BUILDING EVIDENCE FOR DECISION MAKING
2012 Call for Proposals
Intent to Apply - March 6, 2012
Full Proposal - March 27, 2012
As the national program office for PHSSR, the National Coordinating Center (NCC) is working closely with the National Network of Public Health Institutes (NNPHI) to facilitate this call for proposals. NNPHI serves as the Administrative Support Office (ASO) for this solicitation and should be your first point of contact. Working in concert with the NCC, NNPHI will be responsible for overseeing and coordinating all research funded under this solicitation, and also for responding to technical assistance requests.
Public Health Services and Systems Research (PHSSR) is a multidisciplinary field of study that examines the organization, financing, delivery and quality of public health services within communities and the resulting impact on population health.
Significant changes are occurring in the delivery of public health services as a result of external forces and public health policies, creating opportunities to study the impact of these changes on population health.
This solicitation seeks to expand the evidence base for effective decision-making in public health practice and policy through research that utilizes natural experiments to respond to the questions defined in the National Agenda for PHSSR: www.publichealthsystems.org/cphssr/Research/PHSSR_Research_Agenda.
- February 28, 2012 (3 p.m., ET) - Optional applicant Web conference calls.
- March 6, 2012 - Deadline for receipt of intent to apply (required).
- March 27, 2012 - Deadline for receipt of full proposals. View Full Proposal.
- Late July 2012 - Finalists will be notified.
- September 1, 2012 - Start of grants.
How to Apply
See a preview of the online proposal template at: www.rwjf.org/cfp/phsneProposals for this solicitation must be submitted via the RWJF online system. Visit www.rwjf.org/cfp/phsne and use the Apply Online link. If you have not already done so, you will be required to register at http://my.rwjf.org before you begin the application process.
There are two steps in the competitive proposal process:
Step 1: Intent to Apply
Using the online system, applicants must indicate their intent to apply by 3 p.m. ET on March 6, 2012. If you do not submit your intent to apply by this deadline, you will not be able to submit a proposal. Within 1-2 business days after you indicate your intent to apply, you will be notified that you can proceed to Step 2, the full proposal.
Step 2: Full Proposals
Using the online system, applicants must submit a full proposal with all supporting documentation by 3 p.m. ET on March 27, 2012.
Specific proposal requirements are outlined on the program website (www.nnphi.org/phssr/cfp/evidence
) and in the online system. All applicants should log in to the system and familiarize themselves with online submission requirements well before the final submission deadline. Staff may not be able to assist all applicants in the final 24 hours before the submission deadline. In fairness to all applicants, the program will not accept late submissions.
The program will host a Web conference call on February 28, 2012, at 3 p.m. ET for potential applicants to ask questions about the solicitation and the proposal and selection processes. Participation in this conference call is strongly encouraged, but not required. Details and registration information are posted at www.nnphi.org/phssr/cfp/evidence
. Pre-registration is required to participate in the Web conference call. Click here
to register for the call. Potential applicants will have an opportunity to ask questions during the call.
For more information on the program and proposal requirements, please see the program website, www.nnphi.org/phssr/cfp/evidence.
Complete eligibility criteria can be found in the full call for proposals brochure or on the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation website.
- Applicants may be either public entities or nonprofit organizations or academic institutions that are tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
- Private foundations, as defined under Section 509(a) of the Internal Revenue Code, are eligible to apply.
- Preference will be given to proposals submitted by governmental public health agencies, nonprofit organizations that work in concert with such agencies, and proposals that involve multidisciplinary teams.
- Applicant organizations must be based in the United States or its territories at the time of application.
- Practitioners, researchers and policy-makers may serve as principal investigators.
- This solicitation seeks to engage new researchers in the field of PHSSR. Junior investigators (fewer than seven years since doctorate) and first-time applicants to PHSSR are encouraged and will be given strong consideration.
- Proposals from applicants who have not previously received funding from RWJF are encouraged.
Complete selection criteria can be found in the full call for proposals brochure or on the program’s website.
Use of Grant Funds
Grant funds may be used for project staff salaries, consultant fees, data collection and analysis, meetings, supplies, project-related travel, and other direct project expenses, including a limited amount of equipment essential to the project. In keeping with RWJF policy, grant funds may not be used to subsidize individuals for the cost of their health care, to support clinical trials of unapproved drugs or devices, to construct or renovate facilities, for lobbying, for political activities, or as a substitute for funds currently being used to support similar activities.
National Network of Public Health Institutes (NNPHI)
Phone: (504) 301-9854