The Wisconsin Partnership Program invites eligible faculty and staff to submit a preliminary application for a Collaborative Health Sciences Program grant.

Through this grant program, the Partnership Program supports novel ideas and new approaches to interdisciplinary research or education advancing health, healthcare and health equity in Wisconsin and beyond. Preliminary applications are due April 11, 2019.

The Partnership Program’s Partnership Education and Research Committee (PERC) plans to fund up to three projects for $600,000 each over three years. Collaborative teams are made up of a principal investigator and one or two co-principal investigators along with a number of collaborators consistent with the scope of the project. The principal investigator must be a professor, associate professor, senior scientist or distinguished scientist at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. Co-principal investigators and collaborators may have appointments at any UW System campus, Marshfield Clinic, Gundersen Health System, the Medical College of Wisconsin, Aurora Health Care, state and local government agencies, or community organizations.

Teams must include at least two of the following disciplines: basic, clinical, social/behavioral and/or population sciences. Teams with a history of collaboration must explore a new direction.

Preliminary applications will be considered by the PERC for further development as full applications. PERC members will interview finalists Oct. 14, 2019.