Funding Opportunities in Global Health Economics

Project: Economic modeling of pharmacogenomic testing across several countries. The program manager is Christina Mitropoulou, who is at the GoldenHelix Foundation. She has been working with a group that has collected cost and outcome data from Spain, Italy, and Serbia (with more to come). Christina is looking for a student or collaborator with experience in modeling to analyze the data. There is some funding available now, and the opportunity could lead to more substantial (funded) work in about a year.

Project: Measuring Economic Value of New Technologies – particular precision medicine and digital medicine and their integration. Deadline: September 1, 2016. Kathryn Phillips is the PI. As background, although Kathryn’s research continues to be focused on the US and personalized/precision, she has been further developing her global work in preparation for her Rockefeller Foundation Residency Award this fall in Italy. She has put together a group of collaborators and interested organizations for work on measuring the economic value of complex technologies (precision and digital medicine) in a global context, including colleagues at U of Patras in Greece, Oxford University, Office for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD, Paris), and the World Economic Forum. This project is still being developed, but it involves both methodological questions (e.g., how to do economic analyses) and questions about resource allocation and prioritization across countries with different levels of resources. It would be useful for Kathryn to have collaborators with expertise on economic analyses within a global context, even if the applicant does not have specific expertise on precision or digital medicine. The opportunity potentially involves a trip to the Greek Isles in September. Please contact Kathryn.Phillips@ucsf.edu for more details.

David A. Winston Health Policy Fellowship. Award: Unknown. Deadline: October 14, 2016. Learn about the process of health policy development by working directly with policy-makers in both the public and private sectors. The Fellowship provides a monthly stipend and related expenses for a twelve-month period beginning in June. Website.

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Policy Fellows 2016-2017. Award: $165,000 (upper). Deadline: October 6, 2016. The program provides a comprehensive fellowship experience at the nexus of health science, policy and politics in Washington, D.C. It is an outstanding opportunity for individuals with an interest in health and healthcare policy promoting the health of the nation. Fellows participate in the policy process at the federal level and use that leadership experience to improve health, health care and health policy. Up to seven awards of up to $165,000 each will be made in 2016. Website.

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Policy Research ScholarsAward: $30,000 (upper). Deadline: April 19, 2017. The Health Policy Research Scholars program will award stipends for up to 50 scholars for the 2016 cohort. Each scholar will receive an annual stipend of up to $30,000 for up to four years. Participants may continue in the Health Policy Research Scholars program, without the annual stipend, for a fifth year, or until they complete their doctoral program, whichever occurs first. Scholars will also be eligible for dissertation grants of up to $10,000 if the proposed dissertation is related to health policy research. Website.

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Culture of Health Leaders Program Award: $60,000 (upper). Deadline: April 19, 2017. The Culture of Health Leaders program will develop a large cadre of leaders from diverse sectors (e.g., public policy, business, technology, community development and planning, education, transportation, public health, health care, and others) to work with organizations, communities, health systems, and policymakers to build a Culture of Health in America. The program will select up to 50 leaders for the 2016 cohort. Each leader will have access to up to $20,000 per year for three years (total of up to $60,000), as well as additional project funds to support their participation in the program and project-related activities. Website.

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts (BCBSMA) Foundation. Award: $150,000. Deadline: Unknown. This grant opportunity supports the development and dissemination of new information that will enhance the formation and advancement of public policy, as well as guide programs. Website.