writing.  Applications must clearly articulate a project’s value to humanities scholars, general audiences, or both. Fellowships provide recipients time to conduct research or to produce books, monographs, peer-reviewed articles, e-books, digital materials, translations with annotations or a critical apparatus, or critical editions resulting from previous research. Projects may be at any stage of development. Awards are $5,000/month for up to 12 months. UW-Madison will supplement the salary shortfall for an awardee. Applications are due April 8, 2020.

The Antipode Foundation exists for the promotion and advancement of social scientific research, education and scholarship in the field of radical geography. Antipode Foundation Scholar-Activist Project Awards are intended to support collaborations between academics, non-academics and activists (from NGOs, think tanks, social movements, or community grassroots organisations, among other places) that further radical analyses of geographical issues and engender the development of a new and better society. They are aimed at promoting programmes of action-research, participation and engagement, cooperation and co-enquiry, and more publicly-focused forms of geographical investigation. Projects will not support University staff salaries/fringe. Awards average £10,000 (approx. $12,000 USD) for up to 12 months. Applications are due April 30, 2020.

Limited Competition: The William T. Grant Scholars Program supports career development for promising early-career researchers. The program funds five-year research and mentoring plans that significantly expand researchers’ expertise in new disciplines, methods, and content areas. Applicants should have a track record of conducting high-quality research and an interest in pursuing a significant shift in their trajectories as researchers. We recognize that early-career researchers are rarely given incentives or support to take measured risks in their work, so this award includes a mentoring component, as well as a supportive academic community. Awards are made in two program areas: Reducing Inequality and Improving the Use of Research Evidence.
Awards are $350,000 over five years. Applications are due July 1, 2020.
Applications are limited to one per campus Divisional unit. If you are considering applying, please contact Sarah Marcotte, SoHE pre-award research administrator, for additional information.


Grants: Tools for Finding FundingTuesday April 7, 2020 – Faculty, staff, and students of SoHE are invited to this grant-seeking workshop led by Ellen Jacks, Grants and Reference Librarian at Memorial Library. Attendees will be shown and work with several grant-finding tools and databases available for searching for funding to support research, conferences, travel, and a variety of other academic activities. This workshop is appropriate for SoHE faculty, staff, and students interested in learning about how to find funding, and how to set up customized searches to aid in finding funding opportunities in their areas of interest. Light refreshments will be provided. Please RSVP via this link. If you have questions or would like more information, please contact Sarah Marcotte.

Grants: Tools for Finding Funding
Tuesday April 7, 2020
Time: 9:00AM to 11:00AM
Location: 1199 Nancy Nicholas Hall / Wisconsin Idea Room

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