The PhRMA Foundation is accepting applications for its Health Outcomes program. Health outcomes research spans a broad spectrum of issues related to healthcare delivery, from studies evaluating the effectiveness of a pharmaceutical intervention to the impact of reimbursement policies on outcomes of care. It also ranges from the development of tools to perform patient-based assessments to analyses of the ways in which results of outcomes research are disseminated to providers or consumers to encourage behavior change.
Through the program, one-year grants of up to $100,000 will be awarded to assist individuals embarking on an independent research career in health outcomes at the faculty level.
Schools of medicine, pharmacy, public health, nursing, and dentistry are eligible to apply. The program is not intended for individuals in postdoctoral training. Individuals enrolled in postdoctoral training programs scheduled to conclude by July 1, 2018, who also expect to hold an academic appointment by that time may apply. Those holding the academic rank of instructor or assistant professor, and investigators at the doctoral level with equivalent positions, also are eligible to apply — provided the proposed research is neither directly nor indirectly subsidized to any significant degree by an extramural support mechanism. All applicants must be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States.
For complete program guidelines and application instructions, see the PhRMA Foundation website.