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Links to fellowships, grants, and other funding opportunities.


Fellowships in hsr.

  • New Connections: Increasing Diversity of RWJF Programming - (Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF))  Details

    A career development program for early career researchers, providing support to grantees and other individuals who are part of a network of eligible researchers. The researchers in this program come from multiple disciplines (health, social sciences, business, urban planning, architecture and engineering); work to build the case for a Culture of Health with strong qualitative and quantitative research skills; and produce and translate timely research results.

  • APHA Internships & Fellowships - (American Public Health Association (APHA))  Details

    Both undergraduate and graduate students are eligible for unpaid APHA internships that offer practical work experience.

  • APTR-CDC Fellowship Program - (Association for Prevention Teaching and Research (APTR))  Details

    Fellowship opportunities in public health and preventive medicine interest areas are available with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) through the APTR Preventive Medicine and Public Health Fellowship Program.

  • American Board of Emergency Medicine Fellowship - (National Academies)  Details

    The overall purpose of the ABEM Emergency Medicine Fellowship is to provide talented, early-career health science scholars in emergency medicine with the opportunity to experience and participate in evidence-based healthcare or public health studies that improve the care and access to care of patients in domestic and global health care systems.

  • American College of Radiology Moorefield Fellowship in Economics & Health Policy - (American College of Radiology (ACR) US)  Details

    This fellowship ia a two-week program is designed to better inform residents about reimbursement and medical policy issues, including development of new CPT codes, the valuation process, national and local Medicare coverage of radiology and radiation oncology procedures, and coverage by third-party payers and managed care organizations.

  • Clinical/Research Electives Program: Health Services Research - (National Institutes of Health (NIH))  Details

    This elective is intended for students who are interested in population-level health services research and disability-related public health issues. Previous coursework in research methods is helpful, but not required. Selection is based upon evidence of motivation to explore a breadth of topics included in health services research and appreciate potential policy implications. Applicants must possess good standing in medical school.

  • E-learning Institute Fellowship - (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Public Health Foundation (PHF))  Details

    The CDC E-learning Institute Fellowship (ELI) is a four-month fellowship program designed to cultivate the skills of public health training professionals with limited experience designing or developing e-learning products.

  • FDA Commissioner's Fellowship Program - (Food and Drug Administration (FDA))  Details

    Two-year fellowship program that provides an opportunity for health professionals and scientists to receive training and experience at the FDA.

  • Federal Training Programs in Comparative Effectiveness Research - (Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ))  Details

    Appendix B of a 2010 White Paper, Establishing an AHRQ Learning Collaborative, lists CER Federal Training Program. As background on the white paper, at the 2010 National Research Service Award (NRSA) meeting, directors of T32 training programs funded by AHRQ discussed the importance of sharing knowledge and working more closely together. To gain a better understanding of the unique needs, preferences, and challenges of AHRQ training programs with respect to achieving these goals, a brief initial survey involving 10 of the 18 training programs was conducted. To explore these themes in more detail, 15 semi-structured interviews were conducted (five each with program directors and pre- and postdoctoral trainees). Additionally, interviews were conducted with individuals with expertise in establishing and working with collaboratives. These experts represented: AcademyHealth, AHRQ, The Institute for Healthcare Improvement, the NEWMEDS Project, and the PCMH/MU (Patient-Centered Medical Home/Meaningful Use) Collaborative. Applying a conceptual framework developed from a literature review of collective learning, themes were identified and consolidated as they emerged.

  • Fellowship Opportunities - (Commonwealth Fund)  Details

    Commonwealth Fund fellowship programs are designed to give promising young researchers the opportunity for in-depth study of various health care policy topics, working with investigators, policy analysts, government officials, and others in a number of U.S. and international settings.

  • Gilbert S. Omenn Fellowship - (National Academies)  Details

    The purpose of the Gilbert S. Omenn Fellowship is to enable talented, early-career scholars combining biomedical science and population health to participate actively in health- and medicine-related study process of the National Academies, promoting the integration of public health and medicine-both scientifically and through practice and policy.

  • Greenwall Fellowship in Bioethics - (National Academies)  Details

    The purpose of the Greenwall Fellowship in Bioethics is to provide talented, early-career bioethics scholars with the opportunity to experience and participate in evidence-based healthcare or public health studies and policy-making process that improve the care and access to care of patients in domestic and global health care systems.

