Previous grant recipients: Justin Blackburn, Tina Simpson, Julie Preskitt, and Amy Landry
PURPOSE: In order to encourage and foster health policy/health services research on the UAB campus, the Lister Hill Center for Health Policy is soliciting faculty applications for one-year grants of up to $30,000. Health policy/health services research is an interdisciplinary field, calling on expertise from health economics, epidemiology, medical sociology, anthropology, medicine, nursing, biostatistics, law, psychology, political science, operations research, and others.
Examples of appropriate proposals are ones which examine the roles of financing, organization, technology, or prevention, or which investigate the impact of systems of care on outcomes, utilization, cost and/or quality.
Please note, while clinical health services proposals are encouraged, preference will be given to equally strong proposals that examine health policy topics.
Health policy/health services research can be conducted at a variety of levels and span a wide variety of topics. Examples include:
1. State and national level - examination of utilization, cost, and quality of impacts of Medicare, Medicaid and private sector activities and reforms; identification of opportunities for improving the efficiency and effectiveness of the total health care system; health care market forces and the effects of regulation;
2. Community level - examination of factors which enhance appropriate care seeking or which expand or inhibit access to care; identification of high risks groups, or of interventions for these groups; evaluation of efforts to influence health behaviors;
3. Clinical level - evaluation of medical decision analysis in diagnosis and treatment; examination of the impact of alternative treatment approaches on patient outcomes and costs.
This solicitation is intended for interested faculty from throughout the campus and encourages interdisciplinary research. It may be especially appropriate for junior faculty as well as senior faculty who have not focused on health policy/health services questions in the past.
ELIGIBILITY: All faculty with primary appointments at the University of Alabama at Birmingham are eligible to apply. Past success in health policy/health services research is not a criteria, but likelihood of producing a competitive, full-scale extramural application is.
AMOUNT AND FUNDING PERIOD: Grants ranging from $5,000 to $30,000 for a one year period will be awarded, with a maximum of $60,000 available. Notification will be made by June 14, 2013, with a start date approximately one month after application for account. The final report must be delivered to the Lister Hill Center twelve months after start date. NOTE: Funding cannot begin until IRB approval is provided.
DEADLINE: Applications are due on or before April 18, 2014.
REVIEW PROCESS: Applications which pass a preliminary screening for compliance with the guidelines of this solicitation will be reviewed by UAB faculty with expertise in the fields covered in the applications. Written critiques will be provided for all applications which follow the recommended format.
Please submit an electronic copy of your application in either MS Word or Adobe format. Please do not send printed copies.
Lister Hill Center for Health Policy
University of Alabama at Birmingham
330 Ryals Public Health Building
Birmingham, AL 35294-0022
Phone: (205) 975-9007