Research Funding

Evidence for Action: Investigator-Initiated Research to Build a Culture of Health

Open Call for Proposals

 Purpose

Evidence for Action (E4A), a national program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, funds research that expands the evidence base needed to build a Culture of Health. Our mission is to support rigorously designed quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods research that yields convincing findings regarding the population health, well-being, and equity impacts of specific policies, programs and partnerships. We are especially interested in research examining the health impacts of programmatic or policy interventions that address factors outside the domain of health care services or public health practice.

Total Awards

E4A was allocated $6.6 million in grant funding to award through July 2017. There is not an explicit range for allowable budget requests. As of July 2016, we had awarded 10 grants ranging in size from $46,000 to $500,000, for a total of just over $2.4 million in grant awards. Grant periods may be for durations of up to 36 months.

Key Dates

Informational Web Conferences:

Applying to E4A: Updated CFP & Grantee Profiles
A recording of the web conference is available here.

Timing:

Since applications are accepted on a rolling basis, there is no deadline for submission. Generally, applicants can expect to be notified within 6-8 weeks of their LOI submission. Applicants invited to the full proposal stage will have 2 months to submit their proposal once they receive notification. Full proposal funding decisions will generally be made within 6-8 weeks of the submission deadline.

Eligibility and Selection Criteria

Preference will be given to applicant organizations that are either institutes of higher education, public entities or nonprofit organizations that are tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code but other types of nonprofit and for-profit organizations are eligible to apply. Applicant organizations must be based in the United States or its territories.

PCORI Reopened Funding Announcements Focus on Opioids, MS

PCORI is now accepting Letters of Intent (LOI) under two reopened targeted PCORI Funding Announcements (PFAs). In one, PCORI is offering up to $30 million for studies comparing two or more strategies to treat multiple sclerosis (MS), focusing on therapeutic effects, quality of life, and functional status. In the other, PCORI is offering up to $19 million for studies of clinical strategies for managing and reducing long-term opioid use.

LOIs are due Tuesday, Nov. 1.

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NPOD Special Seed Grant Funding RFA

Amount:  $27,624 with no option to renew
Due Date:  September 30, 2016
Funding Period:  Intended start December 1, 2016. Concludes May 31, 2017

The Nebraska Center for the Prevention of Obesity Diseases (NPOD), funded by a Center for Biomedical Research Excellence grant (Award Number P20GM104320) from the NIH, invites applications for its SEED GRANT competition. This is special, one-time, funding of $27,624 available for projects with a required end date of May 31, 2017, with no exceptions.  The primary objective of this seed grant program is to stimulate research in the area of obesity research and nutrient signaling and to enhance competitiveness in obtaining extramural support.

More information and the application can be found here: http://cehs.unl.edu/npod/seed-grant-rfa-2016/