  • Health Policy Leadership Fellowship Program - (Morehouse School of Medicine)  Details

    A 10-month multidisciplinary training program designed to provide physicians and postdoctoral professionals with the specific knowledge, skills, and experiences to prepare them for leadership roles promoting and implementing policies and practices to reduce disparities and advance health equity.

  • James C. Puffer, M.D./American Board of Family Medicine Fellowship - (National Academies)  Details

    The purpose of the Puffer/ABFM Fellowship at the NAM is to enable talented, early-career health policy and science scholars in family medicine to participate actively in health- and medicine-related work of the National Academies and to further their careers as future leaders in the field.

  • Mathematica Policy Research Summer Fellowships - (Mathematica Policy Research, Inc.)  Details

    A 12-week doctoral fellowship where fellows will work on their own independent research project that intersects with one of MPR's focus areas, including behavioral health, care delivery, Medicaid and CHIP, population health, quality measurement, and state health policy.

  • NACCHO Career Network - (National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO))  Details

    Interactive job board for online employment connections with a focus on local health departments and public health professions. Employers can post jobs online and search for qualified candidates. Job seekers can learn about employers and employment opportunities in public health, post resumes, browse and view available jobs.

  • NCI/AcademyHealth Health Care Delivery Research Visiting Scholars Program - (AcademyHealth, National Cancer Institute, NIH (NCI))  Details

    A year-long, part-time funded program at the National Cancer Institute. The program seeks to provide scientists working in the field of health services or healthcare delivery research with protected time to develop new research directions that advance both their own career goals and the field more broadly.

  • Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Health Disparities Research (HDRS) - (University of Wisconsin)  Details

    A program that provides training at the postdoctoral level in interdisciplinary research that addresses disparities in health status and health outcomes among minority populations with an emphasis on maternal/child, adolescent and family health.

  • Robert Wood Johnson Health Policy Fellowships - (Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF))  Details

    Opportunity for experienced health professionals and behavioral and social scientists from academic faculties and nonprofit healthcare organizations to receive a comprehensive orientation with the nation's preeminent health policy leaders followed by a full-time work assignment on Capital Hill.

  • Senior Scholar in Residence Program - (AcademyHealth)  Details

    This fellowship program is directed at senior scholars, and is intended to offer participants the opportunity to work on AcademyHealth programs in Washington, D.C.

  • The Commonwealth Fund Mongan Fellowship in Minority Health Policy - (Commonwealth Fund)  Details

    This Fellowship is designed to prepare for physicians for leadership roles in formulating and promoting health policies and practices that improve the access to high quality care at the national, state, and/or local levels for the minority, disadvantaged, and most vulnerable populations.

  • The Margaret E. Mahoney Fellowships in Health Policy - (New York Academy of Medicine)  Details

    This program provides stipends for outstanding medical, dental, public health, public policy, and graduate nursing students to conduct summer research projects on some aspect of health care delivery transformation for vulnerable populations and/or early childhood health and development, with an emphasis on policy implications.

  • VA National Quality Scholars - (Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy & Clinical Practice US, Veterans Health Administration US)  Details

    Mission is to offer scholars opportunities to be leaders who can apply knowledge and methods of health care improvement to the care of veterans; innovate and continually improve health care; teach health professionals about health care improvement; and, perform research and develop new knowledge for the ongoing improvement of the quality and value of health care services.

  • Youth Health Equity Model of Practice (YHEMOP) - (Office of Minority Health (OMH))  Details

    YHEMOP provides Health Equity Fellowships to undergraduate, graduate and doctoral students interested in a career in health. These fellowships provide hands on, "in the field" learning opportunities through short-term placements in diverse organizations or institutions that promote health equity and/or addresses health disparities.

Funding Opportunities


  • AHRQ Conference Grants (R13) - (Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ))  Details

    HRQ seeks to support conferences that help to further its mission to produce evidence to make health care safer, higher quality, more accessible, equitable and affordable, and to work with HHS and other partners to make sure that the evidence is understood and used

  • AHRQ Funding Opportunities - (Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ))  Details

    AHRQ supports a broad base of scientific research to promote improvements in clinical and health system practices, including the prevention of diseases and other health conditions.

  • AHRQ Mentored Clinical Scientist Research Career Development Award (K08) - (Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ))  Details

    This FOA solicits individual Mentored Clinical Scientist Research Career Development (K08) grant applications from applicant organizations. The overall goal of AHRQ-supported career development programs is to help ensure that a diverse pool of highly trained health services researchers are available in adequate numbers and in appropriate research areas to address the mission and priorities of AHRQ.

