Building Trust and Mutual Respect to Improve Health Care

2017 Call for Proposals

    Release Date: September 12, 2017 | Application Deadline: Fri, 13 Oct 2017


The 2017 Building Trust and Mutual Respect to Improve Health Care call for proposals (CFP) will fund empirical research studies to help us better understand how to build trust and mutual respect to meet vulnerable patients’ health care needs. For this CFP, we would define vulnerable populations in a number of different ways, including the economically disadvantaged, diverse racial and ethnic populations, the uninsured, older adults, homeless individuals, and people with complex health and social needs (including people with acute behavioral health needs or multiple chronic conditions). Proposals most closely aligned with the scope of this CFP will go beyond documenting the problem to generate findings that will be generalizable and have broad application across health systems and the field.

Eligibility and Selection Criteria

  • Researchers, as well as practitioners in the public and private sector working with researchers, are eligible to submit proposals through their organizations. Projects may be generated from disciplines including health services research; economics; sociology; program evaluation; political science; public policy; psychology; public health; public administration; law; business administration; or other related fields.
  • The Foundation may give preference 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. Applicant organizations must be based in the United States or its territories.

Key Dates

September 12, 2017
Call for proposals released.

September 18, 2017 (1–2 p.m. ET)
Prospective applicant informational webinar. A recording of the webinar can be found here.

October 13, 2017 (3 p.m. ET)
Deadline for receipt of brief proposals.

November 30, 2017
Applicants notified whether they are invited to submit full proposals.

January 19, 2018 (3 p.m. ET)
Deadline for receipt of full proposals.

April 17, 2018
Notification of finalists.

June 15, 2018
Grants start.

Total Awards

  • Up to $1,100,000 will be available under this CFP.
  • Recommended project funding is up to $250,000 to accommodate studies of 18–24 months. Projects that exceed the recommended budget range must provide strong justification for the proposed budget.
  • Three to five studies will be funded.
  • We expect to fund a diverse range of studies with varying budgets and timelines.

Application is Now Closed

Application closed as of:
October 13, 2017, 3:00 p.m. ET