Health Policy Research Funding

The Federal Government and many private foundations fund researchers whose work focuses on health-related issues. Each quarter, the Schroeder Center for Health Policy compiles a list of funding opportunities that highlights selected broad areas of interest. Topics include health disparities (racial and ethnic), health technology, health costs, health care financing, economics of aging, influence of socioeconomic status on health, obesity, diet and nutrition, environmental policy and health, disability and employment, and social media and health. Below is the Schroeder Center for Health Policy’s May 2013 compilation of health-related external funding opportunities.

 

1. Aetna Foundation

 

2. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)

AHRQ Health Services Research Projects (R01)

AHRQ Health Services Research Demonstration and Dissemination Grants (R18)

AHRQ Small Research Grant Program (R03)

Exploratory and Developmental Grant to Improve Health Care Quality through Health Information Technology (IT) (R21)

Small Research Grant to Improve Health Care Quality through Health Information Technology (IT) (R03)

Understanding Clinical Information Needs and Health Care Decision Making Processes in the Context of Health Information Technology (IT) (R01)

Understanding User Needs and Context to Inform Consumer Health Information Technology (IT) Design (R01)

 

3. Alfred P. Sloan Foundation 

Economic Institutions, Behavior and Performance

Working Longer

 

4. Borchard Foundation Center on Law & Aging

 

5. The Commonwealth Fund

i. Delivery System Innovation and Improvement

Health System Quality and Efficiency

Picker/Commonwealth Fund Long-Term Care Quality Improvement

Patient-Centered Coordinated Care Program

Vulnerable Populations

ii. Health Reform Policy

Affordable Health Insurance

Payment and System Reform

 

6. Health Effects Institute (HEI)

 

7. John A. Hartford Foundation

 

8. MacArthur Foundation

The Power of Measuring Social Benefits

Policy Research

Research Network on an Aging Society

Building Resilient Regions

 

9. National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Below are 67 NIH funding opportunities with appropriate links.  When appropriate, similar funding issues are grouped together for easier reading.  In addition, expiration dates – when the grant mechanisms cease to exist – are included for each grant opportunity.  Unless specified below, application due dates are standard and based on the activity code: 

  • R01 and U01 application due dates (new proposals):  February 5, June 5, and October 5 
  • R03 and R21 application due dates (new proposals):  February 16, June 16, and October 16 
  • R24 and U 24 application due dates (new and renewal proposals):  January 25, May 25, and September 25

Academic Research Enhancement Award (AREA) Program (Parent R15) (Expires:  January 8, 2015)

Advanced Development of Informatics Technology (U24) (Expires:  June 19, 2015;  NOTE:  Letters of intent are due 30 days prior to application due date.  Applications due dates are 2013 and 2014 – June 18 and November 18; 2015—June 18)

Behavioral and Social Genomics of Aging:  Opportunities in the Health and Retirement Study (R01)

(Expires:  September 8, 2014)

Dissemination and Implementation Research in Health (R01) (Expires:  January 8, 2016; NOTE:  Letters of intent are due 30 dates prior to receipt of an application.)

Dissemination and Implementation Research in Health (R03) (Expires:  January 8, 2016; NOTE:  Letters of intent are due one month prior to receipt of an application.)

Dissemination and Implementation Research in Health (R21) (Expires:  January 8, 2016; NOTE:  Letters of intent are due 30 dates prior to receipt of an application.)

Early-Stage Development of Informatics Technology (U01) (Expires:  June 19, 2015; NOTE:  Application due dates are 2013 and 2014 —June 18 and November 18; 2015—June 18)

Economics of Retirement (R01) (Expires: May 8, 2014)

Economics of Retirement (R03) (Expires:  May 8, 2014)

Economics of Retirement (R21) (Expires:  May 8, 2014)

Effect of Racial and Ethnic Discrimination/Bias on Health Care Delivery (R01) (Expires:  May 8, 2014) 

Effect of Racial and Ethnic Discrimination/Bias on Health Care Delivery (R03) (Expires:  May 8, 2014) 

Effect of Racial and Ethnic Discrimination/Bias on Health Care Delivery (R21)  (Expires:  May 8, 2014) 

Estimating the Economic Costs of Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias (R01)

