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Research Funding Opportunities

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 August 14 – August 20, 2020

Reminder: The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education has opened the Fall Research Competition. An important goal is that funding investments lead to continued external funding in disciplines where that is possible. Senior faculty, and junior faculty who have received significant prior fall research competition funding and/or significant VCGRE funding, are encouraged to submit proposals that serve as backup support for external grant applications. Alternatively, funding may be requested for pilot studies in new research directions, with the goal of developing preliminary data that will increase the likelihood of competitive extramural support. Apply online – applications are due September 11, 2020.

The Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts invites applications for its individual grants program. Through this program, grants will be awarded to individuals in support of opportunities to create, develop, and communicate a project about architecture and the designed environment that will contribute to their creative, intellectual, and professional growth at a crucial or potentially transformative stage in their careers; support their efforts to take positions, develop new forms of expression, and engage debate; and help them communicate their work in the public realm and reach new and wider audiences. Two types of grants will be awarded: 1) Production and Presentation, awards up to $20K for two years; and 2) Research and Development, awards up to $10K for one year. Inquiry form is due September 15, 2020.

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Healthy Eating Research Program is offering grants for research to identify policy, systems, and environmental strategies that have the strongest potential to reduce sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) and increase safe drinking water access and intake among low-income and children of color who are at greatest risk for poor nutrition and obesity. Priority research will focus on young children, ages 0 to 5 years, in 2 main areas: 1) SSB pricing strategies and taxes; and 2) Achieving equity in reducing SSBs and increasing safe water access and intake. Priority will be given to projects that target children who are at highest risk for poor nutrition and obesity, specifically lower-income families, children living in rural communities, and racially and ethnically diverse populations (Black, Latinx, American Indian/Alaska Natives, Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders). Grant awards are up to $225,000 for two-year projects. Concept papers are due September 16, 2020 at 3:00 PM (ET).

From the NIH: Intervention Research to Improve Native American Health (PAR-20-238) (R01, Clinical Trial Optional). This funding opportunity supports research on interventions to improve health in Native American (NA) populations. This includes 1) etiologic research, where there is a significant gap in knowledge, that will clearly inform intervention development or adaptation, 2) research that develops, adapts, and tests the efficacy or effectiveness of health promotion and disease prevention interventions, 3) research that tests culturally informed treatment or recovery interventions and 4) where a sufficient body of knowledge exists, research on dissemination and implementation that develops and tests strategies to overcome barriers to the adoption, integration, scale-up, and sustainability of effective interventions. Applications are due May 17, 2021.

Education and Training

Final Reminder: IRB session on conducting research during the COVID-19 pandemic. If you plan to conduct research in the coming semester and have questions about how COVID-19 may impact your activities, plan to attend a new course offered online by the Professional Research Education Program (PREP) on August 27, 2020 at 12:00-1:00pm.
This course will cover topics such as conducting remote consent and virtual study visits, what needs to be reported to the IRB, and safety best practices for in-person research. A Q&A session will follow. Register at: https://www.talent.wisc.edu/catalog/default.aspx.

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