The Wisconsin Partnership Program invites eligible faculty to submit a preliminary application for a New Investigator Program grant. Awards are up to $150,000 over two years.

Through this grant program, the Wisconsin Partnership Program supports early-career faculty to initiate innovative research and education projects to improve health, health care and health equity in Wisconsin. The Partnership Program’s Partnership Education and Research Committee (PERC) plans to fund up to four projects.

Preliminary applications are due October 10, 2019. 


The principal investigator must be an assistant professor at the UW School of Medicine and Public Health with a salaried appointment of at least 50 percent. Tenure-track assistant professors must have a formal start date on or after January 1, 2016. Clinical health sciences (CHS) and clinician-teacher (CT) assistant professors must have a formal start date on or after January 1, 2014.

Faculty who have received track extensions or have appointments below 1.0 FTE are encouraged to contact Tonya Mathison at to verify eligibility.

The New Investigator Program supports approaches that span the spectrum of basic, clinical, social/behavioral or population sciences. Therefore, faculty within all School of Medicine and Public Health departments, including basic sciences, are encouraged to apply.

Preliminary applications will be considered for further development as full applications. PERC members will interview finalists April 13, 2020.

For more information, including a description of past awards, and to review the Request for Proposals, visit the Wisconsin Partnership Program website. If you have questions, contact Tonya Mathison, administrative manager, at 608-265-6688 or