Funding Opportunities

AHW regularly issues requests for applications (RFAs) for funding awards. We seek partners who share our belief that by working together we can build a healthier Wisconsin today, and for generations to come. Through investments in research, health workforce development and education, and community initiatives, we are building capacity, developing new knowledge, and changing systems to positively impact health from cells to society statewide.

Open Opportunities

AHW regularly issues requests for applications (RFAs) for grant awards as well as invitations for merit reviewers to assist in the review of applications. Unsolicited proposals are not accepted. Find open funding opportunities below.


There are no open opportunities at this time.


In-process opportunities

Closed opportunities

View RFAs issued under our current 2019-2023 Five-Year Plan below

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  2020 Requests For Application

2020 Call for Collaborative Research Projects (Released June 2019) | View RFA | Funded Projects

2020 Call for Innovations to Advance Wisconsin's Health Workforce (Released September 2019) | View RFA | Funded Projects

2020 Call for Policy & Systems Changes for Improved Health (Released April 2019) | View RFA | Funded Projects

2020 Call for Population & Community Health Studies (Released November 2019) | View RFA | Funded Projects

2020 Learning Event Support (Released July 2019) | View RFA | Funding awarded on a rolling basis

2020 Preceptors for Student Research Experiences (Released July 2019) | View RFA | Funded Projects

2020 Urgent Response to COVID-19 (Released March 2020) | View RFA | Funded Projects

  2019 Requests for Application

2019 Policy and Systems Change (Released December 2018) | View RFA | Funded Projects

For more information on AHW-funded projects, visit our Funded Project Database

Merit ReviewErS

Throughout the year, the Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin Endowment (AHW) invites Wisconsin-based individuals with a broad range of expertise to apply to serve as merit reviewers for a variety of funding pathways opportunities.


Learn more and apply.

Application Resources

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  Where does the funding for AHW investments come from?

The Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin Endowment was established by the Medical College of Wisconsin to receive part of the charitable funds resulting from the conversion of Blue Cross/Blue Shield United of Wisconsin from a nonprofit organization to a for-profit corporation. While a peer program was also established at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, AHW is unique from other health care conversion foundations in that the public funds were entrusted to a private medical school. As a result, AHW carefully stewards this investment to ensure the funds are used to support advancements to improve the health of Wisconsin residents.

  How do I apply for AHW funding?

All applications in response to AHW open funding opportunities are managed through our online grants management system. You will find a link to each funding opportunity's online application on the dedicated RFA webpage.

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