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Research Resources

Internal Funding Opportunities

MCW departments, centers, and committees support investigators with seed funding, pilot programs, and other awards. 

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Faculty Vitality Award (January)

Award Summary: The Faculty Vitality Award is intended to promote academic vitality, career development, and clinical and/or research productivity within a flexible structure which recognizes the value of scholarly development and the need to balance professional responsibilities. All faculty with 6+ years of full time service to MCW at the rank of Assistant Professor or higher are eligible. 

Sponsor: Office of the Dean

Amount: TBD

Approximate Application Due Date: January 13

Contact: Office of Faculty Affairs

Cancer Center Pilot Grants (June & December)

Award Summary: The Cancer Center Pilot Grant program offers seed funding to cancer researchers in ever-changing categories with a goal of improving the health of Wisconsin citizens. 

Sponsor: Cancer Center

Amount: Varies

Approximate LOI Due Date: June 1 and December 1

Contact: Nicole Davis

Children's Research Institute Innovative Research Awards (July)

Award Summary: The Children's Research Institute Innovative Research Awards fund projects that address pediatric-focused research and that also stimulate a team approach to science in one of the seven CRI focus areas. 

Sponsor: Children's Research Institute

Amount: Pilot Award = $75,000/year for 1 year; Multiyear Award = $125,000/year for 2 years 

Approximate Application Due Date: July 25

Contact: Linda Galecke

Clinical & Translational Science Institute Traditional Pilot Awards (August)

Award Summary: The Clinical & Translational Science Institute's Traditional Start-Up Award funds projects that stimulate inter-institutional and interdisciplinary translational and clinical research among the CTSI partner institutions. 

Sponsor: Clinical & Translational Science Institute

Amount:$50,000/year for 1 year

Approximate Application Due Date: August 1

Contact: Christine Zeller

Clinical & Translational Science Institute Pilot Start-Up Awards (May)

Award Summary: The Clinical & Translational Science Institute's Pilot Start-Up Award funds small, short-term feasibility studies for the purpose of developing a strong, highly competitive proposal for the CTSI Traditional Pilot Award. 

Sponsor: Clinical & Translational Science Institute

Amount: $12,500 for 6 months

Approximate Application Due Date: May 15

Contact: Christine Zeller

Imagine More Award (April)

Award Summary: The Imagine More Award supports an MCW faculty member to carry out research designed to transform our ability to prevent, treat, or cure neurologic or psychiatric disease. 

Sponsor: Neuroscience Research Center (funded by proceeds from the Imagine More Dinner)

Amount: $25,000/year for one year

Approximate Application Due Date: April 3

Contact: Wesley Hoffman

Research Affairs Committee New Faculty Pilot Grant (March & September)

Award Summary: The Research Affairs Committee (RAC) New Faculty Pilot Grant provides seed funding to faculty within 4 years of their first MCW appointment for the initiation of new projects. The primary goal of the award is to help applicants obtain preliminary results that will enable them to compete successfully for extramural funding. 

Sponsor: Research Affairs Committee

Amount: $25,000/year for one year

Approximate LOI Due Date: March 10 & September 10

Contact: Lynne Prost