Robert Wood Johnson Foundation: Health Data for Action

SHORT NOTICE FUNDING OPP: The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) is accepting brief proposals for a new signature research program, Health Data for Action: Leveraging Health Data for Actionable Insights (HD4A) to support innovative research that uses the available data to answer important research questions. HD4A aims to reduce the barriers often faced in accessing rich data by serving as a conduit between data owners and interested researchers. Award amount is up to $150,000 for up to 12 months. The brief proposal deadline is May 24, 2017 by 3:00pm ET.

The Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations has identified the following private funding opportunity:

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation: Health Data for Action
http://www.rwjf.org

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) is accepting brief proposals for a new signature research program, Health Data for Action: Leveraging Health Data for Actionable Insights (HD4A) to support innovative research that uses the available data to answer important research questions. HD4A aims to reduce the barriers often faced in accessing rich data by serving as a conduit between data owners and interested researchers. Through each HD4A funding opportunity, RWJF will make valuable data from unique data owners available to researchers. Researchers, as well as practitioners in the public and private sector working with researchers, are eligible to submit proposals through their organizations. Projects may be generated from disciplines including health services research; economics; sociology; program evaluation; political science; public policy; public health; public administration; law; business administration; or other related fields. Use of the data under this CFP is restricted to noncommercial use. Applicants under this CFP will write a proposal for a research study using data from either the Health Care Cost Institute or athenahealth. Successful applicants will be provided with access to these data.

Informational Webinar: May 2, 2017, 12:00pm – 1:00pm ET. Registration is required. Register here: http://www.academyhealth.org/events/2017-05/webinar-health-data-action.

Brief Proposal Deadline: May 24, 2017 by 3:00pm ET. Invited full proposals due July 28, 2017 by 3:00pm with award notifications made by October 2017 and grants starting December 15, 2017. Application Guidelines for the award: http://www.rwjf.org/en/library/funding-opportunities/2017/health-data-for-action.html?rid=2T5Rlv_w-5ig623EgKq-vVXYXWlRNlAH&et_cid=866657.

If you have any questions about this funding opportunity, please contact Angela Nolan, Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations for Academic Affairs, at angela_nolan@unc.edu or (919) 962-3426. The UNC Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations is available to provide assistance in pursuing privately funded opportunities. 

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