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New Investigator Program

The New Investigator Program provides up to $100,000 over two years to support early-career faculty in initiating 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.


The 2017 New Investigator Program application and request for proposals (RFP) is now available. See below for the 2017 funding cycle.


Previously funded projects span the continuum from basic, clinical, social/behavioral and population sciences. Three were funded in 2016.


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 2017 funding cycle, tenure-track assistant professors must have a formal start date on or after January 1, 2014, 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, 2012.


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 an 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 11, and the committee will announce the award recipients on December 13.


2017 Funding Cycle


Event Date

Request for Proposals released

May 10

Preliminary applications due

June 14

Preliminary applications reviewed


Applicants notified of status

August 15

Full applicant information session

August 30, 5-6pm

Full applications due

September 12

Full applications reviewed


Finalists selected

November 14

Interview finalists

December 11

Grantees selected

December 13

New Investigator Program

Last updated: 05/15/2017
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