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University of Wisconsin–Madison

Institutional Nominations and Internal Competitions

Sponsors may limit the number of applications that an institution may submit for a particular grant program.  The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research (OVCR) will coordinate these submissions for research opportunities by determining whether multiple candidates wish to apply and organizing an impartial review to select the most competitive proposal(s) to send forward to the funding agency. Coordination of opportunities that have narrow target research areas will be delegated to the School/College or Department involved in those areas.

Click here for previous year's competitions.

Click here to learn more about the "Procedure for research grant programs that limit the number of proposal submissions per campus".

Given the competitive nature of selecting the limited number of UW-Madison submissions, the OVCR is often forced to choose from several worthy submissions. Therefore, a decision to not advance a specific application does not necessarily reflect any specific deficits of that application. Faculty whose nominations are not selected to advance are encouraged to work with their mentoring committee to review their nomination packages along with the program requirements and priorities, with the goal of fine tuning the nomination for future submission.

Current competitions

NIH Director’s Early Independence Awards (DP5) 2025

Deadline for Internal Review: June 11, 2024

American Diabetes Association Pathway to Stop Diabetes 2024

Deadline for Internal Review: May 13, 2024

NSF Research Traineeship (NRT) Program 2025

Deadline for Internal Review: May 13, 2024

Brain Research Foundation Scientific Innovations Award 2025

Deadline for Internal Review: May 03, 2024

Falk Medical Research Trust Catalyst Award 2024

Deadline for Internal Review: April 19, 2024

Stanley Smith Horticultural Trust 2025

Deadline for Internal Review: April 10, 2024

Pew Scholars Program in the Biomedical Sciences 2025

Deadline for Internal Review: March 28, 2024

2025 Beckman Scholars Program

Deadline for Internal Review: April 05, 2024

NIH Shared Instrumentation Grant (SIG) Program (S10) 2024

Deadline for Notice of Intent: April 25, 2024

NIH High-End Instrumentation (HEI) Grant Program (S10) 2024

Deadline for Notice of Intent: April 25, 2024

NSF Partnerships for Innovation (PFI) Research Partnerships (PFI-RP) track

Deadline for Internal Review: March 05, 2024

Ono Pharma Breakthrough Science Initiative Awards Program 2024

Deadline for Internal Review: January 08, 2024

NSF National Artificial Intelligence (AI) Research Institutes: Accelerating Research, Transforming Society, and Growing the American Workforce

Deadline for Internal Review: September 14, 2023