The Research Grants Program under the Retirement Research Foundation (RRF) for Aging is now open to identify interventions, policies, and practices to improve the well-being of older adults and/or their caregivers.
Preference is given to projects aimed at generating practical knowledge and guidance that can be used by advocates, policy-makers, providers, and the aging network. Of particular interest are:
- Interventional trials; translational studies; and health services and policy research
- Projects that build on the investigator's past studies
- Proposals that include robust dissemination plans, if appropriate, to assure that findings reach audiences positioned to act on them
Research Grants are provided to nonprofit organizations that are:
- Proposing applied research projects that have immediate and direct implications on the adult population, age 65 and older
- Proposing a project that will have national relevance across the US or regional relevance within the states of Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Missouri, Wisconsin, or Florida.
RRF generally does not fund:
- Projects that are not intentionally focused on older people, age 65 and above
- Projects outside of the United States
- Grants to individuals
- General operating expenses or support for ongoing programs without significant changes in strategy or focus
- Biomedical research, basic theory development for social science research, or research and development for new technology
- Construction of facilities, capital improvements, or computer equipment
- Conferences, publications, or production of films and videos unless they are integral components of a larger project
- Dissertation research, tuition expenses, or education programs for undergraduate or graduate students
- Endowments, capital campaigns, or fundraising events
- Private foundations
- Financial deficits
For more information, visit RRF Foundation for Aging.
For more information, visit http://www.rrf.org/apply-for-a-grant/research-grants/