Funding Opportunities

Federal Funding Sources

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality:
Grant announcements from AHRQ for supporting research to improve the quality, effectiveness, accessibility, and cost effectiveness of health care.

Department of Defense:
Current funding opportunities and research program areas through the Department of Defense
A “one-stop shop” for U.S. Federal government funding. All current opportunities from 26 U.S. government agencies, including National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation, Department of Education and Department of the Interior.

Health Resources and Services Administration:
HRSA fulfills its mission through grants and cooperative agreements.

National Institutes of Health:
Current and past RFAs (requests for applications), PAs (program announcements) and notices from the National Institutes of Health.

National Science Foundation:
Current solicitations and previous awards from the National Science Foundation.

Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute:
All open funding opportunities through PCORI can be found at this link.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration:
SAMHSA makes grant funds available through the Center for Substance Abuse Prevention, the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment, and the Center for Mental Health Services. Find funding opportunities that support programs for substance use disorders and mental illness, and learn about the grant application, review, and management process.

US Department of Education – Grants Forecast:
This document lists virtually all programs and competitions under which the Department has invited or expects to invite applications for new awards and provides actual or estimated deadline dates for the transmittal of applications under these programs.

SMPH Funding Opportunities

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 Funding Opportunity Resources

UW-Madison Memorial Libary 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 thier free workshops.

Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education (VCRGE) – Internal Competitions:
The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education (VCRGE) 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.

Funding Research Databases

PIVOT provides global and local connections that strengthen research by exploring new avenues for funding and collaboration. (NOTE: you must be on the UW-Madison campus network or VPN to access PIVOT.)

GrantForward uses specialized data-crawling technology to constantly update our 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 thier team of specialists to ensure accuracy.

World’s Largest Database of Sponsored Funding Opportunities

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.