Research in Transforming Health & Health Care Systems

2017 Call for Proposals

    Release Date: May 8, 2017 | Application Deadline: June 23, 2017, 3:00 p.m. ET


The Foundation’s new Research in Transforming Health and Health Care Systems (RTHS) call for proposals (CFP) seeks to fund rigorous, empirical studies that evaluate or predict the potential effects of policies or policy changes intended to transform health and health care systems. The 2017 RTHS CFP will focus on empirical and policy–relevant analyses that can inform strategies to ensure access to high-quality, affordable health care and insurance coverage.

Eligibility and Selection Criteria

Researchers, as well as practitioners in the public and private sector working with researchers, are eligible to submit proposals through their organizations. Projects may be generated from disciplines including health services research, economics, sociology, program evaluation, political science, public policy, public health, public administration, law, business administration, or other related fields.

The Foundation may give preference to applicants that are either public entities or nonprofit organizations that are tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and are not private foundations or Type III supporting organizations. The Foundation may require additional documentation. Applicant organizations must be based in the United States or its territories.

Key Dates

June 23, 2017 (3 p.m. ET)
Deadline for receipt of full proposals.

September 25, 2017
Notification of finalists.

December 1, 2017
Grants start.

Total Awards

  • Up to $600,000 will be available under this CFP.
  • Project funding will range from $50,000 to $150,000 to accommodate studies of 6 to 12 months. Preference may be given to rapid-turnaround projects that can be completed within six months, although the study timeline should be appropriate for the proposed objectives.
  • Up to six studies will be funded.

Application is Now Closed

Application closed as of:
June 23, 2017, 3:00 p.m. ET