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.).

COVID-19 funding opportunities can be found on SoHE’s Search Funding Opportunities page.

Funding Opportunities for the week of October 23 – October 29, 2020

[reminder] Baldwin Wisconsin Idea Endowment – This competitive grant program at UW-Madison fosters public engagement and the advancement of the Wisconsin Idea. Proposals are encouraged for new outreach and public engagement activities that partner with community and off-campus organizations to extend and apply our research, education and practice-based knowledge to help solve problems or take advantage of opportunities. Faculty, staff and students are eligible to apply.
Project Grants are for projects 1-3 years long, up to $120K. Seed Grants are for projects 1 year or less, up to $4,000.
Due November 9: Project Grant Pre-proposals and SEED grant applications.
Please notify Sarah Marcotte if you plan to apply, to ensure timely completion of Chair and Dean designee approvals.

Understanding and Reducing Inequalities Initiative – This initiative offered by the OVCRGE is designed to support research to build stronger bodies of knowledge on how to reduce inequalities; that is, it seeks to move beyond scholarship pertaining only to describing the causes and consequences of inequalities with the aim of identifying actionable pathways for reducing inequalities on the basis of race, ethnicity, gender, disability, economic standing, language, minority status, country of origin, and/or immigration status. Requested budgets may be for <$100,000 or for $100,000-$250,000. Projects may be up to two years in duration. Click here for application instructions.
Due November 13: Abstract (300 words or less)
Due December 14: Full Application

Russell Sage Foundation (RSF) – For its November 11, 2020, deadline for letters of inquiry (LOI), RSF returns to accepting LOI under these core programs and special initiatives: Future of Work; Immigration and Immigrant Integration; Race, Ethnicity and Immigration ; Social, Political and Economic Inequality. RSF will also accept LOI relevant to any of RSF’s core programs that address at least one of these issues: i) Research on the COVID-19 pandemic and resulting recession in the U.S., or ii) Research on systemic racial inequality and/or the recent mass protests in the U.S. Click here for application guidelines.
Due November 11: Letter of Inquiry (LOI)

USDA-NIFA Women and Minorities in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Fields Program (WAMS) – This program supports research, education/teaching, and extension projects that increase participation by women and underrepresented minorities from rural areas in STEM. NIFA intends this program to address educational needs within broadly defined areas of food and agricultural sciences. Funded projects will improve the economic health and viability of rural communities. This program limits applications to one per institution.

Interested researchers must submit an internal application as a single PDF to the VCRGE: grants@research.wisc.edu
The internal application must include: i) Cover Sheet listing the Project Title, Name and Department of PI (1 page); ii) CV; and iii) Research project summary of no more than 4 pages of how the proposed project meets the goals of the solicitation. Click here for the internal application instructions.
Due November 18

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