The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation is pleased to release a Public Health Services and Systems Research Call for Proposals entitledBuilding Evidence for Decision Making: www.rwjf.org/cfp/phsne. The solicitation seeks to produce evidence to inform public health practice and policy decisions through natural experiments that will compare systems with change in organizational structures, legal infrastructure, financing mechanisms, and service delivery strategies to systems without changes. Approximately $1.4 million will be awarded to up to 7 applicants. Awards will fund projects in the priority areas of Organization and Governance; Financing and Resource Allocation; and Staffing and Delivery Models. This solicitation is facilitated by the National Network of Public Health Institutes (NNPHI) in collaboration with the National Coordinating Center for PHSSR, a RWJF-funded center housed at the University of Kentucky College of Public Health.
Proposals are encouraged from researchers representing disciplines such as law, public policy, economics, business administration, organizational behavior, sociology, finance, urban planning, public administration, information and library science, and industrial and systems engineering. Junior investigators (fewer than seven years since doctorate), applicants new to PHSSR, and applicants who have not previously received funding from RWJF are encouraged and will be given strong consideration.
A web conference will be held for interested applicants on February 28, 2012. An online intention to apply is due March 6, 2012. The deadline for online submission of full proposals is March 27, 2012. Additional information about the project can be found on the NNPHI website at www.nnphi.org/phssr/cfp/
evidence. Please direct any questions to Erica Johnson at email@example.com or 504-301-9854.