Wisconsin Partnership Program announces $1.5 million in grant funding in response to COVID-19

The Wisconsin Partnership Program at the UW School of Medicine and Public Health invites eligible faculty and community organizations to submit applications to the COVID-19 Response Grant Program.

The COVID-19 Response Grant Program is designed to help community organizations and UW-Madison researchers address the urgent challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.

This grant program will provide a strategic, flexible, rapid-response mechanism to support innovative, responsive, high-impact projects that aim to improve the health of the people of Wisconsin by lessening the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic through scientific, medical, or public health approaches and/or by supporting those most at risk or experiencing the greatest disparities in care.

Funding scope and duration

Priority during this funding cycle will be given to proposals taking immediate action to address the COVID-19 pandemic. The Wisconsin Partnership Program will provide up to $1.5 million, directing $750,000 to support community-led projects and $750,000 to support faculty-led projects. Award amounts will range between $25,000 and $150,000 based on proposed budgets, for a duration no longer than 12 months.

The exact number of awards will be determined based upon the merit of the proposals received and the funding amount requested by successful applicants.

A future funding cycle for the COVID-19 response request for proposals will be considered as the COVID-19 pandemic evolves.

Applications are due April 15, 2020.


Community organizations and UW-Madison faculty and academic staff with principal investigator (PI) status may apply for funding.

Community-led projects: The community applicant must be a Wisconsin-based nonprofit, tax exempt, 501(c)(3) organization or a tribal or government entity.

Faculty-led projects: A principal Investigator (PI) is required and must have an appointment as a UW-Madison faculty member or academic staff with permanent PI status.

Please see the website for eligibility details and examples of eligible projects.

Read the full article at: https://www.med.wisc.edu/wisconsin-partnership-program/covid-19-response-grant-program/