Changes in Health Care Financing and Organization (HCFO)

Funding Agency:
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

The Robert Wood John Foundation has released a Call for Proposals for the Changes in Health Care Financing and Organization program. Changes in Health Care Financing and Organization (HCFO) supports research, policy analysis and evaluation projects that provide policy leaders timely information on health care policy, financing and organization issues. Supported projects include:

  • examining significant issues and interventions related to health care financing and organization and their effects on health care costs, quality and access; and
  • exploring or testing major new ways to finance and organize health care that have the potential to improve access to more affordable and higher quality health services.

Deadline: Open. Grants are awarded on a rolling basis; proposals may be submitted at any time.

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Eligibility Requirements

Researchers, as well as practitioners and public and private policy-makers working with researchers, are eligible to submit proposals through their organizations. Projects may be initiated from within many disciplines, including health services research, economics, sociology, political science, public policy, public health, public administration, law and business administration. RWJF encourages proposals 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. Only organizations and government entities are eligible to receive funding under this program.

Preference will be given to applicants that are either public entities or nonprofit organizations that are tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and are not private foundations as defined under Section 509(a).

Amount Description

In January 2011, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) re-authorized this initiative for $5 million over approximately three years. Grants will be awarded in two categories:

  • Small grants for projects requiring $100,000 or less and projected to take up to 12 months or less.
  • Large grants for projects requiring more than $100,000 and/or projected to take longer than 12 months.

Funding Type



Junior Faculty


Medical - Basic Science
Medical - Clinical Science
Social Sciences