Sources of Adherence Research Funding

Current Organizations Funding Adherence Research

PhRMA Foundation Adherence Evaluation Research Award
The adherence evaluation grant offers funding for research focused on improving medication adherence. This initiative will fund studies that are designed to evaluate interventions or efforts to improve adherence within a health plan or other healthcare setting. The size of the award will depend on the scope, rigor, and duration of the proposed research.The application deadline is February 1, 2014.  After that date, applications may be accepted on a rolling basis. For more information, see the attached document or visit http://www.phrmafoundation.org/.

 

PhRMA Foundation
Young Investigators Adherence Grant

The PhRMA Foundation Young Investigator Award Program provides stipend support for career development activities of individuals prepared to engage in research that is aimed at encouraging improved medication adherence. Relevant research topics should go beyond characterizations of reasons for nonadherence and may include, but are not limited to: heterogeneity in patient populations, translating promising interventions to a real world environment, the role of provider, payer, and patient  incentives.

 

Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute
Pragmatic Clinical Studies and Large Simple Trials to Evaluate Patient-Centered Outcomes
Deadline: March 7
PCORI seeks to fund pragmatic clinical trials (PCTs), large simple trials (LSTs), or large-scale observational studies that compare two or more alternatives for addressing prevention, diagnosis, treatment, or management of a disease or symptom; improving health care system–level approaches to managing care; or for eliminating health or healthcare disparities.

 

National Institute of Health Office of Behavioral and Social Science Research
NIH Adherence Index
Deadline: Rolling

The Adherence Network is working to encourage research and ascertain how best NIH can disseminate information on evidenced-based methods for improved adherence. The mission of the Adherence Network is to pursue opportunities for strengthening adherence research at the NIH while innovating beyond existing investments.

 

National Institute of Health Office of Behavioral and Social Science Research (and other joint sponsors)
Practical Interventions to Improve Medication Adherence in Primary Care
Deadline: Rolling

This funding announcement will support research to test interventions with the potential to significantly improve medication adherence in patients with chronic health conditions in settings where primary health care is delivered.

 

National Institute of Health
mHealth Tools to Promote Effective Patient Provider Communication, Adherence to Treatment and Self-Management of Chronic Diseases In Underserved Populations (R01)
Deadline: September 7, 2014

This initiative seeks to stimulate research utilizing Mobile Health (mHealth) tools aimed at the improvement of effective patient–provider communication, adherence to treatment and self-management of chronic diseases in underserved populations. This opportunity encourages research resulting in the development, testing and comparative effective analysis of interventions that incorporate mHealth Tools to improve patient-provider communications, adherence and self-management of chronic diseases particularly in individuals from underserved groups.  

 

National Institute of Health
mHealth Tools to Promote Effective PatientProvider Communication, Adherence to Treatment and Self Management of Chronic Diseases In Underserved Populations (R03)
Deadline: September 7, 2014

This initiative seeks to stimulate research utilizing Mobile Health (mHealth) tools aimed at the improvement of effective patient–provider communication, adherence to treatment and self-management of chronic diseases in underserved populations. This opportunity encourages research resulting in the development, testing and comparative effective analysis of interventions that incorporate mHealth Tools to improve patient-provider communications, adherence and self-management of chronic diseases particularly in individuals from underserved groups.  

 

National Institutes of Health
mHealth Tools to Promote Effective Patient Provider Communication, Adherence to Treatment and Self Management of Chronic Diseases In Underserved Populations (R21)
Deadline: September 7, 2014

This initiative stimulate research utilizing Mobile Health (mHealth) tools aimed at the improvement of effective patient–provider communication, adherence to treatment and self-management of chronic diseases in underserved populations.  By using the R21 mechanism, the NIH seeks to foster the introduction of novel scientific ideas, model systems, tools, agents, targets, and technologies that have the potential to substantially advance biomedical research.

 

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Grants for Health Services Research Dissertation Program (R36)
Deadline: February 1, May 1, August 1, and November 1 annually

The overall goal of the AHRQ grants for Health Services Research Dissertation Program is to help ensure that a diverse pool of highly trained health services researchers is available in adequate numbers and appropriate research areas to address the research mission and priorities of AHRQ, noted on their website.

 

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Health Services Research Demonstration and Dissemination Grants (R18)
Deadline: January 25, May 25, September 25 annually

This award will support a discrete, specified health services research project aimed at improving the quality, safety, efficiency, and effectiveness of health care for all Americans.

