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Links to fellowships, grants, and other funding opportunities.


Fellowships in hsr.

  • 2017 Summer Intramural Fellowship Program - (Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ))  Details

    This fellowship provides opportunities to work with health services researchers to improve health care. Applicants should have an advanced degree with a concentration in health services research, health policy, or a health-related or research field.

  • 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 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

Funding Opportunities

  • OVW FY 2017 Grants for Outreach and Services to Underserved Populations Program Department of Justice - (Department of Justice (DoJ) USA)  Details

    The program was authorized to develop and implement outreach strategies targeted at, and provide victim services to, adult and youth victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, or stalking in underserved populations. Grant funds are used to provide enhanced services to underserved populations; build the capacity of both mainstream organizations and organizations serving underserved populations to provide culturally appropriate and inclusive services; and to increase training and outreach activities targeted at organizations providing services to underserved populations.


  • 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 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Natural Experiments of Policy and Built Environment Impact on Diabetes Risk - (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC))  Details

    Funding to support a 5-year multi-center research network of innovative, non-health system-based, natural experiments approaches to alter the diabetogenic characteristics of US communities. Priority areas include population-level approaches to the promotion of healthy eating and active living by evaluating the impact of environmental and policy interventions on population-level risk factors for diabetes.

  • 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.


  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.