American Family Funding Initiative call for proposals

The American Family Funding Initiative offers grants of $75-150K to stimulate and support cutting-edge, highly innovative and groundbreaking research in the rapidly growing field of data science, including computing and artificial intelligence. American Family Insurance has partnered with UW–Madison through the American Family Insurance Data Science Institute (AFIDSI) to provide this research funding opportunity. All UW–Madison faculty and staff with PI status are eligible to apply. Topics of interest range from behavioral economics to signal processing to data integration to fraud analytics. Additional details are available here. The application deadline is March 17, 2021.

The AFIDSI is a campus-wide research institute that aims to bring the power of data science to every discipline. Feel free to contact interim director Brian Yandell ( to discuss this funding initiative and other data science opportunities.