  • AHRQ Small Research Grant Program (R03) - (Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ))  Details

    This funding opportunity supports health services research projects including pilot and feasibility studies; secondary analysis of existing data; small, self-contained research projects; development of research methodology; and development of new research technology.

  • Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) - (U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) US)  Details

    Government-wide compendium of all federal programs, projects, services, and activities that provide assistance or benefits to the American public. Users can contact the office that administers a program for application instructions.

  • - (U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) US)  Details is a listing of challenge and prize competitions, all of which are run by more than 100 agencies (and more than 170 congressional offices) across federal government. These include technical, scientific, ideation, and creative competitions where the U.S. government seeks innovative solutions from the public, bringing the best ideas and talent together to solve mission-centric problems.

  • Co-Funded Research Projects - (Office of Disease Prevention, NIH)  Details

    Extramural prevention grants, intramural projects, and meetings and workshops to NIH Institutes and Centers (ICs) as well as to other agencies and offices are available for application.

  • Community Partnerships to Advance Research (CPAR) (R01) - (National Institutes of Health (NIH))  Details

    This funding opportunity announcement encourages researchers to partner with communities using Community Engaged Research methodologies that will enhance relationships leading to better interventions and positive health outcome.

  • Community Partnerships to Advance Research (CPAR) (R15) - (National Institutes of Health (NIH))  Details

    This funding opportunity announcement encourages researchers to partner with communities using Community Engaged Research methodologies that will enhance relationships leading to better interventions and positive health outcomes.

  • Community Partnerships to Advance Research (CPAR) (R21) - (National Institutes of Health (NIH))  Details

    This funding opportunity announcement seeks to encourage researchers to partner with communities using Community Engaged Research methodologies that will enhance relationships leading to better interventions and positive health outcomes.

  • Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems V (CAHPS V) (U18) - (Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ))  Details

    This RFA solicits research to be performed within five broad areas: a) Advancing the science of consumer assessment of patient experience; b) Continued innovation to ensure relevance to health services delivery and survey best practices; c) Reporting patient experience data; d) Quality improvement (QI) studies; and e) Developing internal and external program communication strategies.

  • Developing Measures of Shared Decision Making (R01) - (Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ))  Details

    A grant to fund applications to develop, test, and evaluate measures of shared decision making between clinicians and patients that can be used to conduct research in clinical settings.

  • Educating State-Level Stakeholders on Injury and Violence Prevention - (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC))  Details

    Most events that result in violence, injury and/or death from violence or an unintentional injury could be prevented if public health strategies, practices, and policies based on the best available evidence were used throughout the nation - funding will provide for access to the information the public and policymakers need to assess the effectiveness of interventions, understand the burden of injuries and violence in their state, the evidence behind unintentional injury and violence prevention strategies and the implications of prevention interventions.

  • Extramural Grant Programs - (National Library of Medicine (NLM) U.S.)  Details

    Grants are available for fundamental and applied research in biomedical informatics and bioinformatics.

  • Funding Announcements - (Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ))  Details

    AHRQ grant offerings for programmatic research priority areas are listed on this website.

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    Searchable information from all Federal grant-making agencies.

  • The Health and Retirement Study (U01) - (National Institute on Aging (NIA))  Details

    This solicitation seeks applicants for the next 6 year cycle for this longitudinal data resource on patterns of age-related changes in the health and well-being of adults age 50 and older in the U.S.

  • Health Resources Services Administration (HRSA) Open Opportunities - (Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA))  Details

    Comprising six bureaus and 12 offices, HRSA provides leadership and financial support to health care providers in every state and U.S. territory. HRSA grantees provide health care to uninsured people, people living with HIV/AIDS, and pregnant women, mothers and children. They train health professionals and improve systems of care in rural communities.

  • Hispanic Health Services Research Grant Program - (Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS))  Details

    The purpose of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' Hispanic Grant Program is to implement Hispanic American health services research activities to meet the needs of diverse CMS beneficiary populations.

  • How to Apply for a HRSA Grant - (Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA))  Details

    This site is an online technical assistance resource, offering webinars, application and submission guidance, as well as tips for writing successful proposals to HRSA.

