The Wisconsin Partnership Program administers five competitive grant programs, each with a unique approach toward improving the health of the people of Wisconsin.
Community Grant Programs (annual request for partnerships)
- Community Impact Grant: The Community Impact Grants provide up to $1 million over five-years to support large-scale, evidence-based, community-academic partnerships aimed at achieving sustainable policy, systems and/or environmental changes that will improve health, health-equity and well-being in Wisconsin.
- Community Opportunity Grant: Community Opportunity Grants provide up to $50,000 in support for up to two years to implement and evaluate strategies identified in community health improvement plans and needs assessments. The grants are designed to enhance collaboration among public health departments, nonprofit organizations, hospitals, clinics, health care systems, schools, businesses and government leaders on community-identified health priorities.
Faculty Grant Programs
- Collaborative Health Sciences Program: The Collaborative Health Sciences Program provides up to $500,000 over three years to support novel ideas and new approaches to interdisciplinary research or education benefiting Wisconsin’s residents. Collaborative teams are made up of a principal investigator, co-principal investigator(s), and other collaborators. The principal investigator must be a professor, associate professor, senior scientist or distinguished scientist at the UW School of Medicine and Public Health.
- New Investigator Program: The New Investigator Program provides up to $100,000 over two years to support innovative research and/or educational approaches that address Wisconsin’s health issues. The program funds innovative proposals from new faculty that may be leveraged for external funding. Principal investigators must be assistant professors at the UW School of Medicine and Public Health.
- Partnership Education and Research Committee Opportunity Grants: PERC Opportunity Grants provide pilot funds of $50,000 to $100,000 over two years to support high-profile, highly innovative education and research projects aimed at benefitting the health of Wisconsin residents. Applicants must be UW School of Medicine and Public Health assistant professors, associate professors or professors.