Deadline: 23 July 2014
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) invites public entities or nonprofit organizations or academic institutions in the United States that are tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code for the Public Health Services and System Research. The eligible entities are encouraged to submit project proposals to conduct research that aims at expanding the evidence for administrative and policy mechanisms that improve quality, efficiency and value in public health delivery.
Projects may target to
- Elucidate the health and economic value of public health activities.
- Understand how elements of the public health system influence the effective implementation of evidence-based public health strategies and/or strategies for collaboration between the public health and clinical health care delivery systems.
- Test the impact of alternative strategies for delivering evidence-based public health services and/or collaborative approaches aimed at community health improvement between the public health and clinical health care delivery systems.
The RWJF will select up to nine projects under this call. Each research project will be offered up to $350,000 to conduct the research activities for maximum 24 months period.
- Applicants must be either public entities or nonprofit organizations or academic institutions that are tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
- Applicant organizations must be based in the United States or its territories at the time of application, and proposed projects must focus on the U.S. public health system and its services.
- Private foundations or non-functionally integrated Type III supporting organizations are not eligible to apply.
- Proposed studies should include rigorous research designs and robust analytic methods that can support reliable inferences about which public health strategies and delivery system characteristics produce the best results in which organizational and community contexts.
- Proposals should develop linkages between researchers, public health practitioners, and business and community partners to translate findings for application within the public health system.
For more information, please visit Call for Proposals.