Application deadline: February 1, 2019 @ 11:59 PM EST. (The application portal will open December 20, 2018.)
Eligibility: Schools of medicine, pharmacy, public health, nursing, and dentistry are eligible for this award. This program is not intended for individuals in post doctoral training. However, those enrolled in post doctoral training programs scheduled to conclude by July 1, 2019, who will hold an academic appointment by that time, may apply. Those holding academic rank of instructor or assistant professor, and investigators at the doctoral level with equivalent positions, are eligible to apply—provided the proposed research is neither directly nor indirectly subsidized to any significant degree by an extramural support mechanism.
Funding: $100,000 for one year.
Important: Please click on topics in blue, above, to learn the full details about this award.
Health Outcomes research spans a broad spectrum of issues related to health-care delivery, from studies evaluating effectiveness of a pharmaceutical intervention, to the impact of reimbursement policies on outcomes of care. It also ranges from the development and use of tools to perform patient-based assessments to analyses of ways in which results of outcomes research are disseminated to providers or consumers to encourage behavior change.
Outcomes research incorporates a variety of methods from different disciplines. The application of outcomes research principles in evaluating the design, delivery, and effectiveness of pharmaceuticals includes but isn’t limited to the following general areas:
Pharmacoeconomics evaluates behavior of individuals, organizations, and markets concerning use of pharmaceutical products, services, and programs. The discipline frequently focuses on costs (inputs) and consequences (outcomes) of pharmaceutical use.
Patient Reported Outcomes
Patient Reported Outcomes focuses on the value assigned to duration of life as modified by the impairment of physical, social, and psychological functional states, perceptions, and opportunities influenced by disease, injury, treatment, or policy. In this context, the field is also known as health-related quality of life.
Other types of analyses and terminology under the umbrella of health outcomes are listed below:
- Burden of Disease
- Comparative Effectiveness Research
- Patient Preferences
- Patient Centered Outcomes Research
- Cost–Consequences Analysis
- Cost–Benefit Analysis
- Cost-Effectiveness Analysis
- Cost–Utility Analysis
- Health Outcomes Research
- Health-Related Quality of Life
- Health Services Research
- Health Technology Assessment
- Patient Satisfaction
- To assist individuals beginning independent research careers in health outcomes at the faculty level.
Eligibility & Requirements
- Schools of medicine, pharmacy, public health, nursing, and dentistry are eligible for this award.
- This program is not intended for individuals in post doctoral training. However, those enrolled in post doctoral training programs scheduled to conclude by July 1, 2019, who will hold an academic appointment by that time, may apply.
- Those holding academic rank of instructor or assistant professor, and investigators at the doctoral level with equivalent positions, are eligible to apply—provided the proposed research is neither directly nor indirectly subsidized to any significant degree by an extramural support mechanism.
- Applications must be submitted by an accredited U.S. university. Eligible candidates will have a firm commitment from the university.
- Applicants must be sponsored by the department or unit in which the proposed research is to be undertaken.
- Eligible candidates will not have other substantial sources of research funding.
 Applicants will be judged on the scientific merit of the proposed research and degree of financial need.
 Exceptions require written support from the department chair stating this funding would promote the instructor into a regular tenure or research track appointment, with the opportunity for promotion within the track.
 This program is not offered to augment an ongoing research effort. Funds must be used to conduct the proposed research.
- The grant provides funding of $100,000 for one year.
- The grant is paid on a quarterly basis to the university on behalf of the applicant, with the understanding that the university will administer the funds.
- The funds have limited restrictions – a characteristic of the program.
- The funds may be used for salary support but should not exceed 25%. Funds may not be used to provide fringe benefits or indirect costs.
- The support of technical assistance may include the hourly wages of a technician; however the funds may not be used to provide fringe benefits or indirect costs for the technician.
- $1,500 per year may be used for travel to professional meetings by the grantee.
- PhRMA Foundation funds may not be used for indirect costs or fringe benefits.
- These funds are not transferable.
- Funding may begin as early as July 1, 2019.
2019 Applications will be accepted after January 1, 2019. Application deadline is February 1, 2019 @ 11:59 PM EST.