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Funding by Topic: Policy

Summaries of funding programs are provided by RHIhub for your convenience. Please contact the funder directly for the most complete and current information.

Jerry Karbeling Award
Recognizes an individual who has demonstrated successful activism for improving rural health and a commitment to community service in Iowa.
Geographic coverage: Iowa
Application Deadline: Oct 26, 2018
Sponsor: Iowa Rural Health Association
Rosalinde Gilbert Innovations in Alzheimer’s Disease Caregiving Legacy Awards
A monetary award for programs or projects that focus on supporting family and informal caregivers of adults with Alzheimer's disease and related dementias, including projects that focus on rural and low-income communities.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Oct 26, 2018
Sponsors: Family Caregiver Alliance, The Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Foundation
Colorado Health Disparities Grant Program
Grants for initiatives that address cancer, cardiovascular disease, and pulmonary diseases by implementing policy and systems changes related to anti-displacement housing efforts that include land-use planning or affordability that addresses housing stability in communities in Colorado.
Geographic coverage: Colorado
Application Deadline: Oct 30, 2018
Sponsor: Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
Robert Wood Johnson Health Policy Fellows
A fellowship program designed to develop the capacity of midcareer health professionals and behavioral and social scientists with an interest in health to participate in health policy processes at the federal level.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Nov 7, 2018
Sponsor: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Tufts Health Plan Foundation Grants
Funding for collaborative projects designed to address the healthcare needs of older adults through policy and advocacy, or through projects that improve systems and create best practices in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island.
Geographic coverage: Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island
Letter of Intent (Required): Jan 23, 2019
Application Deadline: Mar 29, 2019
Sponsor: Tufts Health Plan Foundation
Native American Congressional Internship
A summer internship for Native American and Alaska Native students who wish to learn more about the federal government and issues affecting Indian country.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Jan 31, 2019
Sponsor: Morris K Udall and Stewart L Udall Foundation
Cancer-Related Behavioral Research through Integrating Existing Data (R01 and R21)
Funding for projects that seek to integrate two or more independent data sets to answer novel cancer control and prevention questions with the goal of encouraging applications that incorporate Integrative Data Analysis methods to study behavioral risk factors for cancer, including tobacco use, sedentary behavior, poor weight management, and lack of medical adherence to screening and vaccine uptake. This program is featured in the Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences Selected List of Funding Opportunities Relevant to Rural Cancer Control.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. territories
Application Deadline: Feb 15, 2019
Sponsors: National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Louisiana Collective Impact Grant
Grants to grass-roots coalitions in Louisiana to identify a pressing community health issue and tackle the root causes of that issue through changes in policies, practices, social supports, and the physical environment.
Geographic coverage: Louisiana
Application Deadline: Mar 1, 2019
Sponsor: Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana Foundation
Mechanisms of Disparities in Etiology and Outcomes of Lung Cancer in the U.S.: The Role of Risk and Protective Factors (R01 and R21)
Grants to support exploratory, developmental, and multidisciplinary research to understand the underlying causal factors and mechanisms that result in lung cancer disparities in U.S. health disparity populations.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. territories
Letter of Intent (Optional): Feb 4, 2019
Application Deadline: Mar 4, 2019
Sponsors: National Cancer Institute, National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Udall Scholarship
Scholarships for Native Americans and Alaska Native students pursuing careers related to tribal public policy, self-governance, native health, or the environment.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Mar 7, 2019
Sponsor: Morris K Udall and Stewart L Udall Foundation