Thursday, April 21, 2011

Public Health Services and Systems Research

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.

For more information, click here.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

The Effect of Racial and Ethnic Discrimination/Bias on Health Care Delivery (R03)

This funding opportunity announcement encourages the submission of research project grant applications from institutions/organizations that propose to: (1) improve the measurement of racial/ethnic discrimination in health care delivery systems through improved instrumentation, data collection, and statistical/analytical techniques; (2) enhance understanding of the influence of racial/ethnic discrimination in health care delivery and its association with disparities in disease incidence, treatment, and outcomes among disadvantaged racial/ethnic minority groups; and (3) to reduce the prevalence of racial/ethnic health disparities through the development of interventions to reduce the influence of racial/ethnic discrimination on health care delivery systems in the United States. This R03 grant mechanism supports pilot or feasibility studies and developmental research projects with the intention of obtaining sufficient preliminary data for a subsequent investigator-initiated Research Project Grant (R01) application.

Amount: $50,000/year for 2 years

Date due: June 16, 2011; October 16, 2011

For more information, click here.