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New Investigator Program

Preliminary applications for the 2015 New Investigator Program, which helps promising researchers take innovative approaches to improving health in Wisconsin, are being accepted via this online form through Tuesday, June 16. Application guidelines are available in the request for proposals (RFP).


Previously funded projects span the continuum from basic, clinical, social/behavioral and population sciences. Five were funded in 2014.


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.


For the 2015 funding cycle, tenure-track assistant professors must have a format start date on or after January 1, 2012, plus tenure-track extension, if applicable. Clinic health sciences (CHS) and clinician-teacher (CT) assistant professors must have a format start date on or after January 1, 2010.


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 applicants must submit a preliminary application via this online form. Reviewers will screen all preliminary applications for eligibility and viability, and the PERC will invite qualified applicants to submit a full application. PERC members will interview finalists Monday, December 7, and the committee will announce the award recipients on December 17.


Questions may be directed to the Wisconsin Partnership Program at


Funding Cycle


Event Date

Request for Proposals released

May 13,2015

Preliminary applications due

June 16, 2015

Preliminary applications reviewed

June-August 2015

Applicants notified of status

August 11, 2015

Full applications due

September 14, 2015

Full applications reviewed

September-November 2015

Finalists selected

November 10, 2015

Interview finalists

December 7, 2015

Grantees selected

December 17, 2015

Last updated: 05/13/2015
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