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Another Look: Better Health for Elders in Care Facilities

Grants to USA Researchers for Research
Projects to Improve the Lives of the Elderly

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Foundation / Corporation

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The Donaghue Foundation

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Deadline Date:

04/16/18 5:00 PM


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Grants to USA PhD or equivalent investigators at tax-exempt research institutions for health-related research projects to improve the quality of care and quality of life for elderly individuals in nursing homes or other care facilities. LOIs are due February 5.

Specifically, this program invites researchers to address a particular problem affecting the elderly in care facilities with data that already exists. New data collection will not be allowed in this program.

For the 2018 cycle, the Foundation welcomes all topics that relate 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
- Interventions that improve oral health
- Interventions that reduce disparities in health status

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 be readily used to improve care or quality of life. Existing data must be used for research funded through this program.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 167815

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Number of Grants:

The Foundation intends to award up to six projects.

Term of Contract:

The grant term begins in August 2018 and is two years in duration.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

This program is open to PhD or equivalent investigators at tax-exempt research institutions in the United States. In order to receive the award, the applicant must demonstrate how their research question is important to the stakeholder and propose a rigorous research design. Stakeholder organizations cannot be the applicant organization. Grantees may use this award to augment funding for a project already funded through another grant.

Pre-Application Information:

This form must be submitted electronically by the principal investigator by 5:00pm on February 5, 2018.

Key Dates:

February 5, 2018- Letter of intent deadline
April 16, 2018- Applications due
August 2018- Grant term begins

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Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

This form must be submitted electronically to Stacy Cloud, Grants Administrator, at

If you have any questions about any of the submissions requirements, you can contact Stacy Cloud at the above email address or by phone at (860)521-9011.

General Contact Information:

The Patrick and Catherine Weldon Donaghue Medical Research Foundation
18 North Main Street
West Hartford, Connecticut 06107-1998

Fax: 860.521.9018

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