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Public Health Services and Systems Research Applicant Web Conference September 3, 2009. Brief Notes about the Technology. Slides: nnphi.org/phssr and via Handouts button at top right
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Public Health Services and Systems ResearchApplicant Web ConferenceSeptember 3, 2009
Brief Notes about the Technology • Slides: nnphi.org/phssr and via Handouts button at top right • Questions: click the Q&A button at the top left of screen. Type question in dialogue box and submit. You can submit throughout the presentation. • If you are unable to log in, you can submit questions by email to email@example.com. They will be answered after the call. • Note: This call is being recorded. It will be available at nnphi.org/phssr shortly after the webinar
Purpose of the Call • Provide a brief program overview • Outline the Call for Proposals • Explain the application process • Question and answer session The Call for Proposals can be found on the Program Site at: http://www.nnphi.org/phssr Or the Direct Link: http://www.rwjf.org/applications/solicited/cfp.jsp?ID=20861
Presenters On the Call • Sarah Gillen, MPH, Associate Director NNPHI • Lisanne Brown, PhD, MPH, Director of Evaluation and Research NNPHI/LPHI • Nikki Lawhorn, MPP, Research Manager NNPHI/LPHI • Erica Johnson, Program Coordinator NNPHI • Debra Perez, Program Officer RWJF
Program Overview • The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation will award ~$2.4 million for up to 12 applicants. • Grantees will receive up to $200,000 to be used over a 24-month period. • The National Network of Public Health Institutes (NNPHI) is serving as the Administrative Service Organization (ASO).
Program Overview • Awards will fund research in the following priority areas: • Organizational Structure and Authority, • Public Health Finance, • Public Health Department Performance, Quality Improvement and Accreditation, and • Evidence-Based Practice and Return on Investment.
Eligibility • Organizations that are tax exempt under Section 501(c)(3) • Private foundations as defined under Section 509(a) • Organizations must be based in the United States or its territories • Preference given to multidisciplinary teams • First-time applicants are encouraged
Application Process • Proposals must be submitted through RWJF’s Grantmaking Online system: http://grantmaking.rwjf.org/phs • Please log in and become familiar with submission requirements in advance; no late applications will be accepted. • Two stage proposal process: brief proposal due September 22, 2009 and invited full proposal due December 15, 2009
Application Process Tips for RWJF’s Grantmaking Online system: • Register for a unique ID and password even if you have used Grantmaking Online for prior funding opportunities. • One ID per applicant, not per individual user • You must SUBMIT your proposal after completing all requested information. • Click “Continue” button at top of screen to verify responses, then click “Submit Completed Proposal” button. • You will receive a confirmation email once submitted; the home page of Grantmaking Online will indicate submitted on log-in.
Application Process Brief Proposal Stage: Due September 22, 2009 (3:00 pm ET) • No more than 6 pages • Brief description of proposed project, estimated budget and timeframe • Should include the research questions to be addressed, methodology, the role of partnerships, dissemination plan, the policy and practice significance of the project, and the impact on disparate populations Additional required documents: Brief resume of principal investigator(s)
Selection Criteria • The degree to which the findings from the project will improve the performance of the health agency/system; • Extent to which the research draws its questions from practice, and the potential for results to inform decisions addressing the most critical issues relating to public health systems; • Uniqueness of the project and its potential to improve both the public health system and population health; • The appropriateness and feasibility of the methodology (including access to and use of relevant data);
Selection Criteria 5. Potential for research findings to impact minorities and disparate populations; 6. Project team experience and qualifications (including multi-disciplinary partnerships) for conducting the proposed project and the time commitment of the project team participants in relation to the proposed tasks; 7. Plans for translating and disseminating research findings to inform public health practice and policy; • Demonstrated track record in public health systems research, health services research, organizational behavior, finance, public health law, or economics.
Timeline • September 22, 2009 (3pm ET): Deadline for receipt of brief proposals • November 17, 2009: Applicants notified if invited to submit a full proposal • December 15, 2009 (3pm ET): Deadline for receipt of full proposals • April 8, 2010: Finalists notified • May 1, 2010: Start of grants
ASO Information National Network of Public Health Institutes 1515 Poydras St. Suite 1200 New Orleans LA 70112 • Nikki Lawhorn, MPP, Research Manager • Sarah Gillen, MPH, Associate Director • Lisanne Brown, PhD, MPH, Director of Evaluation and Research • Erica Johnson, Program Coordinator 504-301-9854 firstname.lastname@example.org
Questions • This Q&A forum is to address general questions about the CFP and application process. • FAQs can be found at http://www.nnphi.org/phssr/faq and will be updated with questions from this call.
Questions Is there a maximum budget amount or time frame for this solicitation? Grantees will receive up to $200,000 each in financial support to be used over a 24-month period. The project start date is May 1, 2010. Applicants must demonstrate the ability to complete the project as planned within two years; no-cost extensions will not be considered.
Questions What is required of grantees? • Progress reports required on a biannual basis • Two briefs: project overview in the 1st quarter, policy brief in final quarter detailing findings • Final written report on the project and its findings suitable for wide dissemination • Principal investigators may be asked to participate in periodic meetings and give progress reports on their grants • Expected to meet RWJF requirements for submission of reports and information needed for project performance monitoring and management
Additional Questions • Please type your questions by clicking the Q&A button at the top of the screen. The button will open a small window where you can type and submit your question. • We will try to answer all questions during the webinar; however, we will prioritize questions that will be relevant to all applicants. • If you are unable to log in, you can submit questions by email to email@example.com. They will be answered after the call.