The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has announced a call for proposals for its Public Health Services and Systems Research (PHSSR) grants.
The PHSSR program examines the organization, financing, and delivery of public health services within a community and determines the links between the quality and performance of the public health system and population health outcomes. RWJF is supporting this field of research to advance public health practice and improve population health through evidence-based enhancements in the public health system. The National Network of Public Health Institutes serves as the administrative support office and will facilitate the call for proposals for this program, which will provide financial support to conduct research addressing the most critical issues facing the nation's public health system.
Practitioners, researchers, and policy makers may serve as principal investigators. This solicitation seeks to engage new researchers in the field of PHSSR. Researchers who have not previously conducted research in the field of PHSSR are encouraged to apply, and junior investigators (less than seven years since doctorate) and first-time applicants will be strongly considered.
Approximately $2.7 million is available in this round of funding. Up to fourteen grants will be awarded. Grantees will receive up to $200,000 each in financial support to be used over a two-year period.
The foundation will hold a Web conference for interested applicants on April 27, 2011. Registration for the Web conference is required.
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