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Fellowships in hsr.

  • AAMC-CDC Public Health Policy Fellowship - (Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC))  Details

    Full-time training opportunity that provides experiential learning for early career physicians to understand how policies and legislation impact the health of the nation at the federal, state, and local level and enhances collaboration between clinicians and public health professionals.

  • 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.

  • ARG Pre- and Post-Doctoral Fellowships - (Alcohol Research Group (ARG), University of California Berkeley, School of Public Health)  Details

    The two-year fellowships at ARG provide research training in the study of alcohol and drug use and problems, and are oriented toward the pursuit of basic and applied socio-behavioral and epidemiological research. Research is focused on the study of the prevalence, distribution, etiology, and treatment of alcohol abuse, alcohol dependence, alcohol-related problems, drug use, and drug-related problems. Health disparities are a central theme of both the training program and ARG broadly.

  • American Board of Emergency Medicine Fellowship - (National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM))  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 Geriatrics Society Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program - (American Geriatrics Society (AGS) USA)  Details

    The Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program supports developing a better healthcare workforce for older adults by integrating geriatrics with primary care, maximizing older adult and family engagement in health and care, and transforming the healthcare system.

  • CBO Summer Internships - (Congressional Budget Office (CBO) USA)  Details

    CBO summer internships provide an excellent opportunity for graduate students in economics, public policy, health policy, or finance to participate in CBO's analysis and to observe budget and economic policymaking at close hand. These paid internships are located in Washington, D.C. and normally last 10 weeks.

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

  • Culture of Health Leaders Program - (Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF))  Details

    Culture of Health Leaders is a three-year leadership development opportunity for people working in every field and profession who want to use their influence to advance health and equity.

  • E-learning Institute Fellowship - (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), HHS, 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 - (U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA), HHS)  Details

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

  • 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 of Science, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM))  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 of Science, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM))  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 University, 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.

  • Health Policy Research Scholars Program - (Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF))  Details

    A leadership development opportunity for second-year full-time doctoral students from underrepresented populations and/or disadvantaged backgrounds, those who want to apply their research to advance health and equity, and their innovation to help build a Culture of Health.

  • Interdisciplinary Research Leaders Program - (Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF))  Details

    A three-year leadership development opportunity for teams of researchers and community partners to use the power of �applied research-informing and supporting critical work being done in communities-to accelerate that work and advance health and equity.

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

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

  • 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.

  • NAM Fellowships - (National Academy of Medicine (NAM))  Details

    The NAM Fellowship program allows early-career health science scholars to participate in evidence-based health care or public health studies that affect the health of the American people.

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

  • National Leadership Academy for the Public's Health - (Center for Health Leadership & Practice, PHI (CHLP))  Details

    The National Leadership Academy for the Public's Health (NLAPH) began in 2011 to provide training to four-person multi-sector teams from across the country to advance their leadership skills and achieve health equity in their community. The one-year program uses an experiential learning process including webinars, a multi-day retreat, coaching support, peer networking, and an applied population health project.

  • Paul Ambrose Scholars Program - (Association for Prevention Teaching and Research (APTR))  Details

    Program exposes health professions students to influential public health professionals and prepares them to be leaders in addressing population health challenges at the national and community level. APTR selects up to 40 students each year from health professions schools who exhibit a desire to learn and integrate public health into their future clinical practice.

  • 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 Quality Scholars - (Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy & Clinical Practice USA, Veterans Health Administration (VHA), VA USA)  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), HHS)  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), HHS)  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), HHS)  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), HHS)  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), HHS)  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.

  • Assistance Listings ( - (U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) USA)  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) USA)  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 (ODP), 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.

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

  • Education and Health: New Frontiers (R21) Clinical Trial Optional - (National Institutes of Health (NIH), HHS)  Details

    The goal of this funding opportunity announcement is to support research that will further elucidate the pathways involved in the relationship between education and health outcomes and in doing so to carefully identify the specific aspects and qualities of education that are responsible for this relationship and what the mediating factors are that affect the nature of the causal relationship.