  • Improving Outcomes for Disorders of Human Communication (R01) - (National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD) USA)  Details

    The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to improve the health outcomes for individuals with deafness and other communication disorders through effectiveness and health services research in the NIDCD mission areas of hearing, balance, smell, taste, voice, speech and language.

  • Improving Outcomes for Disorders of Human Communication (R21) - (National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD) USA)  Details

    The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to improve the health outcomes for individuals with deafness and other communication disorders through effectiveness and health services research in the NIDCD mission areas of hearing, balance, smell, taste, voice, speech and language.

  • Intensive Longitudinal Analysis of Health Behaviors: Leveraging New Technologies to Understand Health Behaviors (U24) - (National Institutes of Health (NIH))  Details

    Funding to establish a Research Coordinating Center (RCC) to facilitate and support the Intensive Longitudinal Health Behaviors Initiative. The goal of this initiative is to support collaborative research projects studying factors that influence key health behaviors at the individual level, using intensive longitudinal data collection and analytic methods, as well as to further advance research through the broad dissemination of data with the research community, as appropriate.

  • MatchMaker - (National Institutes of Health (NIH))  Details

    A subset of the NIH RePORT system, this utility allows you to input the text of a relevant project to search for similar funding throughout the NIH system.

  • NIH Support for Conferences and Scientific Meetings (R13 and U13) Details

    The NIH recognizes the value of supporting scientific meetings that are relevant to its scientific mission and to the public health. A scientific meeting is defined as a gathering, symposium, seminar, conference, workshop, or any other organized, formal meeting where persons assemble to coordinate, exchange, and disseminate information or to explore or clarify a defined subject, problem, or area of knowledge.

  • NLM Express Research Grants in Biomedical Informatics (R01) - (National Library of Medicine (NLM) U.S.)  Details

    An application to NLM's research grant program should focus on a well-defined research problem and propose a rigorous research design, based on preliminary studies, which will result in innovations that advance what is known in the field of informatics and have the capacity to improve human health.

  • Surgical Disparities Research (R01) - (Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) U.S.)  Details

    This funding opportunity would investigate disparities in surgical care and outcomes, in minority and health disparity populations.

  • Telemedicine to Improve HIV Care among Minority Persons Living with HIV in Urban Areas - (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC))  Details

    This demonstration project will tailor an existing telemedicine program for racial and ethnic minority people living with HIV in urban areas with increased HIV burden, to improve service delivery and retention in care. The tailored telemedicine program will increase efficiency of care delivery and accessibility to care and case management services by reducing barriers associated with retention.


  • 2017 County Health Rankings Research Grants - (County Health Rankings & Roadmaps)  Details

    The Research Grants serve an important role in strengthening the Rankings and improving accessibility, communication, or usability of Rankings data through: Refinement of current methodology used in the Rankings model; Explorations of new data sources, measures, or methods for the Rankings; or Quantitative analyses of Rankings data.

  • Alliance for Healthcare Foundation Funding - (Alliance Healthcare Foundation US)  Details

    Alliance Healthcare Foundation's grant-making activities focus strategically on funding organizations whose programs benefit those under 250% of poverty, the uninsured and underinsured, children and the homeless.

  • The BUILD Health Challenge - (BUILD Health Challenge)  Details

    Provides funding for cross-collaboration between health systems, health departments, and non-profit community organizations to improve health in their communities.

  • The Commonwealth Fund Grants - (Commonwealth Fund)  Details

    The Fund supports independent research on health and social issues and makes grants to improve health care practice and policy. We are dedicated to helping people become more informed about their health care and improving care for vulnerable populations such as children, the elderly, low-income families, minorities, and the uninsured.

  • Consumer Advocacy for Transformation - (Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF))  Details

    This program will fund state-based or local consumer health advocacy projects that aim to develop and insert an organized, influential and permanent consumer voice in state and local health system changes. These health system changes should increase health care value by preserving efforts to increase access to care, improving health outcomes, and lowering costs, especially for populations with disproportionately poor health outcomes.

  • David and Lucile Packard Foundation Details

    The David and Lucile Packard Foundation is a private foundation located in California that invests in and takes smart risks with innovative people and organizations to improve the lives of children, enable the creative pursuit of science, advance reproductive health, and conserve and restore earth's natural systems.

  • Eugene Washington PCORI Engagement Awards - (Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) US)  Details

    These awards support projects that encourage active integration of patients, caregivers, clinicians, and other healthcare stakeholders as integral members of the patient-centered outcomes research/clinical effectiveness research (PCOR/CER) enterprise.