(Expires: September 8, 2015)

Estimating the Economic Costs of Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias (R03)

(Expires:  September 8, 2015)

Estimating the Economic Costs of Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias (R21)

(Expires:  September 8, 2015)

Exploratory/Developmental Clinical Research Grants in Obesity (R21) (Expires:  May 8, 2015) 

Family and Interpersonal Relationships in an Aging Context (R01) (Expires:  May 8, 2014) 

Health Promotion Among Racial and Ethnic Minority Males (R01) (Expires:  September 8, 2013)

Health Promotion Among Racial and Ethnic Minority Males (R21) (Expires:  September 8, 2013)

Health Promotion for Children with Physical Disabilities Through Physical Activity and Diet:  Developing an Evidence Base (R01) (Expires:  September 8, 2014; NOTE:  Letters of intent are due 30 dates prior to receipt of an application.) 

Health Promotion for Children with Physical Disabilities Through Physical Activity and Diet:  Developing An Evidence Base (R21)   (Expires:  September 8, 2014; NOTE:  Letters of intent are due 30 dates prior to receipt of an application.) 
Healthy Habits: Timing for Developing Sustainable Healthy Behaviors in Children and Adolescents (R01)  (Expires:  September 8, 2014) 

Healthy Habits: Timing for Developing Sustainable Healthy Behaviors in Children and Adolescents (R03)  (Expires: September 8, 2014) 

Healthy Habits: Timing for Developing Sustainable Healthy Behaviors in Children and Adolescents (R21)  (Expires:  September 8, 2014) 

Home and Family Based Approaches for the Prevention or Management of Overweight or Obesity in Early Childhood (R01) (Expires:  May 8, 2016) 

Home and Family Based Approaches for the Prevention or Management of Overweight or Obesity in Early Childhood (R21) (Expires: May 8, 2016) 

Implications of the Economic Downturn for Health, Wealth, and Work at Older Ages (R01)

 (Expires: January 8, 2015) 

Improving Diet and Physical Activity Assessment (R01) (Expires:  September 8, 2015; NOTE:  New applications are due on October 5, 2013; June 5, 2014; and February 5, 2015.)

Improving Diet and Physical Activity Assessment (R21) (Expires:  September 8, 2015; NOTE:  New applications are due on October 16, 2013; June 16, 2014; and February 16, 2015.)

Macroeconomic Aspects of Population Aging (R01) (Expires:  October 4, 2014;  NOTE:  Application due dates are October 3, 2013 and October 3, 2014.) 

Maternal Nutrition and Pre-pregnancy Obesity:  Effects on Mothers, Infants, and Children (R01)

(Expires: January 8, 2015) 

Mechanism for Time-Sensitive Research Opportunities in Environmental Health Sciences (R21)  (Expires: April 2, 2016) 

mHealth Tools to Promote Effective Patient-Provider Communication, Adherence to Treatment and Self Management of Chronic Diseases in Underserved Populations (R01)

(Expires:  September 8, 2014) 

mHealth Tools to Promote Effective Patient-Provider Communication, Adherence to Treatment and Self Management of Chronic Diseases in Underserved Populations (R03)

(Expires:  September 8, 2014) 

mHealth Tools to Promote Effective Patient-Provider Communication, Adherence to Treatment and Self Management of Chronic Diseases in Underserved Populations (R21)

(Expires:  September 8, 2014) 

Network and Infrastructure Support for Development of Interdisciplinary Aging Research (R24)

(Expires: January 8, 2015) 

Obesity Policy Evaluation Research (R01) (Expires: May 8, 2016)

Reducing Health Disparities Among Minority and Underserved Children (R01)

(Expires: January 8, 2014) 

Reducing Health Disparities Among Minority and Underserved Children (R21)

(Expires:  January 8, 2014) 

Regional and International Differences in Health and Longevity at Older Ages (R01)

(Expires September 8, 2016)

Regional and International Differences in Health and Longevity at Older Ages (R03)

(Expires September 8, 2016)

Regional and International Differences in Health and Longevity at Older Ages (R21)

(Expires September 8, 2016)

Role of Environmental Chemical Exposures in the Development of Obesity, Type 2 Diabetes and Metabolic Syndrome (R01) (Expires:  September 8, 2015)

