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Public Health Program Implementation and Evaluation Grants

“Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do.”

-Von Goethe

In the field of brain health, too little is known about what drives violent behaviors. Clearly there is something pathological occurring in the mind of a person capable of perpetrating violence; violence to self or to others. We hope to better understand the biological and environmental factors associated with these pathologies. We can then educate students, parents, teachers, healthcare providers, law enforcement, and other community members about how to identify and responsibly advocate for those at risk of violence. We can develop and put into practice innovative policies to facilitate effective prevention and interventions programs. Education and information hold the power to dispel fear and trepidation associated with getting help. Hope stems from understanding, and with this hope we can actively build protective factors within ourselves, advocate for our loved ones, and create compassionate, kind, connected, and resilient communities.

TAF is committed to funding innovative programs focused on supporting individual and community brain health through education, engagement, brain health awareness, and violence prevention and compassion building strategies. Funding and partnership opportunities to help promote and build these efforts are available through our Public Health Program Grants. Programs could include but are not limited to PSA’s, advertisements, creative branding, community training, workshops, educational events, seminars, research studies, and other innovative programs. It must be noted however, that successful applications will include an evidence-based and/or evaluation component.

Public Health Program grants can be awarded to teams or individuals working in all aspects of community brain health education and engagement. Public health program implementation and evaluation grants are for $50,000 ($25,000/year for two years).

TAF Research and Public Health Program Grant applications are accepted by invitation only. If you would like to be considered for the grant application review and award process please send a letter of inquiry (LOI) to [email protected] with “LOI-Research Grant” or “LOI-Public Health Grant” in the subject line. Click here for a general guide of what we’d like to see in a letter of inquiry. Please limit the entire LOI length to no more than 3 pages.
Key Dates
• Deadline for letters of inquiry (LOI) …………………………………….. November 1st, 2018 (5 p.m ET)
• Deadline for complete application ……………………………………….. December 31st, 2018 (5 p.m ET)
• Notification of awardees …………………………………………………………. January 31st, 2019
• Grants start ………………………………………………………………………………… February 15th, 2019