 

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Health Services Research Project Grants (R01)
Deadline: March5, July 5, November 5 annually

This award will support a discrete, specified health services research project aimed at improving the quality, safety, efficiency, and effectiveness of health care for all Americans.  

 

Agency for Health Care Research and Quality 
Individual Awards for Postdoctoral Fellows (F32) National Research Service Awards (NRSA)
Deadline: December 8, 2015

The purpose of this postdoctoral fellowship (F32) award is to provide support to promising postdoctoral applicants who have the potential to become productive and successful independent research investigators.

 

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Changes in Health Care Financing and Organization (HCFO)

Deadline: Rolling

HCFO supports research, policy analysis and evaluation projects that provide policy leaders timely information on health care policy, financing and organization issues.  Proposals are encouraged from organizations on behalf of researchers who are just beginning their careers, who can serve either individually as principal investigators or as part of a project team comprising researchers or other collaborators with more experience.

 

National Association of Chain Drug Stores Foundation (NACDS)
NACDS Adherence Grant Opportunities
Deadline: Rolling

The NACDS Foundation provides solicited and unsolicited funding for projects that advance their mission to improve the health and wellness of those living in the US through medication adherence. Support is only provided for 501(c)(3) organizations. Their objective is to improve medication use outcomes for patients served by community pharmacy in the US. Research priorities are projects that demonstrate positive impact of patient care services delivered by community pharmacists, specifically the opportunity to improve health and wellness through medication adherence.

 

Merck & Co., Inc.
Merck Investigator Studies Program Health Literacy/Diversity/Adherence
Deadline: June 28, 2013

Proposals will be accepted that (1) evaluate the effectiveness of novel, scalable, approaches (e.g., new technologies, systems approaches, social media) to help patients manage and improve sustained medication adherence employing principles of health literacy, (2) evaluate the effectiveness of community based interventions that focus on patients and/or providers, aimed at improving health literacy; these interventions should enhance quality of care and improve sustained medication adherence and/or patient health outcomes, or (3) evaluate the application of Health Literacy principles to increase enrollment and retention of diverse populations

 

The Commonwealth Fund
Delivery System Innovation and Improvement
Deadline: Rolling

The mission of The Commonwealth Fund is to promote a high-performing health care system that achieves better access, improved quality, and greater efficiency, particularly for society's most vulnerable, including low-income people, the uninsured, minority Americans, young children, and elderly adults. Projects supported by these programs are intended to inform health care leaders and policymakers at the local, state, and national levels about promising ways of using new and existing resources to overcome barriers and stimulate delivery system improvements.

 

The Commonwealth Fund
Deadline: Rolling

The mission of The Commonwealth Fund is to promote a high-performing health care system that achieves better access, improved quality, and greater efficiency, particularly for society's most vulnerable, including low-income people, the uninsured, minority Americans, young children, and elderly adults. Health Reform Policy projects undertaken by the Fund and its grantees focus on developing ways to: ensure that individuals, families, and employers have access to comprehensive, affordable health insurance coverage; foster the spread of high-performing accountable and coordinated health systems; ensure the sustainability of effective and efficient safety-net health systems; support the development and assessment of pilots and demonstrations of health care payment innovations, with a priority on multipayer initiatives and efforts to align private and public payment; and slow the growth of health care costs.

 

Aetna-Foundation
Integrated Health Care
Deadline: Rolling

The Aetna Foundation is advancing an integrated health care agenda that focuses on care coordination and builds on a foundation of strong primary care and seeks to support projects that promote evidence-based models of care coordination that can lead to high-quality, patient-centered health care services, improve health outcomes and lower costs. They seek to support projects that promote evidence-based models of care coordination that can lead to high-quality, patient-centered health care services, improve health outcomes and lower costs.

 

Lilly Foundation
Lilly Grant Program
Deadline: Rolling

Lilly provides grants and charitable contributions for healthcare professional education, patient advocacy and consumer education programs in a variety of therapeutic areas through the Lilly Grant Office.  The areas of focus include: cardiovascular, chronic pain, endocrine, neuroscience, oncology, men’s health, and musculoskeletal. Detailed information about how to register and apply, including documentation requirements, review process, and decision notification, is available in each of the online grant application and management portals. 

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