CHTF is pleased to announce a call for proposals to fund one- to two-year pilot projects to conduct novel social science research that expands the evidence base and understanding related to health and aging. Applications that leverage Global Burden of Disease (GBD) data, bring an international focus to understanding health outcomes and health disparities, or examine trends at the subnational country level are particularly welcome. Individual awards usually range from $15,000 to $75,000 each. Indirect costs are not allowed. Funded projects are expected to generate presentations and publications that will form the basis of further applications to the National Institute on Aging, the National Institutes of Health, or other funding bodies.
Pilot Project Guidelines & Eligibility
Pilot project awards are open to social scientists at any institution worldwide who qualify to have principal investigator status within their home institution. All pilot awards are subject to the National Institutes of Health approval and, where relevant, foreign clearance process.
Researchers who have not previously worked on the determinants of population health are prioritized, but all eligible applicants are encouraged to apply. While we do not have funding for all ideas, we welcome collaboration and are enthusiastic about engaging in conversation with researchers who are interested in working more closely with us as affiliates of the center. Researchers awarded pilots will either be or become affiliates of the Center for Health Trends and Forecasts.
Application and submission processes:
- Proposal Narrative (See template)
- NIH biosketch for principal investigator (Click here to see instructions samples)
- Line item budget. (See template) Allowable costs are salary, travel, and supplies. Indirect costs are not allowed.
- Letter of support from senior investigator willing to serve as a mentor for the proposed study
- No annexes are allowed
Submit proposals to firstname.lastname@example.org by January 31, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. PST. Only completed proposals submitted via email and received by the deadline will be considered.