Apply for American Family Funding Initiative research grants by March 11

The American Family Funding Initiative offers grants up to $100K 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 (DSI) to provide this research funding opportunity. UW–Madison faculty and staff with permanent PI status are eligible to apply. Additional details are available here. The application deadline is March 11.

To help applicants create competitive proposals, the American Family Funding Initiative is hosting a virtual Town Hall meeting on February 8, 3:30-5 pm. This is an opportunity to learn more about the application process and resources for applicants. There will be time for questions and discussion with program leaders from American Family and UW-Madison. Registration is required. Register here

The DSI is a campus-wide research institute that aims to bring the power of data science to every discipline. Contact founding director Brian Yandell ( to discuss this funding initiative and other data science opportunities.