Andrea Galmozzi and another researcher discussing data on a monitor


The Wisconsin Partnership Program has created a research infrastructure within the School of Medicine and Public Health that emphasizes public health in both education and research.

We support innovative research dedicated to health promotion and prevention as well as to the diagnoses, treatment, and cure of disease, with an emphasis on reducing health disparities. Our investments provide a solid foundation to address today’s health problems and have the potential to improve health far into the future. Grantees are addressing health issues and answering fundamental questions that will impact the health of the people of Wisconsin and beyond.

The Partnership Education and Research Committee supports faculty grant programs as well as strategic education and research initiatives.

Faculty Grant Programs

Faculty Grants support innovative research to prevent, diagnose, treat, and cure diseases. These grants target a multitude of issues affecting Wisconsinites, including Alzheimer’s disease, blindness, cancer, diabetes, infectious disease, maternal and child health, obesity and more. Our faculty researchers produce new knowledge and discoveries that can be translated to improvements in human health. Grant programs exist for early career researchers, teams of collaborators, and faculty working on high-impact research and education projects benefiting the people of Wisconsin.

For more information about specific faculty grant programs, including eligibility, deadlines and how to apply, visit the Faculty Grants page.

Strategic Education and Research Grants

Through Strategic Education and Research Grants, the Wisconsin Partnership Program provides significant levels of funding to selected investigators and teams to initiate or further enhance novel infrastructure programs to improve health and health care and advance health equity in Wisconsin. With our support, these strategic initiatives have helped build capacity within and beyond the school for innovative research and education that addresses population health, health care delivery and more.

The Wisconsin Partnership Program provides strategic research grant funding to the following:

  • Institute for Clinical and Translational Research (ICTR): A strategic grant to the Institute for Clinical and Translational Research provides the single largest source of institutional funding support for the National Institutes of Health Clinical and Translational Sciences Award (CTSA) at UW–Madison. The grant — which supports integrated modules within ICTR to enable innovative approaches community-engaged clinical and translational research — advances the mission of the Wisconsin Partnership Program and enhances the impact of the CTSA award across the UW School of Medicine and Public Health, UW–Madison and the state of Wisconsin.
  • Survey of the Health of Wisconsin (SHOW): SHOW is a one-of-a-kind statewide population health infrastructure for tracking trends in priority health indications. With data from more than 6,000 participants, SHOW provides a comprehensive picture of the health of Wisconsin residents and supports academic and community-based research.
  • Measuring and Addressing Health Disparities in the Quality of Care Among Wisconsin Health Systems: This statewide project is funded jointly by the Wisconsin Partnership Program and the Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin Endowment at Medical College of Wisconsin. Led by Maureen Smith, MD, PhD, MPH, SMPH professor, SMPH Departments of Population Health Sciences and Family Medicine and Community Health, and Joan M. Neuner, MD, MPH, professor, Department of Medicine at the Medical College of Wisconsin, and in partnership with the Wisconsin Collaborative for Health Care Quality, the project is researching and recommending solutions to inequities in accessing and delivering care in Wisconsin. Learn more on the Healthy Metric website.

View WPP’s Strategic Education Grants