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University of Wisconsin–Madison

Pandemic-Affected Research Continuation Initiative

This competition is now closed.

About the Initiative:

The COVID-19 pandemic has, in some cases, necessitated the expenditure of research funds although certain on-site research activities have been restricted, such as face-to-face human subjects research, research travel or facilities-based research activities. The Pandemic-Affected Research Continuation Initiative will support projects for which expenditures were compelled to continue although certain research activities were stalled, such that the project now faces a shortage of funds to complete those activities. Support for loss of critical and time-sensitive research supplies and resources due to reduction of on-site research activities will also be considered. Equipment costs are not allowable under this program. Proposals for one-time replacement funds may be submitted by faculty and permanent principal investigators of any rank who are in such a situation, though priority will be given to probationary faculty and permanent principal investigators. Awards of up to $50,000 will be considered.

Award notifications will be sent in December 2020 with funding to begin on January 1, 2021. The standard duration of the grant will be from January 1, 2021 to December 31, 2021. Award recipients will be asked to complete a brief report at the end of the award period.

General and technical questions should be sent to: competitions@research.wisc.edu

Questions concerning proposals should be sent to the appropriate divisional Associate Vice Chancellor for Research (see below):

Arts and Humanities

Florence Hsia florence.hsia@wisc.edu

Biological Sciences

Cynthia Czajkowski cmczajko@wisc.edu

Physical Sciences

Amy Wendt wendt@engr.wisc.edu

Social Sciences

Lonnie (Lawrence) Berger lmberger@wisc.edu