Funding opportunity: Collaborative Health Sciences grant application now open

January 8, 2024

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

Through this grant program, WPP supports interdisciplinary team science to advance novel research or education approaches that bring together different disciplines to target complex health problems while advancing health, health care and health equity in Wisconsin and beyond.

Grant awards are up to $600,000 over three years. The Partnership Education and Research Committee (PERC) anticipates funding up to five projects during the 2024 grant cycle, including at least one community-engaged research project and at least one basic or translational science project.

Preliminary applications are due February 12, 2024.

View the Request for Proposals and key dates

Applicant eligibility: The primary project team is composed of one Principal Investigator (PI) and one or two Co-principal Investigators and must include two or more of the following disciplines: basic, clinical, education, informatics/data, population, social/behavioral and/or translational sciences. In addition, the team may include collaborators consistent with the scope of the project.

A PI must have a salaried appointment of at least 50 percent as professor, associate professor or academic staff with permanent PI status in the UW School of Medicine and Public Health. Co-PIs and collaborators may have an appointment at any Universities of Wisconsin campus or other academic institution, Wisconsin health care system, the Medical College of Wisconsin, Wisconsin-based nonprofit community organization, 4K–12 school district or Wisconsin tribal, state or local government entity.

Preliminary applications will be considered by the PERC for further development as full applications.

If you have questions, contact Aimee Haese, WPP Program Officer, at