ARCHES Funding

The Jump Applied Research for Community Health through Engineering and Simulation [Jump ARCHES] Endowment is a competitive grant is to improve healthcare quality and patient safety through the combined efforts of engineers and clinicians.

* Submission information will be announced soon! ARCHES Summer Internship Applications are closed.


Up to $150,000 for Health Data for Action Projects (HD4A)

Deadline: May 24, 2017

Link to complete RFP

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has released a Request for Proposals for its Health Data for Action program, which supports innovative research that uses available data to answer important research questions.

Through the program, grants of up to $150,000 over twelve months will be awarded to support projects that use data from either the Health Care Cost Institute or athenahealth to produce relevant, innovative, and actionable research that answers important policy-relevant questions. Successful applicants will be provided with access to these sources, which provide a wealth of private claims data and rich detail on care delivery and patient obesity-related measures.

Projects may be generated from a variety of disciplines, including economics, sociology, political science, public health, public administration, law, business administration, or other related fields. Use of the data under this CFP is restricted to non-commercial use.

Kendal Charitable Funds is pleased to announce the 2017 Promising Innovations Grant topic:

Promising Innovations Grants

With 90 percent of individuals over age 65 saying they want to live at home, successful and replicable aging in place models continue to challenge aging services. At the heart of this challenge is the risk of social isolation many older adults may face.

We seek proposals that support aging in place and combat isolation of older adults through engagement in purposeful and meaningful ways within the greater community, designed to affirm their value and connectedness.

We hope to identify factors that lead to isolation and to address them before and/or after they occur, especially utilizing new, replicable models.

Promising Innovation grants take their place in a field that is expanding rapidly to meet the needs of a burgeoning population of elders where money can nurture a pioneering idea to make a measurable difference. These grants are made possible through Kendal Charitable Funds, established in 1989 to raise and disburse monies in support of the charitable purposes of The Kendal Corporation and its affiliates, including many outreach efforts. As a system of not-for-profit communities, programs and services founded on the principles of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers), Kendal aspires to transform the experience of aging, guided by Kendal’s Values and Practices. Kendal affiliates work together within the Kendal System and with caring people outside of it to transform our culture’s view of aging and of older persons, stressing the potential for fulfillment and continuing contribution during the later stages of life.

Grants will not normally exceed $50,000 and will normally be for a two-year period. The award recipient will be notified in November 2017. Funding will begin in January 2018. If you would like to consider submitting an online Letter of Intent, please be sure to carefully review our 2017 Grant Seeker Guidelines.

Letters of intent will be accepted until May 19, 2017. Click here for access to the grant application portal.

For questions or more information, please contact,

Diane Massey

Kendal Charitable Funds, 1107 East Baltimore Pike, Kennett Square, PA 19348

 FY2018 MURI Call for Proposals

White papers inquiries and questions deadline: June 30, 2017

White papers due July 17, 2017; 11:59PM (Eastern daylight time)

Proposals inquiries and questions deadline: Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Proposals due: Wednesday, November 1, 2017 at 11:59 PM (Eastern daylight time)

There are many topics that could be of high interest.  If you have not done so already, please consider reviewing them. Full RFP Here