Donaghue Streamlines Application Process for R3 Grants
|LOI submission||No deadline|
|Notice of LOI decision||Two weeks from LOI submission|
|Application submission||Within six weeks of invitation to submit|
|Notice of award decision||Within six weeks of application to submit|
Donaghue’s R3 — Making Research Relevant & Ready — grant program helps researchers better prepare their health interventions for adoption and use in real world settings. R3 funds enable grantees to access experts in areas relevant to scaling, spread, and implementation.
This year there are no deadlines for submitting letters of intent. An LOI may be submitted at any time during the year. A response to those who have submitted an LOI notifying whether an application is being invited will be made within two weeks of LOI submission. Invited applications must be submitted within six weeks of the date of the invitation to apply. Notification of award decision will be made to applicants within six weeks of submitting the application.
The Foundation is committed to awarding four R3 awards during 2021.
R3 was developed to help promote knowledge created from research so that it will improve health. 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 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.
The grants awarded for this program are $50,000 (plus 10% indirect), and the grant term for the award is 18 months. Extensions to this grant term will only be considered in extraordinary circumstances.
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.
You can watch a four minute video on the Donaghue website of former R3 awardees discuss how they used their award to enhance their research programs.