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.
See SoHE’s Search Funding Opportunities page several databases with COVID-19 funding opportunities.

Funding Opportunities for the week of April 20-24, 2020

New resource: SMPH medRAMP has developed a site for all investigators to search for COVID-19 funding opportunities.

UW/WARF COVID-19 Accelerator Challenge is a rapid response funding opportunity issued by WARF, in which they are dedicating resources and a portion of its Accelerator funds to inspire and advance technologies poised to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. The $100K fund is designed to speed the development of prototypes and other highly deployable concepts that can be commercialized or implemented in 6-12 months. Deadline extended – now due due May 6.

U.S. Department of Agriculture recently added a program area to its main Agricultural and Food Research Initiative (AFRI), Rapid Response to Novel Coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) Impacts Across Food and Agricultural Systems. There are four areas of priority: Health and Security of Livestock, Well-being of Farm, Food Service Providers and Rural Americans, Economic Security, and Food Safety. Applicants should focus on critical and urgent research, extension, or integrated solutions in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and its impacts on the nation’s food and agricultural system. Applications are due June 4.

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation seeks proposals that are primed to influence health equity in the future through Pioneering Ideas: Exploring the Future to Build a Culture of Health. The program’s four areas of focus include: Future of Evidence, Future of Social Interaction, Future of Food, and Future of Work. Proposals may be (but are not required to be) related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Proposals are accepted on a rolling basis.

RRF Foundation for Aging (formerly the Retirement Research Foundation) is accepting proposal applications for its next grant cycle. The Foundation has four priority areas: Caregiving, Economic Security in Later Life, Housing, and Social and Intergenerational Connectedness. Optional Letters of Intent (LOI) are due June 15. Proposals are due August 3.

News and Updates

This week’s NIH Nexus features several noteworthy updates including a new tool developed to help mine and analyze 45,000+ COVID-19 articles; updated FAQs for proposers and awardees; and advice for applicants and awardees who have encountered temporary emergency situations (e.g., What if you don’t have enough preliminary data for the application you planned to submit?)

Training & Education

Wondering which platform to use for video conferencing, meetings, and connecting with collaborators? The UW-Madison knowledgebase breaks down the main features and capabilities of Blackboard Collaborate, Google Meet, Cisco WebEx Meetings, Microsoft Teams, and Adobe Connect.

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