RFP for 2018 Academic Research Grants

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The Borchard Center on Law & Aging awards up to 4 grants of $20,000 each year. This Request for Proposals is open to all interested and qualified legal, health sciences, social sciences, and gerontology scholars and professionals. Organizations per se, whether profit or non-profit are not eligible to apply, although they may administer the grant. However, two or more individuals in the same institution or different institutions may submit a collaborative proposal. 

The objectives of the grants are to further research and scholarship about new or improved public policies, laws, and/or programs that will enhance the quality of life for the elderly, including those who are poor or otherwise isolated by lack of education, language, culture, disability, or other barriers.

The Center expects grantees to meet the objectives of the grant program through individual or collaborative research projects that analyze and recommend changes in one or more important existing public policies, laws, and/or programs relating to the elderly; or, anticipate the need for and recommend new public policies, laws, and/or programs for the elderly necessitated by changes in the number and demographics of the country’s and the world’s elderly populations by advances in science and technology, by changes in the health care system, or by other developments. It is expected that the research product will be publishable in a first-rate journal.

Applicants must submit an online application found on the Center’s Web site at www.borchardcla.org no later than Monday, October 16, 2017. Note that this due date has been changed this year from our usual date of October 15--a Sunday--this year, to October 16, a Monday. Proposals will be reviewed and grants awarded by a committee composed of the Center’s academic advisory board members, co-directors, and former fellows. Selections will be made on or about December 15, 2017.

The Research Grant Proposal should include a description of the research project, a detailed budget (including matching support), a discussion of how the research meets the objectives of the Center’s grant program, why the project is otherwise important, a description of the intended written research product and the publication(s) to which the work product will be submitted for publication, a statement if IRB approval is required, and curriculum vitae of the principal investigator(s).

A further description of the Academic Research Grant Program, the Request for Proposals, and the application form are available here.