Applicant Resources

The following resources are intended to provide guidance to help applicants develop competitive proposals. Additional information is also available on our Funding page. Applicants can also talk with program staff directly during Third Thursdays, the E4A virtual office hours held the third Thursday of every month at 10:30am PT.

LOI Guide

Applicant Guide: Letter of Intent Stage

The applicant guide outlines general information about the funding opportunity, the application and review process, and questions that should be addressed in the Letter of Intent. It also includes links to additional resources.

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Applicant Technical Assistance (TA)

E4A offers two TA Services to applicants proposing to evaluate an innovative or important intervention to address a critical population health issue, but without sufficient rigor of design or capacity to conduct research, are given the option to receive Design Consultation or Matching Services. To participate in either service, applicants may either be referred after submitting a Letter of Intent (LOI) or may request participation prior to LOI submission.

Annotated LOI Excerpts

Annotated Letter of Intent Excerpts

The annotated Letter of Intent (LOI) excerpts document is a compilation of de-identified excerpts from successful LOIs. The annotations include comments and tips for optimizing limited space and prioritizing information to include in the two-page narrative.


Methods Blog

The E4A Methods Blog is intended to provide an informal setting to discuss methods issues. Associated Methods Notes offer insights into the type of methodological issues E4A leadership consider when evaluating proposed research designs.

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Methods Notes

Methods notes offer overviews, insights, and examples of the different research design and analysis methods that can be used in different situations. They also offer guidelines for determining things like effect sizes and conducting power calculations. 

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Videos & Webinar Recordings

The webinar and video archives house a collection of videos produced by E4A that highlight both programmatic activities, how to apply for E4A funding, and results and insights from E4A funded research projects.

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