The goal of the R3 grant program is to help researchers better prepare their health interventions for adoption and use in real world settings. The R3 grant is $55,000 and for 18 months.

In creating this program, we recognize that expertise from disciplines outside those traditionally eligible for research funding is needed for scaling, dissemination, and sustainability of evidence-based programs and practices. It is the Foundation’s goal to provide Donaghue researchers with financial support to access those experts, thus better positioning the health interventions to grow and be sustained following the completion of the research phase.

Who may apply

The R3 program is only open to current and past Donaghue grantees. In order to receive the R3 award, the applicant must demonstrate how previous Donaghue funding has directly led to the intervention or evidence-based practice or program for which the grant monies will be used. R3 grantees may use this award to augment funding for a project already funded by another grant.


The application process will have two phases. Phase 1 is a letter of intent, due by 5:00pm on November 1, 2017. Following a review of all letters of intent, we will begin Phase 2 by inviting some applicants to complete a more substantial application. Applicants will be notified within three weeks of submitting the letter of intent.

November 1, 2017- Letter of intent deadline
January 30, 2018- Applications due
May 1, 2018- Grant term begins

2017 Application Documents

R3 Grant Announcement

R3 Letter of Intent Instructions

R3 Application Instructions

R3 Application Forms

R3 Consultant Listing

For question or further information, please contact the Donaghue Foundation at (860) 521-9011 or email us at r3@donaghue.org.

Past Awardees


John Cahill, MBBS and Vinod Srihari, MD
Yale University
 “Stepping Out: A web and outcomes-based model for early psychosis care”


Anne Camp, MD
Fair Haven Community Health Center
“Replicating a Healthy Lifestyle Program in FQHCs”

Robert Kerns, PhD
Yale School of Medicine
“Pain Care Quality Improvement/Research Marketplace”

Martha Page, MPH
Ann M. Ferris, PhD
Hartford Food System, Inc.
“Healthy Food Marketing in Hartford Grocery Stores”

Anne Thorndike, MD
Massachusetts General Hospital
“Scaling and Implementation of a Worksite Healthy Eating Program”

William Zempsky, MD
Connecticut Children’s Medical Center
“SEED – Greater Understanding of Sickle Cell Disease”


Nancy Berlinger, PhD
The Hastings Center
“Reaching Non-Self-Identifiers: Marketing The Hastings Guidelines to Health Care Professionals Outside End-of-Life Networks”

Michelle Cloutier, MD
Connecticut Children’s Medical Center
“Payer-Based Provider Portals to Accelerate Adoption and Dissemination of Easy Breathing™”

Judith Fifield, PhD
University of Connecticut Health Center
“Translating a regionally developed and academically supported health promotion program for dissemination in new regions and in collaboration with a non-profit health plan.”

Sharon Inouye, MD
Hebrew SeniorLife
“HELP 2.0-Relevant, Ready and Reachable”

Linda Mayes, MD & Lois Sadler, PhD
Yale University
“Minding the Baby®”

Diane Meier, MD
Mount Sinai School of Medicine
“IT Enhancement/Integration for the National Palliative Care Registry™ – Data Drives Access to Quality Palliative Care”