EDIT CARES Community Award for Research and Evaluation Services Request for Proposals


EDIT CARES is an annual award designed to support organizations and individuals serving the sexual and gender minority (SGM) community in innovative ways. Evaluation, data management, and technical assistance services can be costly, so we want to support your work by offering to provide these services to you free of charge, by funding up to $5,000 worth of EDIT staff time to work directly with you.


All individuals and organizations who serve the SGM community are eligible to apply. Requests can fall into one of three categories:                                 

  • Evaluation – For example, we could help you develop process and outcomes evaluations to help measure the effectiveness and acceptability of your intervention.
  • Data Services – Have you been collecting data but don’t know how to manage or analyze it? Do you have an idea for a community survey but need advice on collecting data on SGM populations? We can help!
  • Technical Assistance – Do you need help building organizational infrastructure? Putting together programmatic reports? Recruiting participants? Our team can help with all of the above and more.


Our application process is quick and easy – just reach out for a brief application form where you will be prompted to describe your proposed project, as well as other background about yourself and/or your organization. Email your completed proposal to EDIT@northwestern.edu with the subject line “[Organization Name] EDIT CARES Application.”


Funding begins on October 28, 2019. All applications need to be received by October 4, 2019. The EDIT team will review applications and notify the winning proposal team by October 21, 2019.


Please email josh.boegner@northwestern.edu if you have any questions or to request an application.