Funding Opportunity: Wisconsin Partnership Program COVID-19 Response Grant

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The Wisconsin Partnership Program (WPP) 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.

Priority during this funding cycle will be given to proposals taking immediate action to address the COVID-19 pandemic. WPP 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.

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.

See the WPP website for full details and examples of eligible projects.

>> View the COVID-19 Response Grant request for proposals (PDF)

Questions may be directed to the following WPP contacts: