Funding Opportunities

UKCPR Call for Proposals: Understanding Food-Related Hardships among Older Americans

UKCPR, with underwriting from the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) in the U.S. Department of Agriculture, will competitively award grants to qualified individuals and institutions to provide rigorous research that expands understanding of, and the attendant policy implications for, food-related hardships among older persons in the United States. For purposes of this RFP, older persons are defined as those ages 60 and older. We seek research proposals in one of three topical domains: (1) Describing households with food insecure seniors, including, but not limited to, factors such as functional status and ability to live independently, access to transportation, mental function, spousal health status, and social network and family connections; (2) Understanding factors underlying participation and recertification in food assistance and other safety net programs; and (3) Evaluating the causal impact of food and non-food assistance programs on health and nutrition outcomes, as well as related outcomes such as consumption tradeoffs. Total anticipated funding under this mechanism is $1.2 million for one large grant at $500,000, two large grants at $250,000 each, and four small grants at $50,000 each.

A requested letter of intent to submit a proposal is due by December 12, 2018. Full proposals are due January 23, 2019, with award dates on or about March 27, 2019.

The RFP is no longer available.  Conformance to all application requirements is required. Please direct administrative questions to Jeff Spradling at < > and reference RFP on Food Hardships in the subject line.



IRP Call for Proposals: Funding for Research on the "Geography of Opportunity" (2019–2020)

The Institute for Research on Poverty (IRP) at the University of Wisconsin–Madison seeks to fund research on spatial/locational aspects of poverty, a key area of interest identified by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE).Proposals are invited from U.S.-based Ph.D.-holding poverty scholars at all career stages, from postdoctoral fellows to senior faculty, and from all disciplines.* IRP anticipates funding four to eight projects, with awards ranging from $10,000 to $25,000.The grant contract period will be from April 1, 2019, to March 31, 2020.The 2019 to 2020 focal theme is research on spatial/locational aspects of poverty. We particularly invite research proposals that consider:

-The importance of geography in poverty reduction, opportunity, and economic mobility strategies and understanding why some locations lead to better outcomes

-Assess the extent of skills and spatial mismatch and identify implications for employers and job seekers and potential actionable solutions for poverty and policy

-Promising approaches for addressing rural poverty and isolated communities

-Implications of the intersection of poverty and geography for targeting and effective delivery of human and social services programs

The deadline to submit your proposal is 11:59 p.m. CDT, January 13th, 2019. Please see the attached RFP for more information regarding eligibility, selection criteria, and application instructions. More details can also be found here

*Please note: University of Wisconsin–Madison faculty and postdoctoral fellows are ineligible for this funding.