Research Funding Opportunities, News & Info

For budget help with any of the below funding opportunities, contact Sarah Marcotte, SoHE pre-award research administrator.

Find the complete list of current funding opportunities as posted to the “Research funding opportunities, news & info” blog.
Find a compilation of grant funding opportunities for graduate students (fellowship, dissertation, travel/conference grants, etc.).

See RSP’s website for COVID-19 Updates Related to Sponsored Programs.

Funding Opportunities for the week of April 6-10, 2020

In response to COVID-19, the American Psychological Foundation is allocating up to $20,000 in funding (per project) to support psychological research that will provide insights that will help psychologists to work with individuals, families, and groups who are struggling to cope during these challenging times. This grant will fall under APF Visionary Grant priorities of using psychology to solve social problems. Pilot projects, additions to existing studies, and/or review and application of current literature will be considered for funding. Creativity in methodology and design is encouraged.
See the APF Request for Proposals. Applications are due May 1, 2020. Review of applications will be done on an expedited timeline with funding available in May.

The William T. Grant Foundation invites Letters of Inquiry (LOI) for its Research Grants on Reducing Inequality program. The program supports high-quality field-initiated studies from a range of disciplines and methodologies that are relevant to policies affecting the lives of young people between the ages of 5 and 25 in the United States. Priority is given to work aimed at reducing inequality on the basis of race, ethnicity, economic standing, language, minority status, or immigrant origin. Proposals may be submitted for major Research Grants for awards ranging from $100,000 to $600,000 for two to three years.
LOI are due May 6, 2020. Selected applicants will be invited to submit a full proposal.

Limited Submission: UW-Madison Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education (OVCRGE) invites applications to a limited competition funding opportunity, the NIH Science Education Partnership Award (SEPA)(R25) 2020. The NIH Research Education Program (R25) supports research education activities in the mission areas of the NIH. The overarching goal of this R25 program is to support educational activities that complement and/or enhance the training of a workforce to meet the nation’s biomedical, behavioral and clinical research needs.

This FOA will support creative educational activities with a primary focus on:

  • Courses for Skills Development
  • Research Experiences
  • Mentoring Activities
  • Curriculum or Methods Development
  • Outreach

Interested researchers must submit an application to the OVCRGE by May 8, 2020. Refer to the OVCRGE announcement for application requirements and submission instructions.

News and Updates

Funding agencies and sponsors are regularly providing updated information to the research community related to impacts of COVID-19 on proposal submission and award management. Refer to RSP’s website for COVID-19 updates related to sponsored projects and refer to UW’s COVID-19 website for comprehensive information for the campus community.

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