Supplemental Research on COVID-19 Response and Recovery – Jul 20

Posted by Robert Wood Johnson Foundation on July 14, 2020

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Invites Proposals for Supplemental Research on COVID-19 Response and Recovery

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has issued a call for proposals for its Systems for Action: Supplemental Research on COVID-19 Response and Recovery initiative.

According to the foundation, the need to identify successful system alignment strategies has become increasingly urgent in the wake of the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic, The pandemic has placed people with unmet health and social needs at heightened risk of infection and complications while exacerbating unmet needs as a result of job losses, school and business closures, occupational risks, and social-distancing policies.

To address the situation, the foundation will award supplemental research funding for studies of a promising system alignment mechanism that engages the medical care, public health, and social services sectors with the objective of learning how the mechanism performs in addressing health and social needs during the COVID-19 pandemic. Priority will be given to studies of an existing system alignment mechanism implemented prior to the arrival of the virus and about which some pre-COVID evidence has already been created by the applicant.

Eligible teams must have an active or recently completed research study (within twelve months of application submission) that can be extended through the use of supplemental research funding. Up to five grants of up to $100,000 per year for up to two years will be awarded. Teams should include individuals with relevant expertise in scientific research design, data analysis methodologies, and scientific publication. Applicants from non-academic settings that do not have an embedded research unit are strongly encouraged to partner with a research institution.

Eligible applicants include public entities or nonprofit organizations that are tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and are not private foundations or non-functionally integrated Type III supporting organizations. Applicants must be based in the United States or its territories.

A one-page Letter of Intent is due via email by July 20. Full proposals are due August 5, 2020.

See the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation website for complete program guidelines and application instructions.

Deadline: July 20, 2020 (Letters of Intent)

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