Research funding opps, news & info

Funding Opportunities

UW Office of the Provost: Baldwin Wisconsin Idea Pre-Proposals are due November 11, 2019. SoHE faculty planning to submit a pre-proposal are asked to notify Sarah Marcotte, SoHE pre-award research administrator, by November 1, 2019, for planning purposes. Sarah can also pre-review the budget and provide non-technical/compliance review of the pre-proposal.

Gates Foundation Global Grand Challenges – Voices for Economic Opportunity: The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and its Global Grand Challenges partners are seeking creative, compelling ideas from individuals and organizations from all sectors in the U.S. to elevate diverse voices and broaden the national conversation about poverty and economic mobility. Awards of $100,000 will be made for projects up to 18 months in duration. Highest priority will be given to proposals that:

  • Highlight barriers to economic mobility as well as the impact of biases, intersectionality, and ideas around deservingness related to race, gender, ethnicity, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, age, physical and mental health, ability, and geography
  • Highlight the voices of individuals experiencing poverty
  • Highlight ideas for distributing these perspectives

Applications are due November 13, 2019 at 11:30AM PST. For more information, including how to apply, refer to the program website, fact sheet, and program rules and guidelines.

Russell Sage Foundation (RSF) Pipeline Grants: The Russell Sage Foundation (RSF) has launched its Pipeline Grants Competition, in partnership with the Economic Mobility and Opportunity program at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. This program seeks to advance innovative research on economic mobility and access to opportunity in the United States. This program is particularly interested in research focused on diagnosing and addressing structural barriers to economic mobility in this country. This initiative is designed to support early- and mid-career tenure-track scholars, and to promote diversity by prioritizing applications from scholars who are underrepresented in the social sciences. This includes racial, ethnic, gender, disciplinary, institutional, and geographic diversity. Proposals are due December 3, 2019. For more information see the full RFA and the program’s eligibility guidelines.

Training and Educational Opportunities

UW: The ED/SBS IRB is offering the upcoming workshop An Introduction to the IRB. This session provides an overview of IRB process and procedures, including information about required training, working in ARROW, developing a protocol application and supporting documents, and the IRB review process. The session will be held October 15, 2019 @ 2-3pm in Lathrop B137.  Register via this link.

UW: The Researcher Regulatory Fair will be held Tuesday October 29, 2019 from 11:00AM to 1:00PM at Union South’s Varsity Hall. This event gives faculty, staff, trainees, students and administrators the opportunity to meet with and ask questions of campus regulatory experts from offices such as the IRB, Export Control, Research and Sponsored Programs, Conflict of Interest, and a host of other research-related offices and areas. More information can be found in this flyer and on this website.

 Policies, Guidance, Other Resources

  • Resources: UW-Madison’s Research Data Services is dedicated to supporting UW researchers, students and staff with all aspects of research data including writing a strong data management plan, understanding federal sponsor data sharing requirements, and managing large datasets. For more information check out the Research Data Services website.
  • Guidance: Federal agencies have issued new guidance regarding disclosures of Other Support. RSP offers guidance to UW researchers on this evolving topic.
  • Guidance:  Federal agencies are concerned about foreign influence in research in higher education. RSP outlines the issues and impacts to UW researchers.

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