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News & Events

Research Funding Opportunities & Updates

See full list of CURRENTLY ACTIVE funding opportunities.

See full list of grant funding opportunities for graduate students (fellowship, dissertation, travel/conference grants, etc.).

Funding Opportunities


The National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) intends to publish an FOA to solicit applications on (1) observational research to understand the role of structural racism and discrimination (SRD) in causing and sustaining health disparities, and (2) intervention research that addresses SRD in order to improve minority health or reduce health disparities. See NOT-MD-21-016 for details.
FOA not yet issued – expected April.

The National Science Foundation Division of Behavioral and Cognitive Sciences, Social Psychology funds projects in 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. See FOA for details: PD 98-1332.
Next due date is July 15.

The National Science Foundation Division of Behavioral and Cognitive Sciences, Developmental Sciences (DS) supports basic research that increases our understanding of cognitive, linguistic, social, cultural, and biological processes related to human development across the lifespan. See FOA details: PD 08-1698
Next due date is July 15.


Funding is available for up to three (3) 50% PA appointments for projects to support 50% PA appointments in support of Extension-related initiatives, with funding starting summer 2021 (for 12-month appointments) or fall 2021 (for 9-month appointments). Two positions are targeted for projects supported by Extension Specialists. The third position is intended to strengthen ties between Extension and SoHE’s Equity and Justice Network, and is NOT limited to an Extension Specialist. All positions are specifically for funding SoHE graduate students.
Due March 8.

The SoHE Indigenous EcoWell Initiative is compromised of Native/Indigenous faculty whose work focuses on the intersections of Indigenous cultures, health, language and community. Up to $1000 is available to support students, faculty, staff, schools/divisions, organizations at UW-Madison in their work to build and engage a community of scholars, practitioners, undergraduate, and graduate students who work with, learn from, and honor Indigenous communities in Wisconsin. APPLY HERE
Due April 1.

Training and Education

I Have IRB Approval – Now What?
April 7, 2021 @ 11am-12pm
Interaction with the IRB does not end after obtaining initial approval for your project.  This session explores the complete life-cycle of a human subjects research project after IRB approval, including: Changes, Continuing Review, Reportable Events, Study Completion, Data Storage, and Potential Audits.
This session is being offered by the ED/SBS IRB, via Cisco WebEx and registration is required.  Registrants will receive a WebEx invitation the day before the event. REGISTER HERE.

Other Items

  • Reminder to the SoHE community to submit your annual Outside Activities Report (OAR) by April 30. Annual OAR submission is required for all faculty, academic staff (0.5 FTE and higher), and those involved in human subjects research or listed as a senior/key person on a federal grant. Contact Sarah Marcotte, SoHE Research Administrator with questions.
  • NOT-OD-21-066: NIH Request for Information (RFI): Inviting Comments and Suggestions to Advance and Strengthen Racial Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in the Biomedical Research Workforce and Advance Health Disparities and Health Equity Research This Notice is a Request for Information (RFI) inviting feedback on the approaches NIH can take to advance racial equity, diversity, and inclusion within all facets of the biomedical research workforce, and expand research to eliminate or lessen health disparities and inequities.  The RFI is open through April 9, 2021, and responses to the RFI will be made publicly available.

Looking for more research funding opportunities and related items? Check out the SoHE Research KB.