The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) is soliciting proposals for its Health Data for Action (Data Access Award) to reduce the barriers often faced in accessing rich data by serving as a conduit between unique data owners and interested researchers.
Donor Name: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF)
State: All States
County: All Counties
U.S. Territory: American Samoa, Guam, Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands, U.S. Virgin Islands
Type of Grant: Grant
Size of the Grant: Up to $100,000
Grant Duration: 24 months
The 2023 HD4A CFP is primarily for data access, with successful applicants receiving nocost access to data from one of the 16 available data sets. While most selected projects will not be accompanied by a financial award for personnel or other project-related costs, limited funding is available for a small number of projects from principal investigators who are first-time investigators on a grant award at the time of application. Consistent with their Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Commitment, they encourage applications with project investigators or team members from historically underrepresented backgrounds in research disciplines who conduct health equity research.
Eligible research projects can focus on a variety of topics, including national practice patterns in long-term care, public health surveillance and population health, diagnostic quality, the health effects of COVID-19, risk adjustment, health outcomes, rehospitalization rates, the opioid epidemic, maternal and infant health, home- and community-based services, social determinants of health, racial and ethnic disparities, healthcare access, healthcare costs and utilization, quality of care, prescription patterns and medication adherence, prevalence of chronic disease, trends in insurance markets, consolidation and competition, and rate comparisons, among others.
The HD4A program will support innovative research that uses the available data to answer important research questions and inform health policy. Projects proposing to use and/or link two data sets under the HD4A CFP will be evaluated for feasibility and awarded on a case-by-case basis.
For Data Access Award:
- Type of Award: Awards funded under this opportunity will be structured as grants. Successful applicants will be given access to the selected data set at no cost to the grantee.
- Amount of Award: No financial award will be given with these study awards.
- Award Duration: Data access will accommodate studies of up to 12–24 months. Data providers have varying lengths for data access that should be considered by applicants in determining their project lengths.
For First-Time Investigator Awards:
- Type of Award: Awards funded under this opportunity will be structured grants. Applicants who are first-time investigators on a grant award at the time of application will be awarded funds to conduct studies using the selected data set, and no specific breakdown by data set is prescribed. Successful applicants will be given access to the selected data set at no cost to the grantee.
- Amount of Award: Up to $600,000 will be available, with recommended project funding up to $100,000 per project.
- Award Duration: Data access and project funding will accommodate studies of up to 12–24 months. Data providers have varying lengths for data access that should be considered by applicants in determining their project lengths.
Uses of funds
Grant funds for First-Time Investigator Awards may be used for project staff salaries, consultant fees, data collection and analysis, meetings, supplies, project-related travel, other direct project expenses, including a limited amount of equipment essential to the project, and indirect costs to support the applicant organization’s general operations. In keeping with RWJF policy, funds may not be used to support clinical trials of unapproved drugs or devices, to construct or renovate facilities, and for lobbying or political activities.
- Applicant organizations must be based in the United States or its territories.
- Preference will be given to applicants that are 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 Type III supporting organizations. The Foundation may require additional documentation.
- 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 purposes.
- Consistent with their Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Commitment, they particularly encourage applications with project directors or team members from backgrounds historically underrepresented in research disciplines as a result of their race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, disability, or other factors.
For more information, visit RWJF.