Public Health Services and Systems Research: Mentored Research Scientist Development Awards

2013 Call for Proposals

  • Release Date: May 17, 2013


Public Health Services and Systems Research (PHSSR) is a multidisciplinary field
of study that examines the organization, financing, delivery and quality of public
health services within communities and the resulting impact on population health.
The National Coordinating Center (NCC) for PHSSR and the Robert Wood Johnson
Foundation (RWJF) seek to expand the evidence base for effective decision-making
in public health practice and policy through research that responds to the questions
defined in the National Agenda for PHSSR:  This solicitation is intended to strengthen the pool of researchers available to conduct PHSSR and to build on successful principles and models previously demonstrated in public health and health services research. The awards support mentored, intensive career development through funding, educational experiences and protected time to conduct independent research.

Total Awards

  • Approximately $800,000 is available through this solicitation.
  • Up to eight grants will be awarded through this solicitation.
  • Each grantee will receive up to $100,000 for a maximum of 24 months.

Key Dates

  • June 4, 2013 (3 p.m. to 4 p.m. ET)—Optional applicant Web conference call.  To attend, please go to and select Enter as a Guest.
  • August 21, 2013 (3 p.m. ET)—Deadline for receipt of full proposals.
  • Late October 2013—Finalists notified.
  • January 2014—Start of grants.

Eligibility and Selection Criteria

Complete eligibility and selection criteria can be found in the call for proposals.

August 21, 2013, 3:00 p.m. ET


Ann V. Kelly, project manager, National Coordinating Center for PHSSR

Phone: (859) 218-2317