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New Investigator Program

The request for proposals (RFP) for the 2014 New Investigator Program, which helps promising researchers take innovative approaches to improving health in Wisconsin, will be available soon. Preliminary applications will be accepted from Thursday, May 15 through Tuesday, June 17.


Previously funded projects span the continuum from basic, clinical, social/behavioral and population sciences. Five were funded in 2013.


Grant Awards: Up to $100,000 over two years.


Applicant Eligibility: The principal investigator must be a UW School of Medicine and Public Health (SMPH) assistant professor with a salaried appointment of at least 50 percent.


Tenure-track assistant professors must have a formal start date on or after January 1, 2011, plus tenure-track extension, if applicable. Clinical health sciences (CHS) and clinician-teacher (CT) assistant professors must have a formal start date on or after January 1, 2009.


The Partnership Education and Research Committee (PERC) encourages eligible faculty within all School of Medicine and Public Health departments, including basic and applied science, to apply.


Applicants are limited to two submissions, an original and one resubmission, of the same proposal. Details are on page 3 of the RFP.

Application Process: All preliminary applications must be made via an online form, which will be available May 15. Reviewers will screen all preliminary applications for eligibility and viability, and the Partnership Education and Research Committee will invite qualified applicants to submit a full application. PERC members will select finalists and will interview them during the December PERC meeting.


Questions may be directed to the Wisconsin Partnership Program at


Funding Cycle


Event Date

Request for Proposals released

May 15, 2014

Preliminary applications due

June 17, 2014

Preliminary applications reviewed

June-August 2014

Applicants notified of status

August 12, 2014

Full applications due

September 11, 2014

Full applications reviewed

September-November 2014

Finalists selected

November 10, 2014

Applicants notified of status, finalists invited for interviews

November 11, 2014

Finalists interviewed by Partnership Education and Research Committee members

December 8, 2014

Last updated: 04/21/2014
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