UWPRC Small Grants Funding

The UWPRC is pleased to offer small grants to support research promoting maternal and child health and health equity. Grants are intended to support small-scale and innovative research projects, especially those that will provide preliminary data leading to larger research efforts. Proposals on a wide range of topics are invited but should fall under the core research areas of the UWPRC, which include population health and wellbeing, health equity, or disease prevention for women, children, and families.


All UW-Madison faculty, scientists and post-doctoral fellows conducting health promotion or disease prevention research at UW-Madison are invited to apply. Grants can be single- or multi-investigator.


Grants will range in value from $5,000 to $30,000 for a 12-month period. We anticipate that the average grant will be $15,000. Funds can be used to support research assistance, data or analysis costs, community engagement efforts, and salary.

For early career investigators, the grant will be awarded with an additional stipend ($1,500) for a senior faculty mentor to provide ongoing support and feedback related to the funded research and possibly to new grant submissions resulting from the work.


We expect to fund on average 3-5 projects per year.

The 2020 Small Grants Application period has ended. The 2020 awardees are listed here.