Office of Grant Writing & Publications.

MFH Women's Health Assessment or Planning Grants

Office of Grant Writing & Publications

202 Jesse Hall
University of Missouri
Columbia, MO 65211

573 882-9500 phone
573 884-8371 fax

Limited Submission Announcement

The Missouri Foundation for Health (MFH) understands a wide variety of women’s health issues in addition to violence against women may affect communities within the MFH service area. MFH also understands in order for the health needs of women to be successfully addressed, organizations must be able to identify and quantify these needs and plan comprehensive programs which are programmatically and financially sound. Identifying and quantifying community health needs are critical first steps in defining issues and developing interventions. This assessment lays the foundation for planning action and determining which intervention options should be implemented and supported. Recognizing this, MFH seeks applications for both community assessments and program planning for women’s health needs in vulnerable populations (e.g., geographically isolated, low-literate, elderly, ethnic minorities, physically or mentally disabled, low-income, etc.).

The intent of this funding is to pay for costs associated with the following:

  • Assessment grants -- support efforts to identify and quantify women’s health needs in a vulnerable population. Assessments are expected to include activities designed to collect, analyze and present data describing the health status of the target population. Assessments should define consumer needs, examine options for meeting those needs and identify how the best intervention(s) can be implemented and supported.
  • Planning grants -- support data analysis, secure community input, access consultative assistance and develop and disseminate information. Planning grants also support applicant organizations to design, plan and budget for the initiation or expansion of women’s health programs in a vulnerable population.

Because the UM System is limited to one application for this program, letters of intent must be submitted to the Office of Research,, no later than 4:00 p.m., Friday, August 8, 2008. Letters of intent should be limited to a 3-page summary, including 1) type of grant (assessment or planning), 2) the target population, 3) brief summary of the project, including goals and objectives, and 4) expected outcomes, including dissemination plan.


Maximum funding available under this program is $500,000 and projects may not exceed 24 months in duration.

MU Deadline:

4:00 p.m., Friday, August 8, 2008

Sponsor Deadline:

Pre-Application Conference: August 4, 2008, 10:30 am-noon, MFH office (teleconference option available)

Application Due: August 28, 2008 (must be received in the MFH office by 4 pm)

URL for more information:

This notice is being sent to deans, directors, and chairs in social, behavioral and health science disciplines. Please forward it to faculty members who may be interested.

All limited submission announcements can be tracked by deadline via the Calendar at or by announcement date via the Limited Submissions listing at