All applications must be submitted by an eligible MCW principal investigator (PI). The MCW PI must be a full-time or full professional effort MCW faculty member with the rank of Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, or Professor, and have a primary appointment in the School of Medicine. The MCW PI will be responsible for the fiduciary and reporting requirements of the AHW project and project budget.
Eligible projects may be focused on a variety of activities, such as (but not limited to) exploring novel research strategies, pursuing innovative workforce development and educational initiatives for the current and future health workforce, promoting new approaches to advance health, and gathering and analyzing data to inform future ventures and disseminate novel evidence and findings.
Applicants will clearly identify a health need, an immediate gap in knowledge or practice, and propose research methods to test a new approach to address the gap and inform future efforts to impact the health need. Successful proposals will position the applicant to build upon promising efforts and demonstrate the potential to lead to improved health and well-being for Wisconsin residents. At the conclusion of the award, projects will be poised to continue, scale, or replicate successful approaches and take their efforts to the next level for long-term impact on health and/or health equity.
Funds may only be used for direct, project-related expenses. Please review a list of AHW’s Allowable and Unallowable Costs (PDF) as you prepare your application.
In addition, and in accordance with AHW’s state-required mandates, AHW funds may not supplant funds or resources otherwise available. Please see AHW’s Supplanting Criteria (PDF) for details.
Applications will be accepted only through the official online application form. No paper or emailed applications will be accepted. Applicants must answer all required fields and follow the restrictions set within the online form.
Applications are due by 5:00 pm CST on September 12, 2022. Late applications will not be accepted.
AHW’s MCW-led Seed Grants funding opportunity is a single-stage application process. Following the application and review process, AHW anticipates sharing award determinations in mid-November 2022, with funded projects beginning their work January 1, 2023.
All applications will undergo a technical review to ensure that all requirements are met.
Applications that pass technical review will advance to a peer review process. Each applicant will identify a faculty peer reviewer from their project team who will be tasked with reviewing other applications to the AHW MCW-led Seed Grants funding opportunity. Peer reviewers will provide scores and comments based on the review criteria included in the Call for Applications. The peer reviewer must complete all assigned peer reviews for their submitted application to be eligible for funding consideration.
Following peer review, the AHW Research and Education Advisory Committee (REAC) will review the recommendations from the peer reviewers and approve a slate of proposals to fund.