Cardiovascular Center Funding Opportunities

The Cardiovascular Center at the Medical College of Wisconsin is pleased to offer three different funding opportunities to CVC members:

  • The Michael Keelan, Jr., MD, Research Foundation Award for eligible junior or mid-career investigators without current R01-equivalent funding. This award is made possible by a generous gift to the Cardiovascular Center by the Tendick Family in honor of Dr. Michael Keelan. One award is available. This is a one year, $50,000 grant.
  • The Steve Cullen Healthy Heart Scholar Award for all career level investigators with an emphasis on novel and innovative research. Applications involving a translational component (use of human tissues, etc.) are highly encouraged. This award is made possible by the Steve Cullen Healthy Heart Club Run/Walk (Walk/run on Saturday, February 15th in Tosa to raise funds! Register here.) and the Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin (AHW) endowment. One award is available. This is a one year, $50,000 grant.
  • The Cardiovascular Center Mini-Grants to acquire pilot data that will lead to the successful submission of an extramural grant application or manuscript. Priority will be given to applications that include a response to reviewers’ comments either from an extramural study section(s) or journal submission(s) from the last 2 years. Funding is made possible by the CVC’s AHW Parent Award. Up to 10 one year awards are available for $5,000 to $20,000 each.

The RFA with application instructions are available on Box.

Based on your feedback last year, the research strategy section of the application has been increased from 3 pages to 5 pages.

Application materials are due to the Cardiovascular Center (, that is cvc underscore grants at mcw dot edu) March 16, 2020 by 3:00 pm and eBridge applications are only created if an application is awarded.

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Allison DeVan, PhD

Academic Program and Research Consultant

Not currently a member of the CVC?

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Not eligible for membership?

We encourage you to reach out to a CVC Faculty Member to form a partnership and submit an application together.