AHW Announces Nearly $1.5 Million in Seed Funding Grants

December 14, 2022 Posted by AHW Endowment

The Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin Endowment (AHW) is pleased to announce the 31 projects selected for Seed Grant funding. The projects focus on promising biomedical research and community-based initiatives to improve Wisconsin residents' health and well-being.

A total of 40 proposals were submitted during the Aug. 1 – Sept. 12, 2022, Seed Grant funding application period and underwent a competitive application. AHW's three oversight bodies approved the selected projects' funding: the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) Consortium on Public and Community Health, AHW Research and Education Advisory Committee, and MCW Board of Trustees.

Seed Grant Funding for a Healthier Wisconsin

Of the 31 proposals approved for funding, 17 represent research projects led by MCW faculty. These studies will advance knowledge in pursuit of solutions to critical health challenges in Wisconsin and beyond – from developing new treatments for cancer and cardiovascular disease to addressing the state's long-standing and growing healthcare workforce shortage.

AHW will also fund 14 community-based initiatives focused on improving health and advancing health equity across Wisconsin and within specific communities – from improving crisis care in rural and tribal northern Wisconsin communities to increasing health literacy among refugee populations and reducing alcohol-related violence in vulnerable Milwaukee neighborhoods.

To learn more about the Seed Grant funding awards taking effect in January 2023 and other projects funded by AHW, visit our Funded Projects page. You can also explore available AHW funding opportunities here.