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PBRN Research Funding

Below is a list of funding opportunities for PBRNs interested in conducting research. Select a link for more information.

AHRQ Funding Opportunities

This link directs you to the AHRQ funding announcements page. Here you can find co-sponsored RFAs/PAs and RFAs that are specific to AHRQ. Simply click on a title to find out more information about that specific RFA/PA, including research objectives, important dates, etc. There is also an archive of closed or inactive RFAs/PAs that you can browse to get a sense of the type of research ventures that AHRQ has funded in the past.

Visit the PBRN Funding History page to learn more about AHRQ's past support of PBRN initiatives.

American Cancer Society Requests Applications for Community-based Participatory Research Grants

The Midwest Division of the American Cancer Society, in collaboration with its National Home Office in Atlanta, is pleased to announce a request for applications (RFA) for community-based participatory research (CBPR) projects focused on reducing the cancer disparities found in vulnerable and medically underserved populations across the entire cancer continuum.

Behavioral Interventions to Address Multiple Chronic Health Conditions in Primary Care (R01)

This funding opportunity announcement (FOA) seeks Research Project Grant (R01) applications that propose to use a common conceptual model to develop behavioral interventions to modify health behaviors and improve health outcomes in patients with comorbid chronic diseases and health conditions. Specifically, this FOA will support research in primary care that uses a multi-disease care management approach to behavioral interventions with high potential impact to improve patient-level health outcomes for individuals with three or more chronic health conditions. The proposed approach must modify behaviors using a common approach rather than administering a distinct intervention for each targeted behavior and/or condition. Diseases and health conditions can include, but are not limited to: mental health disorders (e.g., depression), diabetes, smoking, obesity, chronic pain, alcohol and substance abuse and dependence, chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder, cancer and hypertension.

Health Care Systems (HCS) Research Collaboratory

The National Institutes of Health Common Fund has issued two Funding Opportunity Announcements (FOAs) for the Health Care Systems (HCS) Research Collaboratory program. The overall goal of this program is to strengthen the national capacity to implement cost-effective large-scale research studies that engage health care delivery organizations as research partners. These FOAs solicit applications for a Coordinating Center (RFA-RM-11-021) and Pragmatic Trials Demonstration Projects (RFA-RM-12-002).

Health Services Research Demonstration and Dissemination Projects for Prevention and Management of Healthcare-Associated Infections (R18)

This funding opportunity announcement (FOA) solicits Health Services Research Demonstration and Dissemination Projects (R18) grant applications focused on prevention, reduction, and effective management of healthcare-associated infections (HAIs).

Infrastructure Development Program in Patient-Centered Outcomes Research (PCOR) (R24)

This FOA solicits Resource-Related Research Projects (R24) grant applications from organizations that propose to improve health outcomes by developing and disseminating evidence-based information to patients, clinicians, policy makers, and health care administrators, responding to their expressed needs about which clinical and health system design interventions are most effective for which patients under specific circumstances.

Large Research Projects for Prevention and Management of Healthcare-Associated Infections (R01)

This funding opportunity announcement (FOA) solicits Large Research Projects (R01) grant applications focused on detection, prevention, reduction, and effective management of healthcare-associated infections (HAIs). 

NIH Common Fund's Health Economics Program

The NIH Common Fund's Health Economics Program, launched in the wake of national health care reform, aims to support research on how specific features of the structure or organization of health care delivery organizations and reimbursement systems influence how health care technologies are adopted and combined by health care providers, how they are applied or used for specific patients, and how those features could be modified to enhance efficiency. Program initiatives include: Economics of Prevention (R21) - will support research projects on economic analyses of prevention and health; and Science of Structure, Organization and Practice Design in the Efficient Delivery of Effective Healthcare (R21) - will support exploratory and developmental research projects intended to increase efficiency in the production of health and delivery of health care

NIH Funding Opportunities

This link takes you to the NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts, the official publication for NIH medical and behavioral research grant policies, guidelines and funding opportunities. On this site, you can search the NIH Guide for active Requests for Applications (RFAs), Program Announcements (PAs) and other Notices.

Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) Funding Opportunities

This link directs you to the PCORI's funding announcements page.

Preliminary Clinical Studies in Preparation for Large Interventional Trials of Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) Therapies (R34)

Purpose. The goal of this FOA, issued by the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, is to support early phase clinical research and development on high priority CAM interventions. This mechanism is intended to support the development of methodology and the preliminary data needed for planning and design of subsequent, larger randomized clinical trials, cluster randomized trials or cohort studies. This mechanism is not appropriate for support of randomized clinical trials to test or determine efficacy. It is appropriate for development of preliminary studies that will contribute to the design of either efficacy or real-world effectiveness studies. Mechanism of Support. This FOA will utilize the R34 grant mechanism. Funds Available and Anticipated Number of Awards. Awards issued under this FOA are contingent upon the availability of funds and the submission of a sufficient number of meritorious applications.

RWJ Funding Opportunities

This link brings you the RWJ grant application page. Here you can apply for solicited grants (view calls for proposals) and unsolicited grants (create your own proposal). Also included on this page are resources for first time applicants and detailed information about the RWJ funding process. Specifics on types of projects and activities that are funded by RWJ can also be found on this page. 

Last Modified: April 2015