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Health Research Grants

The mission of The Commonwealth Fund is to promote a high performing health care system that achieves better access, improved quality, and greater efficiency, particularly for society's most vulnerable, including people with low-incomes, the uninsured, minority Americans, young children, people with disabilities, and the elderly.

Doctoral Dissertation Research: New Therapies and the Multiplication of Disease Diagnoses

Between 1950 and 1990 cancer research underwent a radical transformation. Drug screening programs in the 1950s tested single compounds on multiple cancers in heterogeneous patient samples. Yet in the decades that followed the first chemotherapy trials, researchers turned to studies of narrow subcategories of cancer (e.g. metastatic breast cancer in postmenopausal women) to test complex therapies involving surgery, radiotherapy and drug combinations.

Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Individual Predoctoral Fellowship (F31)

The purpose of the Kirschstein-NRSA predoctoral fellowship (F31) award is to enable promising predoctoral students to obtain individualized, mentored research training from outstanding faculty sponsors while conducting dissertation research in scientific health-related fields relevant to the missions of the participating NIH Institutes and Centers. The proposed mentored research training must reflect the applicant’s dissertation research project and is expected to clearly enhance the individual’s potential to develop into a productive, independent research scientist.

Deadline: 

Wednesday, December 8, 2021

Health Services Research on Minority Health and Health Disparities Research Grant (R01)

The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to encourage innovative health services research that can directly and demonstrably contribute to the improvement of minority health and/or the reduction of health disparities at the health care system-level as well as within clinical settings.

Deadline: 

Thursday, November 17, 2022
Friday, February 17, 2023

Health Services Research on Minority Health and Health Disparities Exploratory/Development Research Grant (R21)

The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to encourage innovative exploratory and developmental health services research to improve minority health and/or reduce health disparities at the health care system-level as well as within clinical settings.

Deadline: 

Thursday, April 11, 2019

Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award Individual Predoctoral Fellowship to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research (F31)

The purpose of this Kirschstein-NRSA predoctoral fellowship (F31) award is to enhance the diversity of the health-related research workforce by supporting the research training of predoctoral students from population groups that have been shown to be underrepresented in the biomedical, behavioral, or clinical research workforce, including underrepresented racial and ethnic groups and those with disabilities.

Deadline: 

Wednesday, December 8, 2021

Methodology and Measurement in the Behavioral and Social Sciences Exploratory/Development Grant (R21)

The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to invite qualified researchers to submit grant applications aimed at improving and developing methodology in the behavioral and social sciences through innovations in research design, measurement, data collection and data analysis techniques.

Deadline: 

Monday, June 17, 2019

Methodology and Measurement in the Behavioral and Social Sciences Research Grant (R01)

The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to invite qualified researchers to submit grant applications aimed at improving and developing methodology in the behavioral and social sciences through innovations in research design, measurement, data collection and data analysis techniques.

Deadline: 

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

The Social, Economic, and Political Effects of the Affordable Care Act

This Russell Sage Foundation initiative will support innovative social science research on the social, economic and political effects of the Affordable Care Act. We are especially interested in funding analyses that address important questions about the effects of the reform on outcomes such as financial security and family economic well-being, labor supply and demand, participation in other public programs, family and children’s outcomes, and differential effects by age, race, ethnicity, nativity, or disability status.

Deadline: 

Thursday, May 23, 2019

Healthy Eating Research

This funding opportunity is to support actionable research that advances health equity in the areas of nutritional disparities, nutrition, and food security. Three types of grants will be awarded through the Healthy Eating Research program with the aim of providing advocates, decision-makers, and policymakers with the evidence needed to address the key social determinants of health and inequalities that underlie poor dietary patterns and related health consequences.

Deadline: 

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

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