RFP: Dissertation Grant Program

One of my students, Amber Sinclair, received one of these recently. It’s an excellent opportunity for those interested in public performance, networking, accountability structures, etc. I’m a grad of Cohort VI of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Scholars in Health Policy Research Program (Go Michigan!), so I naturally think the world of these people. Details:

Assuring the Future of PHSSR: Dissertation Grant Program Releases Call for Proposals

Assuring the Future of Public Health Systems & Services Research: Dissertation Grant Program

Application Deadline: June 1, 2011 (3:00 PM EDT)

In the fall of 2005, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation funded the University of Kentucky College of Public Health to develop a database for Public Health Systems & Services Research (PHSSR) in conjunction with the National Library of Medicine (NLM) to strengthen the capacity to conduct research in the emerging field of public health systems. One of the project objectives was to disseminate information about the new NLM PHSSR database to the research community. The goal of our initial funding was to assure the future of PHSSR by encouraging young investigators to engage in research using datasets described in the public health systems research (PHSR) subset of NLM’s Health Services Research Resources (HSRR). Since then, we have provided additional funding to continue to grow the field of PHSSR. This new round is intended to fund promising young investigators who will engage in research using data sets contained in the PHSR subset of HSRR, other relevant data sets that may be available, or data collected by the researcher.