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Links to fellowships, grants, and other funding opportunities.


Fellowships in hsr.

  • APHA Internships & Fellowships - (American Public Health Association (APHA))  - 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))  - 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 College of Radiology Moorefield Fellowship in Economics & Health Policy - (American College of Radiology (ACR) US)  - 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.
  • Applied Research Fellowships & Collaborative Research - (National Cancer Institute, NIH (NCI))  - Lists some of the mechanisms by which NCI has brought students and scientists in to work with them, including NIH research and training opportunities, the Division of Cancer Prevention Fellowship Program, and NIH Guest Researcher/Special Volunteer Programs.
  • Clinical/Research Electives Program: Health Services Research - (National Institutes of Health (NIH))  - 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.
  • FDA Commissioner's Fellowship Program - (Food and Drug Administration (FDA))  - 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))  - 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)  - 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.
  • Fellowships - Included here is the Louis Stokes Urban Health Public Policy Fellows Program, a policy training and leadership development program that targets early to mid-level policy professionals who are committed to eliminating health disparities.
  • HHS Health Policy Fellowship - (Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE))  - Fellowship opportunity in the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion's (ODPHP) Division of Health Care Quality within the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health (OASH), Office of the Secretary (OS), at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) in Rockville, MD. The participant will gain professional experience in a health policy setting.
  • NACCHO Career Network - (National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO))  - 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.
  • Robert Wood Johnson Health Policy Fellowships - (Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF))  - 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 images/pdf.gif icon - (AcademyHealth)  - 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)  - 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.
  • VA National Quality Scholars - (Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy & Clinical Practice US, Veterans Health Administration US)  - 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.

Funding Opportunities


  • AHRQ Conference Grant Program (R13) - (Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ))  - AHRQ has announced a grant, aimed at supporting conferences focused on improving the quality, safety, efficiency, and effectiveness of health care.
  • AHRQ Funding Opportunities - (Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ))  - 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 Health Services Research Projects (R01) - (Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ))  - This award is made to an institution/organization to support a discrete, specified health services research project.
  • AHRQ Small Research Grant Program (R03) - (Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ))  - 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.
  • Applied Research Funding Opportunities - (National Cancer Institute, NIH (NCI))  - Lists funding opportunities within ARP that are directed towards the extramural research community focus on building capacity for cancer surveillance research to evaluate patterns and trends in cancer-related risk factors, health behaviors and health services.
  • BD2K Predoctoral Training in Biomedical Big Data Science (T32) - (National Institutes of Health (NIH))  - This funding opportunity would support graduate training programs in Big Data Science aimed at training scientists involved in the development of the computational and quantitative approaches and tools needed by the biomedical research community to work with Big Data in the biomedical sciences.
  • Biomedical and Behavioral Research Innovations to Ensure Equity (BRITE) in Maternal and Child Health (R15) - (Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, NIH (NICHD))  - Funding is available for health equity research related to NICHD mission areas including: preterm birth; infant mortality; sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS); maternal mortality; reproductive health; uterine fibroid tumors; childhood, adolescent, and/or adult obesity; violence prevention; perinatal HBV and HIV/AIDS prevention; HIV/AIDS prevention; asthma; intellectual and developmental disabilities; pediatric injury prevention; and medical rehabilitation.
  • Biomedical Technology Research Resource (P41) - (National Institutes of Health (NIH))  - This grant funds research and development on new technologies and instruments driven by the needs of basic, translational, and clinical researchers.
  • Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) - (U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) US)  - 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.
  • Centers for Medicare & Medicaid (CMS) Grant Opportunities - (Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS))  - This website provides access to CMS Research & Demonstration grants, for example, the Hispanic Health Services Research grant program and the Historically Black Colleges and Universities grant.
  • Co-Funded Research Projects - (Office of Disease Prevention, NIH)  - 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))  - 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))  - 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))  - 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.
  • Extramural Grant Programs - (National Library of Medicine (NLM) U.S.)  - Grants are available for fundamental and applied research in biomedical informatics and bioinformatics.
  • Funding Announcements - (Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ))  - AHRQ grant offerings for programmatic research priority areas are listed on this website.
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  • Health Resources Services Administration (HRSA) - (Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA))  - 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))  - 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))  - This site is an online technical assistance resource, offering webinars, application and submission guidance, as well as tips for writing successful proposals to HRSA.
  • MatchMaker - (National Institutes of Health (NIH))  - 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.
  • Modeling Social Behavior (R01) - (National Institutes of Health (NIH))  - This FO would support the development and testing of theories and computational, mathematical, or engineering approaches to deepen our understanding of complex social behavior.
  • NIH Support for Conferences and Scientific Meetings (R13 and U13) - 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.
  • Therapeutic Areas for Data Standards Development (U01) - (Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) U.S.)  - The purpose of this funding opportunity is to support projects leading to the development of specifications for therapeutic areas which capture how to structure commonly collected data and outcome measurements in disease clinical trials.


  • Alliance for Healthcare Foundation Funding - (Alliance Healthcare Foundation US)  - 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.
  • Commonwealth Fund Information for Grant Seekers - (Commonwealth Fund)  - 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.
  • Communication and Dissemination Research - Cycle 1 2016 - (Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) US)  - Applications for this award, which will fund projects designed to address knowledge gaps in the communication and dissemination process, are due by June 6, 2016.
  • David and Lucile Packard Foundation - 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)  - Applications are being accepted for the Knowledge Awards, Training and Development Awards, and the Dissemination Awards,
  • Investigator Awards in Health Policy Research - (Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF))  - 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)  - Available in a map or pdf format, the website provides a listing of currently open PCORI funding awards.
  • Pew Charitable Trusts Health Overview - 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 - (Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF))  - The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation provides grants for projects that advance their mission to improve the health and health care of all Americans.
  • Robert Wood Johnson Research Grants - (Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF))  - RWJF is funding a new initiative to support research studying how states are implementing the Affordable Care Act
  • William B. Graham Prize for Health Services Research - (Association of University Programs in Health Administration (AUPHA), Baxter International Foundation US)  - 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 - 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 - 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))  - This resource is designed to assist applicants and grantees by providing guidelines, answers to frequently asked questions, and related forms.
  • Colorado Trust - The Trust issues requests for proposals (RFP) and welcomes responses from nonprofit organizations and governmental entities across Colorado.
  • United Hospital Fund Grants Center - 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

National Cancer Institute, NIH (NCI)

National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity Research (NCCOR)

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

National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)

National Institutes of Health (NIH)

National Library of Medicine (NLM) U.S.

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

Health Philanthropy

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

  • Finding Funders - (Foundation Center)  - Provides grantseekers with several ways to find funders.
  • Foundation Center - (Foundation Center)  - The Center provides information for grantseekers, grantmakers, researchers, policymakers, the media, and the general public.
  • Grantmakers in Health - 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.