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Hillman Emergent Innovation: Serious Illness and End of Life Program

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Rita and Alex Hillman Foundation
Letter of Intent (Required): Mar 2, 2021
Application: May 11, 2021

The Hillman Emergent Innovation: Serious Illness and End of Life Program provides funding for creative, early stage nursing-driven innovations that target serious illness and end of life care for vulnerable populations, including:

  • People who are economically disadvantaged
  • Racial and ethnic minorities
  • People who identify as LGBTQ
  • Individuals who are homeless
  • Rural populations
  • Other groups that encounter barriers to accessing healthcare services

Priority consideration will be given to proposals that include one or more of the following:

  • Engagement of patients, families, caregivers, and/or community organizations
  • Inter-professional or multidisciplinary collaboration
  • Institutional and community partnerships
  • Provision of care in non-hospital settings
  • Measurable goals and outcomes

Eligible applicants include:

  • U.S. 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations that are not classified as private foundations
  • International organizations that are the equivalent of U.S. 501(c)(3) organizations that are submitting a project that focuses within the United States
  • Government entities
  • Faith-based organizations that welcome and serve all members of the community regardless of religious belief

The Foundation believes that transformative ideas are as likely to come from small community care settings as they are from major academic research centers. Applications are accepted from a broad range of institutions, care settings, and practitioners. This includes nurse clinicians, researchers, postdocs, adjunct faculty, and interdisciplinary faculty.

Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Award ceiling: $50,000
Project period: 1 year
Estimated number of awards: 5

Application process

A link to the application instructions is available on the program website.

Submit an initial application through the online grant portal by April 27, 2020. Selected applicants will be invited to submit a full proposal, with a deadline of July 20, 2020.

Tagged as
Access · Hospice and palliative care · LGBT · Minorities · Networking and collaboration · Poverty · Racial and ethnic groups

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