Funding Opportunities

Funding Research Databases

PIVOT provides global and local connections that strengthen research by exploring new avenues for funding and collaboration.

GrantForward uses specialized data-crawling technology to constantly update an extensive database of sponsors and funding opportunities, allowing thousands of grant opportunities to be gathered from over 9,000 US Sponsors. Every grant opportunity is thoroughly analyzed and then verified by their team of specialists to ensure accuracy.

World’s Largest Database of Sponsored Funding Opportunities.

COVID-19 Resources:
Funding opportunities compiled by InfoED.

The Foundation Center:
Foundation Center maintains a comprehensive database on U.S. and, increasingly, global grantmakers and their grants — a robust, accessible knowledge bank for the sector. It also operates research, education, and training programs designed to advance knowledge of philanthropy at every level.

UW-Madison Funding Opportunity Resources

SMPH Funding Announcements:
View grants and awards available through the School of Medicine and Public Health, including, but not limited to:

  • The Wisconsin Partnership Program
  • Damon-Runyan Physician-Scientist Training Award
  • The Dana Foundation
  • Doris Duke Charitable Foundation – Medical Research
  • The Hartwell Foundation
  • Lily’s Fund

UW-Madison Memorial Library Grants Information Center:
The Grants Information Collection (GIC) is a Funding Information Network partner of the Foundation Center. The GIC is a library collection located in Madison, WI where visitors do their own research. You may schedule an appointment with the Grants Librarian for assistance or attend one of their free workshops.

Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education (OVCRGE) – Funding Resources:
The OVCRGE provides research funding for faculty through its annual cross-campus Fall Research Competition, as well as funding for travel for faculty to domestic and international meetings, named professorships, mid-career awards, and faculty fellowships. Other VCRGE funding programs provide grants to help transfer technologies from the laboratory to the marketplace.

Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education (OVCRGE) – Internal Competitions:
The OVCRGE will coordinate these submissions for research opportunities by determining whether multiple candidates wish to apply and organizing an impartial review to select the most competitive proposal(s) to send forward to the funding agency. Coordination of opportunities that have narrow target research areas will be delegated to the School/College or Department involved in those areas.

UW-Madison Institute for Clinical and Translational Research (ICTR):
ICTR continually updates the pilot awards program to include new initiatives and funding opportunities.

Fellowship Opportunities

Funding support for graduate studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison largely takes the form of fellowships and traineeships. They are typically administered through a student’s respective academic program; therefore, inquiries about funding support should initially be addressed to the department.

Fellowship Programs

UW-Madison Fellowship Programs

Selected programs of interest to SMPH students are listed below; see the UW-Madison Office of Fellowships and Funding Resources site for additional opportunities.

Federal Agency Fellowship Programs

Non-Federal Agency Fellowship Programs