  • Fahs-Beck Fund for Research and Experimentation Details

    Doctoral and faculty grants to fund studies to develop, refine, evaluate, or disseminate innovative interventions designed to prevent or ameliorate major social, psychological, behavioral or public health problems affecting children, adults, couples, families, or communities, or studies that have the potential for adding significantly to knowledge about such problems.

  • Investigator Awards in Health Policy Research - (Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF))  Details

    Investigator Awards in Health Policy Research supports researchers whose crosscutting and innovative ideas promise to contribute meaningfully to improving health and health care policy. The program provides one of the few funding opportunities in the United States for investigator-initiated projects that are broad in scope, innovative in approach, and have national policy relevance.

  • PCORI Funding Awards - (Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) US)  Details

    Available in a map, csv, or pdf format, the website provides a listing of currently funded PCORI projects.

  • Pew Charitable Trusts Health Overview - (Pew Charitable Trusts USA)  Details

    Pew invests in programmatic work to solve today's most challenging problems including improving policy, informing the public and stimulating civic life.

  • Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Grants Database - (Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF))  Details

    The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation provides grants for projects that advance their mission to improve the health and health care of all Americans. The database lists currently awarded grants, and links to a database of past grants.

  • Systems for Action: Systems and Services Research to Build a Culture of Health - (Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF))  Details

    Systems for Action (S4A) is a national program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) that aims to discover and apply new evidence about ways of aligning the delivery and financing systems for medical, social, and public health services that support a Culture of Health. The goal of this call for proposals (CFP) is to fund research that supports new scientific evidence on ways to optimize delivery and financing systems in ways that improve health and reduce inequities.

  • William B. Graham Prize for Health Services Research - (Association of University Programs in Health Administration (AUPHA), Baxter International Foundation US)  Details

    The Baxter International Foundation has created The William B. Graham Prize for Health Services Research. The $50,000 annual award will be administered by The Association of University Programs in Health Administration (AUPHA) and given to a researcher who has made contributions to improving the health of the public worldwide. Specifically, the award will recognize health services research that has a lasting impact on the healthcare system and the way healthcare is delivered.

  • William T. Grant Foundation Details

    The Foundation supports work to improve the settings of youth ages 8 to 25 in the United States. It funds research, and service improvements that emphasize understanding and improving youth's everyday settings such as families, peer groups, schools, youth-serving organizations, and neighborhoods.


  • California Endowment Grants and Program Investments Details

    The California Endowment makes grants to organizations and institutions that directly benefit the health and well-being of Californians. Support is provided to nonprofit organizations with a valid tax exemption status under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and that are classified as a public charity and not as a "private foundation" under Section 509(a). If a proposal is from an unincorporated collaboration or community project, tax exemption verification and a letter of agreement signed by a lead applicant agency that is eligible for funding are required.

  • California HealthCare Foundation Grants - (California HealthCare Foundation (CHCF))  Details

    This resource is designed to assist applicants and grantees by providing guidelines, answers to frequently asked questions, and related forms.

  • Colorado Trust Details

    The Trust issues requests for proposals (RFP) and welcomes responses from nonprofit organizations and governmental entities across Colorado.

  • United Hospital Fund Grants Center Details

    The Fund supports the development of model projects, sponsors research to analyze systemic problems, and fosters innovative solutions. Beneficiaries of the Fund's grants include not-for-profit and public hospitals, nursing homes, and health care, academic, and public interest organizations.

NIH HSR Funding Notices and Requests for Application

Specific opportunities relating to HSR

Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research, NIH (OBSSR)

National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)

National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity Research (NCCOR)

  • NCCOR Funding Opportunities Details

    This website provides links to funding opportunities generated by NCCOR members and others, such as universities and nonprofit organizations

National Cancer Institute, NIH (NCI)

National Library of Medicine (NLM) U.S.

National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Health Philanthropy

Resources for grantmakers and others seeking expertise and information on the field of health philanthropy.

  • Foundation Center - (Foundation Center)  Details

    The Center provides information for grantseekers, grantmakers, researchers, policymakers, the media, and the general public.

  • Grantmakers in Health Details

    Nonprofit, educational organization dedicated to helping foundations and corporate giving programs improve the health of all people. Its mission is to foster communication and collaboration among grantmakers and others, and to help strengthen the grantmaking community's knowledge, skills, and effectiveness.