Role of Environmental Chemical Exposures in the Development of Obesity, Type 2 Diabetes and Metabolic Syndrome (R21)  (Expires:  September 8, 2015)

School Nutrition and Physical Activity Policies, Obesogenic Behaviors, and Weight Outcomes (R01)  (Expires:  May 8, 2016)

School Nutrition and Physical Activity Policies, Obesogenic Behaviors, and Weight Outcomes (R03)

(Expires:  May 8, 2016)

School Nutrition and Physical Activity Politicies, Obesogenic Behaviors, and Weight Outcomes (R21) (Expires:  May 8, 2016)

Secondary Analyses in Obesity, Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (R21)  (Expires:  May 8, 2015) 

Small Research Grant to Improve Health Care Quality Through Health Information Technology (IT) (R03) (Expires:  November 17, 2013) 

Social and Behavioral Research on the Elderly in Disasters (R01) (Expires:  September 8, 2014)

Social and Behavioral Research on the Elderly in Disasters (R03) (Expires:  September 8, 2014)

Social and Behavioral Research on the Elderly in Disasters (R21) (Expires:  September 8, 2014)

Social Neuroscience and Neuroeconomics of Aging (R01)

(Expires:  May 8, 2014; NOTE:  New applications are due February 5, 2014) 

Social Neuroscience and Neuroeconomics of Aging (R21)

(Expires:  May 8, 2014; NOTE:  New applications are due February 16, 2014) 

Spatial Uncertainty: Data, Modeling, and Communication (R01)  (Expires:  September 8, 2014) 

Spatial Uncertainty: Data Modeling, and Communication (R03)   (Expires:  September 8, 2014) 

Spatial Uncertainty: Data, Modeling, and Communication (R21)  (Expires:  September 8, 2014) 

Systems Science and Health in the Behavioral and Social Sciences (R01)

(Expires:  September 8, 2014; NOTE:  Letter of intent is due 30 days prior to application receipt.) 

Systems Science and Health in the Behavioral and Social Sciences (R21)

(Expires:  September 8, 2014; NOTE:  Letter of intent is due 30 days prior to application receipt.)               

Time-Sensitive Obesity Policy and Program Evaluation (R01)

(Expires:  September 11, 2015; NOTE:  If seeking funding from this source, please see nonstandard letter of intent AND application due dates in grant announcement.) 

Translating Basic Behavioral and Social Science Discoveries into Interventions to Improve Health-Related Behaviors (R01)  (Expires:  January 8, 2014; NOTE:  Letter of intent is due 30 days prior to application receipt) 

Understanding and Promoting Health Literacy (R01) (Expires: May 8, 2016)

Understanding and Promoting Health Literacy (R03) (Expires: May 8, 2016)

Understanding and Promoting Health Literacy (R21) (Expires: May 8, 2016)

Virtual Reality Technologies for Research and Education in Obesity and Diabetes (R01)

(Expires: May 8, 2014) 

Virtual Reality Technologies for Research and Education in Obesity and Diabetes (R21)

(Expires:  May 8, 2014) 

 

10. National Science Foundation (NSF)

Economics

Interdisciplinary Behavioral and Social Science Research

Law and Social Sciences

Methodology, Measurement, and Statistics

Political Science

Smart and Connected Health

Social Psychology

Sociology

 

11. Retirement Research Foundation (RRF) 

 

12. Richmond Memorial Health Foundation

 

13. Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF)  

Changes in Health Care Financing and Organization (Over $100,000)

Changes in Health Care Financing and Organization:  Small Grants (under $100,000)

Healthy Eating Research:  Building Evidence to Prevent Childhood Obesity

Public Health Law Research: Making the Case for Laws That Improve Health

 

14. Russell Sage Foundation (RSF) 

Behavioral Economics

Future of Work

Social Inequality

 

15. Sarah Scaife Foundation

 

16. Searle Freedom Trust

 

17. Smith Richardson Foundation (SRF)   

 

18. Social Security Administration

 

19. William T. Grant Foundation

Social Settings

Use of Research Evidence

 

20. W.K. Kellogg Foundation 

 

21. Williamsburg Community Health Foundation (WCHF)