Research Funding Opportunities, News & Info

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.).

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

Funding Opportunities for the week of July 10-July 17, 2020

The UW internal competition for National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Stipends is a great opportunity for faculty seeking summer salary support for humanities and related social science research. The UW-Madison has the opportunity to nominate up to two faculty to the national NEH summer stipend competition. The nominees are chosen by a subcommittee of the Research Committee. Anyone advanced to the national competition automatically receives 2/9ths summer salary support from the OVCRGE irrespective of whether or not they are successful in the national competition. Tenured faculty with distinguished publishing records are especially encouraged to apply. Awards are $6,000 for two summer months of full-time work on a humanities project. Applications for the internal competition are due to OVCRGE September 9, 2020.

The William T. Grant Foundation Institutional Challenge Grant encourages university-based research institutes, schools, and centers to build sustained research-practice partnerships with public agencies or nonprofit organizations in order to reduce inequality in youth outcomes. Applications are welcome from partnerships in youth-serving areas such as education, justice, child welfare, mental health, immigration, and workforce development. We especially encourage proposals from teams with African American, Latinx, Native American, and Asian American members in leadership roles. The partnership leadership team includes the principal investigator from the research institution and the lead from the public agency or nonprofit organization. Awards are $650,000 over three years to support one to two mid-career research fellows. The applicant must provide institutional support for one research fellow. Applications are due September 10, 2020.

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has an upcoming deadline for Community Interventions to Address the Consequences of the COVID-19 Pandemic among Health Disparity and Vulnerable Populations (R01- Clinical Trial Optional) (PAR-20-237). Projects may evaluate existing or ongoing community-based programs or policies (referred to hereafter as natural experiments) or prospectively test new or adapted interventions (referred to as prospective interventions). Projects should be designed to test hypotheses about mechanisms of action that account for an intervention’s effects; mechanisms may operate at any level of analysis. Projects must focus on health disparity or other COVID-19 vulnerable populations in the U.S. and, where possible, explore moderating factors (e.g., age, sex/gender). Applications are due August 28, 2020 and again December 1, 2020.

Research News

Reminder! The OVCRGE is sending updates frequently about returning to research activities. Be sure to bookmark the Return to Research webpage and check it regularly for new information.  Faculty and PIs must request approval for all on-site activities conducted by individuals for whom they have responsibility, whether as part of research teams (e.g. a lab group) or as independent researchers (e.g. a graduate advisee). The application to return to research activities must be submitted through the OVCRGE’s on-line request form, which will be reviewed within SoHE. If you have any questions about the return to research application process, please contact Sarah Marcotte.

The latest Research at UW newsletter covers a variety of topics: Returning research to campus, a centralized campus process for procurement and distribution of PPE, American Family Funding Initiative for data science awardees, UW-Madison Global Health Institute awardees, and much more.

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has issued Guidance for Applicants Preparing Applications for the Fall 2020 Due Dates During the COVID-19 Pandemic (NOT-OD-20-122), specifically, that NIH grant applications should NOT include contingency plans that would outline steps needed to recover from temporary, emergency situations, or institutional return-to-the-workplace plans, resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic.

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