All applications must be led by an eligible Medical College of Wisconsin Principal Investigator (PI) who is a full-time or full-professional effort MCW faculty member with the rank of Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, or Professor with a primary appointment in the MCW School of Medicine.
All applications must include at least one MCW Co-Investigator that is a full-time or full professional effort MCW faculty member with a primary appointment in the MCW School of Medicine. Additional co-Is and collaborators are encouraged.
Please see full RFA for eligibility criteria.
All research teams must adhere to the eligibility requirements as defined in the full RFA.
Applicants are encouraged to assemble robust collaborative teams to deliver on project goals. Collaborations considered may include basic/clinical/population science collaborations, interdisciplinary collaborations between two or more disciplines, junior/established investigator collaborations, and academic/industry collaborations, among others.
AHW uses a cost-reimbursement model. 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, 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 form. Applications must be received by 5 PM (CST) on November 1, 2021. Applicants must answer all required fields and follow the restrictions set within the online form. No paper or emailed applications will be accepted. AHW will confirm receipt of the submission via email to the primary partners.
Following successful submission of the online form, signatures from key project personnel will be required via DocuSign to complete the LOI submission and be eligible to advance to the merit review process.
The 2022 MCW-led Collaborative Research for Improved Health is a two-step application process:
- Application Stage 1: Letter of intent (LOI) applications are due by 5 PM (CST) on November 1, 2021. AHW anticipants that applicants will be notified in mid-January 2022 of invitation to move to stage 2.
- Application Stage 2: Selected applicants will be invited to submit a full proposal application by 5 PM (CST) on March 14, 2022.
- Award Determination: Award determinations are anticipated to be made in mid-May 2022, with funded projects beginning their work in July 2022.