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New Investigator Program

Preliminary applications for the 2016 New Investigator Program, which helps new researchers take innovative approaches to improving health in Wisconsin, are being accepted via this online form through June 22. Application guidelines are available in the request for proposals (RFP).


Previously funded projects span the continuum from basic, clinical, social/behavioral and population sciences. Four were funded in 2015.


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 2016 funding cycle, tenure-track assistant professors must have a format start date on or after January 1, 2013, 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, 2011.


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.

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 December 12, and the committee will announce the award recipients on December 14.


Questions may be directed to Tonya Mathison, Administrative Manager, at or (608) 265-6688.


2016 Funding Cycle


Event Date

Request for Proposals released

May 11

Preliminary applications due

June 22

Preliminary applications reviewed


Applicants notified of status

August 9

Full applicant information session

August 24, 5-6pm

Full applications due

September 13

Full applications reviewed


Finalists selected

November 15

Interview finalists

December 12

Grantees selected

December 14

New Investigator Program

Last updated: 05/11/2016
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