Research Grants

2024 Application Process 

The Research Grants will play an important role in strengthening and enhancing data and evidence-informed efforts to advance health and equity. The goal of these research grants is to provide scholarly inquiry from outside the program to identify potential improvements to the CHR&R data platform and tools that will increase their strategic use and impact.

This Call for Proposals (CFP) will focus on the conceptualization and measurement of structural determinants of health and community power. By focusing on these areas for research, we encourage scholarship that can recognize and clarify historical influence and how structural mechanisms have present day relevance. We also encourage scholarship that questions assumptions and critically reflects on widely held theories that undergird the production of health and equity. 

The Proposal Deadline is November 10, 2023. See the 2024 Call for Proposals for application details. 

Total Awards

Up to $400,000 will be available for research under this CFP, with a combination of: 

  • Targeted studies - up to $50,000 for a maximum of 12 months. 
  • Complex/comprehensive studies - up to $100,000 for a maximum of 12 months. Applicants seeking funding amounts higher than this will need to clearly specify the data collection or analysis steps requiring the higher amount. 

Eligibility Criteria  

To be eligible, an applicant organization must be located in the United States or its territories. 

  • Applications must be submitted by tax exempt educational institutions, government agencies or nonprofit organizations that are tax exempt under Section 501(c)(3). 
  • We welcome applications from investigators in a wide range of disciplines, including: health, social and behavioral sciences, biostatistics, environmental science, political science, demography, spatial data science, community psychology, history, economics and/or informatics and other relevant fields. 

Application Resources

Key Dates and Deadlines

October 27, 2023

Questions on the CFP due to County Health Rankings & Roadmaps 
Email: [email protected]

November 3, 2023 Responses to Frequently Asked Questions posted on CHR&R website
November 10, 2023 Proposals due by 6:00pm ET 
December 1, 2023 Follow-up questions to applicable applicants
December 8, 2023 Follow-up answers due 
December 15, 2023 Announce final selection
January 1, 2024 Start date for funded projects 

Please note: In fairness to all applicants, CHR&R will not accept late submissions.