Wisconsin Partnership Program accepting applications for New Investigator Grant Program

June 12, 2024

The Wisconsin Partnership Program (WPP) at the UW School of Medicine and Public Health invites eligible faculty to submit a preliminary application for a New Investigator Program grant.

Through this grant program, WPP supports early-career faculty to initiate new, innovative research and education pilot projects to improve health and health care and to advance health equity in Wisconsin and beyond. Awards are up to $150,000 over two years.

Preliminary applications are due July 10, 2024, 5 p.m. CDT.

A principal investigator is required and must be a UW School of Medicine and Public Health assistant professor with a salaried appointment of at least 50 percent. Please see the request for proposals for full eligibility requirements. Eligible faculty in basic science and clinical science departments across the school are encouraged to apply.

The New Investigator Program is designed to develop and sustain the academic and research excellence of early-career faculty. To date, this grant program has helped launch the careers of 84 UW School of Medicine and Public Health assistant professors through grants totaling $9 million. Grantees’ work, which spans the spectrum of basic science, clinical and translational, and applied public and community health research, has leveraged $56 million.

The Wisconsin Partnership Program’s Partnership Education and Research Committee plans to fund up to six projects.

Contact WPP program officer Kattia Jimenez, kjimenez@wisc.edu, with questions.

The Wisconsin Partnership Program is a grantmaking program within the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health committed to improving health and advancing health equity through investments in community partnerships, education and research initiatives