Health Data for Action: (Data Access Award)

Purpose: HD4A aims to reduce the barriers often faced in accessing rich data by serving as a conduit between data owners and interested researchers. Through this HD4A call for proposals (CFP), RWJF will make valuable data from unique data owners available to researchers.The purpose of the 2020 HD4A CFP is primarily to award data access at no cost from one of eight anticipated data providers to successful applicants. Most selected projects will not receive a financial award for personnel or other project-related costs. However, limited funding up to $100,000 per project is available for a small number of projects from principal investigators who have not previously received external research funding.
Receipt Date: December 17, 2020
Total Awards:
  • Up to $600,000 will be available, to support up to six First-Time External Funding Recipient awards. The six studies will include projects using any of the available data sets, and no specific breakdown by data source is prescribed.
  • Recommended project funding is up to $100,000 per project to accommodate studies of up to 12 months, and successful applicants will be given access to the selected data set at no cost.
  • 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 our Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Commitment, we 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.