Research on Aging, Caregiving, Retirement Issues and Policies - 3 application cycles per year


Retirement Research Foundation RRF Foundation for Aging

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Retirement Research Foundation RRF Foundation for Aging


RRF funds research that seeks to identify interventions, policies and practices to improve the well-being of older adults and/or their caregivers. Preference is given to projects aimed at generating practical knowledge and guidance that can be used by advocates, policy-makers, providers, and the aging network.
Of particular interest are:

Interventional trials; translational studies; and health services and policy research

Projects that build on the investigator’s past studies

Proposals that include robust dissemination plans, if appropriate, to assure that findings reach audiences positioned to act on them

“Organizations may submit only one proposal or Letter of Inquiry per grant cycle. Common exceptions include proposals submitted by separate departments of large universities.”

Potential applicants from the University of Iowa must consult their department administrators to ensure only one Letter of Inquiry and/or one proposal is submitted per grant cycle.

Application Cycles:

  • Letter of Inquiry (optional) due December 1, 2020
  • Proposals due February 1, 2021


  • Letter of Inquiry (optional) due March 15, 2021
  • Proposals due May 1, 2021


  • Letter of Inquiry (optional) due June 15, 2021
  • Proposals due August 1, 2021