The Wisconsin Partnership Program at the UW School of Medicine and Public Health 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 fosters the development of early career faculty in the UW School of Medicine and Public Health as they initiate new, innovative research or education pilot projects to improve health, health care and/or health equity in Wisconsin and beyond. This grant program funds proposals from new faculty with strong potential to leverage more substantial support from federal or other granting agencies.

The Partnership Program’s Partnership Education and Research Committee (PERC) plans to fund up to four projects.

Please note the two-part application deadline: Applicants must register in Wisconsin Partnership Program’s grants management system by Aug. 9, 2022. Preliminary applications are due Aug. 11, 2022.

A Principal Investigator is required and must be a UW School of Medicine and Public Health assistant professor with a salaried appointment of at least 50 percent. Please see the Request for Proposal for full eligibility requirements.

Successful applicants will join a highly distinguished cohort of 76 assistant professors from departments across the School of Medicine and Public Health who launched their careers through grants that together total $8 million. Their work, which spans the spectrum of basic science, clinical and translational and applied public and community health research, has leveraged $46 million.

Eligible faculty in all UW School of Medicine and Public Health departments, including the basic sciences, are encouraged to apply.