  • Extramural Grant Programs - (National Library of Medicine (NLM), NIH USA)  Details

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

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

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

  • Grants (NTIA) - (U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) USA)  Details

    NTIA administers grant programs that further the deployment and use of broadband and other technologies in America, including funding for improved education, public safety, and health care.

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    Searchable information from all Federal grant-making agencies.

  • Health Resources Services Administration (HRSA) Open Opportunities - (Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), HHS)  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), HHS)  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), HHS)  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.

  • MatchMaker - (National Institutes of Health (NIH), HHS)  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 Director's Transformative Research Award (R01 - Clinical Trial Optional) - (National Institutes of Health (NIH), HHS)  Details

    Award supports individual scientists or groups of scientists proposing groundbreaking, exceptionally innovative, original, and/or unconventional research with the potential to create new scientific paradigms, establish entirely new and improved clinical approaches, or develop transformative technologies.

  • 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), NIH USA)  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.

  • SAMHSA Grants - (Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), HHS)  Details

    Grants that focus on building resilience and facilitating recovery for people with or at risk for mental or substance use disorders.

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

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

  • Understanding and Improving Diagnostic Safety in Ambulatory Care: Strategies and Interventions (R18) - (Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), HHS)  Details

    This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) solicits applications from research institutions and their investigators to conduct Health Services Research Demonstration and Dissemination Projects (R18) to evaluate strategies and interventions for reducing diagnostic failures and patient harms, including approaches that enable organizations, providers and patients to better anticipate emerging diagnostic risk before failure and harm occurs.


  • AAMC Awards - (Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC)) 
  • Alliance for Healthcare Foundation Funding - (Alliance Healthcare Foundation USA)  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.

  • American Medical Association Foundation Community Health Programs Grants - (American Medical Association Foundation)  Details

    Community Health Programs provide charitable grants to financially support innovative partnerships of physician-led community-based agencies, including free clinics, focused on the prevention and management of chronic diseases, particularly Type 2 diabetes and hypertension among vulnerable populations.

  • 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.

  • DASH Mentor Program - (All In: Data for Community Health)  Details

    Program provides funding for advanced multi-sector community health data sharing initiatives.

  • 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) USA)  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.

  • NIHCM Foundation Research Award - (National Institute for Health Care Management Foundation (NIHCM) USA)  Details

    The NIHCM Foundation Health Care Research Award recognizes outstanding published work from researchers furthering innovation in health care financing, delivery and organization or the implementation of health care policy.

  • NIHCM Investigator-Initiated Research Grants - (National Institute for Health Care Management Foundation (NIHCM) USA)  Details

    NIHCM Foundation supports innovative investigator-initiated research with high potential to inform improvements to the U.S. health care system. Projects must advance the existing knowledge base in the areas of health care financing, delivery, management and/or policy.

  • PCORI Funding Awards - (Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) USA)  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 Explorer - (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.

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

  • The Colorado Trust Details

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

  • Funding Opportunities - (National Network of Public Health Institutes (NNPHI))  Details

    NNPHI offers direct funding opportunities (as available) for NNPHI members, as well as public health systems partners for national, state, and local public health system initiatives.

  • UHF Grants Center - (United Hospital Fund (UHF) USA)  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

  • Current RFAs - (National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), NIH) 
  • NCCOR Funding Opportunities - (National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity Research (NCCOR))  Details

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

Health Philanthropy

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

  • Foundation Center - (Foundation Center)  Details

    The Center delivers knowledge, transparency, and expert guidance to fundraisers and grantmakers solving social problems through philanthropy.

  • 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.

Upcoming Events

Educational Opportunities

  • Grants and Proposal Writing-On Demand - (National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM))  Details

    Designed for beginning grant proposal writers, this class presents a general overview of the grant and funding processes as well as the level of detail required in a successful proposal.