The Wisconsin Partnership Program has funded more than 450 grants since 2004, supporting work in every county in the state. Our research grant programs support innovative research dedicated to health promotion and prevention as well as the diagnoses and treatment of disease. Through our community grant programs, communities have requested and received funding to address complex public health issues throughout Wisconsin.

Community Opportunity Grants

The Community Opportunity Grants Program, launched in 2015 by the Oversight and Advisory Committee, seeks to enhance collaboration among public health departments, nonprofit organizations, hospitals, clinics and health care systems, schools, businesses and government leaders on community-identified health priorities.

Community-Academic Partnership Fund

The Community-Academic Partnership Fund, established by the Oversight and Advisory Committee, promotes the goals of Wisconsin's health plan, Healthiest Wisconsin 2020 and the Mission, Vision and Guiding Principles of the Wisconsin Partnership Program. A transparent, accessible and objective grant process has resulted in 135 grants awarded totaling $27 million to community organizations.

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.

Collaborative Health Sciences Program

The Collaborative Health Sciences Program provides up to $600,000 over three years to support novel ideas and new approaches to interdisciplinary research or education benefiting Wisconsin’s residents. Collaborative teams are made up of a principal investigator, co-principal investigator(s) and other collaborators.