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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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CommNS Convenes Conversations on Racial Justice

Recently, the Center for Community and Nonprofit Studies (“the CommNS”) hosted two live, virtual conversations on the topic “Sustained Engagement for Racial Justice.” The events featured local and national leaders as panelists and drew hundreds of attendees for the live conversation.

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SoHE News: June 12-18

Poehlmann-Tynan research with Sesame Workshop featured by university, Thomas talks mental health with alumni for UW Now, CFS RDRC hosts its second annual Junior Scholars in Training program, and more.

Research Funding Opportunities, News & Info

Funding opportunities this week include Alliant Energy Foundation Community Grants, due September 1; WI Humanities Council Major Grants, due August 15; Nathan Cummings Fellowship Program, due September 1; NSF Social Psychology program, due July 15 and again January 15, 2021; NIH mid-career development opportunities (K18), due March 2021. In NIH news, the High-Risk, High-Reward Program has a series of informational webinars for potential applicants.

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SoHE News: June 5-11

Addo on the racial wealth disparity in the stock market rebound, remembering Mark Anthony Rolo, Awards to SoHE faculty from Global Health Institute and Baldwin Wisconsin Idea, personal finance online degree written up in On Wisconsin magazine, and more.

Research Funding Opportunities, News & Info

Funding opportunities this week include the Joyce Foundation, LOI due by June 24; Spencer Foundation Small Research Grants on education, due July 1; American Family Insurance Data Science Institute at UW-Madison invites proposals on a wide range of data science research, due July 8; WI Humanities Council Major Grants are due August 15; Greater Milwaukee Community Foundation Cycle 3 grants are due August 28. NIH offers a mid-career development opportunity (K18) with due dates in March of 2021. Check out the rest of this post for UW-Madison research news.

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Q&A: Dr. Alvin Thomas on Black Men’s Mental Health Resources

A new mental health discussion group for Black men intends to help them cope with the added stressors of COVID-19 in daily life, as well as recent events of police violence against Black people. Dr. Alvin Thomas, Assistant Professor of Human Development and Family Studies, helps lead the group alongside fellow health and well-being experts in Wisconsin.

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SoHE News: May 22-28

Design History PhD student wins major research award, McInnes describes the “wau” in Wisconsin place names, incoming undergrad wins Summit Credit Union scholarship, Whelan remembers an unorthodox self-help author, and more.

Research Funding Opportunities, News & Info

Spencer Foundation’s Large Research Grants Program Intent to Apply deadline is June 18, with full applications due July 14. The Foundation for Child Development’s Young Scholars Program (YSP) supports early-career faculty doing implementation research in the early care and education workforce – LOI due June 30. The Institute of Education Sciences (IES) released grant guidelines for its FY2021 programs in Education Research and Special Education Research – LOI due June 11. A small grants environmental and sustainability program from Quadratec invites applications, due June 30. For graduate students: Open Society Foundations has a grant program for non-U.S.-born doctoral students doing social science or humanities research in their home countries, due July 22. In NSF news, the agency is extending its deadline for requiring new formats for biosketch and current and pending support.

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Design Studies PhD Student Natalie Wright Wins Prestigious Scholarship

Natalie Wright, who just completed her first year of PhD coursework in Design Studies, has won the Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. Recognized as a top applicant, Wright will research histories of making and disability under the mentorship of Professors Marina Moskowitz and Sarah Anne Carter.

Research Funding Opportunities, News & Info

The Russell Sage Foundation’s Visiting Scholar Program in the social sciences is accepting applications through June 25. A reminder that the OVCRGE’s Grant Writing Boot Camp for social scientists has a June 1 application deadline. In research-related news, UW-Madison has new fringe benefit rates for FY21. And NIH has released its annual summary of funding and award metrics for FY19.