Category Archives: Back of the House

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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.

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Dr. Melody Harvey to Join Consumer Science in Fall 2020

Currently the National Poverty Fellow at the Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Administration for Children and Families, Harvey studies how public policies affect economically vulnerable populations in the U.S., with a focus on the effects of K-16 financial education on the financial outcomes of youth and young adults across different socioeconomic groups.

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SoHE News: May 8-14

Soyeon profiled in Madison Magazine, Addo on America’s “subaltern middle class,” CNPL major profiled in Chicago Tribune, O’Brien anticipates a very different retail future, and more.

Research Funding Opportunities, News & Info

Funding opportunities this week include Spencer Foundation COVID-19 impacts on educational inequality, due May 18; and Social Science Research Council small grants for COVID-19 research, due June 1. NIH funding opportunities include those for biopsychosocial research; Native American health; and maternal health racial disparities. NSF Developmental Sciences (DS) program’s annual funding cycle has a deadline of July 15. Campus is offering a Grant-Writing Boot Camp for social scientists, apply by June 1. RSP has a new webpage addressing furlough impacts on sponsored programs.


SoHE News: May 1-7

Student accomplishments to celebrate, Collins joins Crossroads of Ideas COVID-19 discussion, Addo on financial impacts for millennials, and more.

Research Funding Opportunities, News & Info

The Center for Financial Security is interested in funding research on the impacts of COVID-19 on Social Security programs. The Craft Futures Fund invites proposals for creative craft projects related to COVID-19, due May 12. The SMPH at UW-Madison is overseeing an internal competition for the Hartwell Foundation Individual Biomedical Research Awards, due May 28. NIH standard grant application deadlines are approaching for parent R01 (June 5) and R03 and R21 (June 16) grant applications. NSF Social Psychology and Sociology programs have upcoming deadlines in July and August. NIGMS at the NIH is offering webinars on a variety of topics of interest to graduate students, post-docs and faculty researchers. RSP has released comprehensive FAQs about international research collaborations and what must be reported in grant applications and progress reports.

Social Poverty

SoHE News: Apr 17–23

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Research Funding Opportunities, News & Info

SMPH medRAMP now offers a listing of both UW and external COVID-19 funding opportunities. USDA expanded its AFRI program to include rapid response proposals for agriculture and food systems, due June 4 . Robert Wood Johnson Foundation seeks proposals for its Pioneering Ideas call, rolling deadline. RRF Foundation for Aging invites proposals for its next grant cycle, due August 3. This week’s NIH Nexus highlights a tool to mine and analyze COVID-19 research articles; provides updates to FAQs; and offers practical advice to proposers impacted by the pandemic. Also, be sure to check out UW-Madison’s knowledgebase that summarizes the features and options available for online video meetings and conferences.

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SoHE News: Apr 10–16

CNPL major wins Truman Scholarship, Grad student connects local farms’ produce with Latino/Indigenous families in need, Consumer Science PhD alum publishes CDL research in Nature, Hartley featured on WPR and Wisconsin State Journal, Halpern-Meekin applies “social poverty” concept to understanding families’ COVID experiences, and more.