Donaghue Foundation invites letters of intent for research focused on improving the quality of care and quality of life for the elderly population in nursing homes or other care facilities.
The goal of this program is to provide funding for research focused on improving the quality of care and quality of life for the elderly population in nursing homes or other care facilities. New data collection will not be funded through this program. Researchers applying for this grant must identify a stakeholder in the care delivery or policy arena with whom they will either consult or collaborate and who is willing to work with the researcher to develop a research product that may readily be used to create better health for elders.
This year, the Foundation welcomes all topics related to improving the health of elders in care facilities but is particularly interested in receiving letters of intent on the following topics:
- The treatment of substance abuse and dependency or other mental health conditions other than delirium and dementia
- Healthcare decisions by conservators or guardians and their effects on residents of care facilities
- Oral health
Eligibility: This program is open to PhD (or equivalent) investigators at tax-exempt institutions in the United States of America.
Funding amount: Donaghue expects to invest approximately $750,000 (including a 10% indirect rate) to fund up to six projects.
Grant duration: Up to 24 months
Due dates: Letters of intent are due March 27, 2017; requested applications are due May 22, 2017
For more information: click here to view the full grant announcement and detailed letter of intent instructions.