Sunday, May 18, 2008

RWJF Issues Call for Proposal

RWJF seeks proposals for projects to examine the effects of public reporting and pay for performance on healthcare quality. The proposals need to demonstrate the potential to produce high quality, scientifically good research. The foundation is interested in demonstration projects, retrospective studies, case studies, and secondary data analyses.
In late 2008, approximately $4 million will be available for the projects with grants between $200,000 and $400,000 each to be awarded.

RWJF is looking for proposals that are able to:

  • Measure the effects of public reporting programs for individual physicians and for larger medical groups
  • Measure the effects of pay for performance programs on the quality of care that people of various races and ethnicities receive, and whether these programs can be designed so that they actually reduce disparities in healthcare quality

Interdisciplinary teams are eligible to apply as long as investigators are focused on public reporting and pay for performance. Preference will be given to applicants who are either public entities or non-profit organizations with tax exempt status.

The proposals are due June 12, 2008 for a brief proposal and applicants will be notified on July 28-31 2008 if they are invited to submit a full proposal. Full proposals are due September 4, 2008 and the grants will start December 1, 2008.

For more information, go to or contact Helen Mathew