This call for proposals (CFP) will provide funding for new research to rigorously test and evaluate innovative solutions to the wrong-pocket problem that persists across health and social service systems.
Each study funded under the S4A program will undertake the following activities:
- Design and implement the proposed study that evaluates the impact of an innovative solution to a wrong-pocket problem involving social service systems, medical systems, and/or public health systems.
- Engage local, state, and/or national stakeholders in the design, implementation, and translation of the research project.
- Work collaboratively with the S4A national coordinating center and other S4A research investigators to identify and leverage potential synergies across research projects and to disseminate results broadly.
- Participate actively both in research dissemination and translation mechanisms organized by the national coordinating center and RWJF, including research-in-progress webinars, blogs, podcasts, research meetings, and policy briefings.
- Identify and pursue opportunities for research expansion, replication, and follow-on studies from RWJF and other research funding agencies.
- Attend RWJF’s Annual Sharing Knowledge Conference and 4Action Conference each year the grant is active.
- Applicants must be either 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 nonfunctionally integrated Type III supporting organizations. The Foundation may require additional documentation from applicant organizations.
- Applicant organizations must be based in the United States or its territories. Awards will be made to organizations, not to individuals.
- Multi-organizational consortia are encouraged to apply as long as a single eligible organization is designated as the primary applicant responsible for maintaining consortium agreements with other participating organizations. The primary applicant organization must have a demonstrated history of successfully managing funds awarded by foundation or government sources.
- The Foundation welcomes applications from organizations whose staff on the project includes people of all personal and professional backgrounds. They especially encourage applications that include:
- Individuals having backgrounds and life experiences that are underrepresented on research teams.
- Individuals and institutions who are new to RWJF and have not received funding previously.
- Individuals from disciplines outside of the health professions and medical sciences, including but not limited to: architecture; business; communications; computer science; criminal justice; design; economics; education; engineering; finance; geography; law; political science; psychology; public administration; public policy; social work; sociology; transportation; urban and regional planning.
- Individuals from nonacademic settings including government agencies, professional associations, and community-based organizations.
- Interdisciplinary and cross-sectoral research teams that include individuals with both scientific expertise and operational experience.
For more information, visit https://www.rwjf.org/en/library/funding-opportunities/2021/systems-for-action-systems-and-services-research-to-build-a-culture-of-health.html