Funding Opportunity: Collaborative Health Sciences Grant Program Now Open

Application deadline: December 16, 2021

The Wisconsin Partnership Program invites eligible faculty and staff to submit a preliminary application for a Collaborative Health Sciences Program grant. Through this grant program, the Partnership Program supports novel ideas and new approaches to interdisciplinary research or education advancing health, healthcare and health equity in Wisconsin and beyond.

The Partnership Program’s Partnership Education and Research Committee  (PERC) plans to fund up to three projects for $600,000 each over three years.

Preliminary applications are due December 16, 2021.

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

Collaborative teams are made up of a principal investigator and one or two co-principal investigators along with a number of collaborators consistent with the scope of the project.

Eligibility: The principal investigator must be a professor, associate professor, or academic staff with permanent PI status in the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. Co-principal investigators and collaborators may have appointments at any UW System campus, Marshfield Clinic, Gundersen Health System, the Medical College of Wisconsin, Aurora Health Care, state and local government agencies, or community organizations.

Teams must include at least two of the following disciplines: basic, clinical, social/behavioral and/or population sciences. Teams with a history of collaboration must explore a new direction.

Preliminary applications will be considered by the PERC for further development as full applications. PERC members will interview finalists June 13, 2022.

For more information and to review the Request for Proposals, visit the Partnership Program website. If you have questions, contact Tonya Mathison, Administrative Manager, at 608-265-6688 or

Learn more about how the Wisconsin Partnership Program improves health and advances health equity in our FIve-Year Plan