SoHE News

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SoHE News: Aug 7–13

Mace wins award, Whelan discusses marriage and birth rate trends, Carter’s material culture take on “The Goonies,” Raison to present on depression and the pandemic, and more.

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Research funding opportunities, news, and info

Last call to submit a SoHE Course Release Incentive application, due August 15. The VCRGE announced Fall Research Competition applications are now available, due September 11. A reminder of the August 27th IRB session on conducting research during the COVID-19 pandemic. Check out this week’s Research at UW newsletter for campus research news, and continue to refer to Phase 2 Return to Research guidelines for on-campus research activities.

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SoHE News: Jul 31–Aug 6

Kirkorian presents in the Pediatric Grand Rounds, Wong discusses eco-conscious and frugal consumer trends, Addo joins the Urban Institute on student debt in the pandemic, Gaddis publishes on South Korea’s school lunch program, and more.

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Research Funding Opportunities, News & Info

This week’s funding opportunities include the SoHE Course Release Incentive funding, for spring 2021 course release to develop extramural research proposals, due August 15. The WI Partnership Program at UW SMPH invites applicants to its Collaborative Health Sciences Program, pre-applications due September 1. The Alliant Energy Center Foundation invites applications to its Community Small Grants program, due September 1.
The UW HS IRB is offering a session on August 27 about how to handle COVID-19 impacts to human subjects research. The NIH announced a workshop on September 2 on Inclusion Across the Lifespan (IAL), directed toward researchers working with geriatric or pediatric populations. The NIH fall seminar on program funding and grants administration will be held October 26-30.
SoHE Return to Research resources are now posted online, including guidance documents, FAQs, and commonly-sought links to campus resources.

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MORE Initiative Offers Free Pandemic Financial Planning Tools

The Money, Relationships, and Equality Initiative at SoHE, led by Dr. Christine Whelan and Dr. Fenaba Addo, has published three new resources to help people and their pocketbooks weather the pandemic.

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Raison Receives SoHE’s First Distinguished Chair Position

Dr. Charles Raison, of Human Development and Family Studies, has been announced as the Mary Sue and Mike Shannon Distinguished Chair for Healthy Minds, Children & Families, thanks to generous support from the Shannons and from a Morgridge match.

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SoHE News: Jul 24–30

Nancy Nicholas Hall Fall 2020 opening plan announced, advising staff member receives award, SoHE hand papermakers featured in international quarterly magazine, Raison presents on mental health and meditation for tough times, Angus work on display in Wisconsin, food, activism, and more.

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Alicia Hazen Surprised with Campus Leadership Award

Alicia pictured with her husband Eric and son Ellis. Congratulations to Alicia Hazen, the recipient of UW-Madison’s Office of Undergraduate Advising (OUA) 2020 Community Leadership Award!   Wednesday morning, an OUA employee interrupted the SoHE advising staff’s virtual meeting to surprised Alicia, Director of Career and Leadership Development, with campus’ Community Leadership Award. Her team […]

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SoHE Reopening Plan for Fall 2020

Following UW–Madison’s newly released, more detailed guidance under its Smart Restart plan for the coming semester, SoHE leadership share Human Ecology’s own school-specific safeguards.

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Research Funding Opportunities, News & Info

The Institute for Research in the Humanities (IRH) at UW-Madison invites applications for two upcoming opportunities: resident fellowships and fellowships in race, ethnicity, and indigeneity scholarship. Applications are due Thursday October 1, 2020. The Russell Sage Foundation, in partnership with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, invites applications by assistant and associate professors for its pipeline program on economic mobility research and scholarship. The updated RFP will be released in August, with applications due November 4, 2020.

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SoHE News: July 17–23

Addo named to Lumina Foundation’s student borrowers of color working group, Bea publishes on gendered earnings differences after parenthood, Duncan offers mindfulness strategies for patient parenting, and more.

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Research Funding Opportunities, News & Info

A reminder of the Russell Sage Foundation’s priorities for the upcoming LOI deadline, August 5. The USDA Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI) Foundational and Applied Science Program RFA for FY21 and FY22 has been released, with varying due dates in Spring 2021. Be sure to check the campus Research Reboot website regularly for requirements and guidance for researchers and students returning to research or those wishing to access campus libraries.

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CDMC Now Hosting Four Gallery Exhibitions Online

After campus closed in mid-March, staff of the Center for Design and Material Culture got to work to ensure some of their past and upcoming exhibitions could still be available to the public while respecting safer-at-home guidance.

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Second Annual Junior Scholars Intensive Training Held Virtually

Scholars in the program, hosted by the Center for Financial Security Retirement and Disability Research Center, especially appreciated the opportunity to connect directly with one another and with mentors during online office hours.

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Research Funding Opportunities, News & Info

UW has opened its internal competition for National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Summer Stipends, due September 9. The William T. Grant Foundation Institutional Challenge Grant program invites applications for building research-practice partnerships to reduce inequality in youth, due September 10. The NIH invites proposals related to health disparity due to COVID-19, due August 28. News items: UW-Madison Return to Research information is being updated continuously – as a reminder, all on-campus or in-person research activities require prior approval… and more!

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SoHE Solidarity with Our International Students

A message from Dean Shim, a fellow international scholar at UW–Madison.

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SoHE Insights: “I Am and I Feel,” by Dr. Alvin Thomas

An illustrated poem from Human Development and Family Studies Assistant Professor Dr. Alvin Thomas.

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Congratulations and Farewells to SoHE Faculty This Summer

Several Human Ecology faculty have earned promotions in their departments, and we bid farewell to several retiring faculty.

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Research Funding Opportunities, News & Info

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Systems for Action (S4A) program invites supplements for COVID-19 systems alignment research, LOI due July 20. The William T. Grant Foundation invites Letters of Inquiry (LOI) for its Reducing Inequality program, due August 4. The UW-Madison Prevention Research Center invites small-scale, innovative research projects in wellbeing, health equity, and disease prevention, due August 17. Wisconsin Agricultural Experiment Station (WAES) has released its call for Hatch proposals, due September 14. In research news, RSP has updated several resources related to International Research Collaborations (IRC) and has posted changes related to the flexibilities due to COVID-19 pandemic that were previously granted to federal awarding agencies by the the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). NIH now requires all Supplement applications to be submitted electronically.

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SoHE News: June 19-25

Hartley on strategies for parents of children with developmental disabilities or autism, Moskowitz on politics in our textiles, Addo on COVID’s added economic impact for Black women, Wong on the future of consumer behavior, and more.

Research Funding Opportunities, News & Info

Funding opportunities this week include from the Russell Sage Foundation, whose next cycle is dedicated to covid-19 impacts and systemic racial inequality and mass protests – LOI are due August 5. The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation invites applications to its Evidence for Action program on gender equity from around the globe – due August 26. NIH has two opportunities: R01 applications studying community interventions and covid-19 impacts on health disparity are due August 28; and an extended deadline for R21 and R01 proposals for research to improve Native American health, with a new due date of August 14. In professional development, the NIH Regional Seminar will be held in Nashville, TN in October and registration is now open. This is a great seminar for new investigators interested in NIH programs and funding.

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Thomas & Wong Present to Hundreds of Alumni in UW Now Livestream

Dr. Alvin Thomas discussed Black men’s mental health and Dr. Nancy Wong the future of consumer behavior in two virtual discussions, hosted by Wisconsin Foundation and Alumni Association, that drew hundreds of alumni audience members in recent weeks.