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Funding Opportunities

Competitive research funding supports our mission to advance the quality and equity of health and health care for Veterans through rigorous health services research, collaborations, and partnerships with operations and policy stakeholders.

HSR&D Pilot and Merit Review June 2023 Funding Applications

Deadline: June 2023

CHERP provides administrative assistance and support for our investigators in both Philadelphia and Pittsburgh who are planning to submit applications for VA HSR&D funding opportunities in June and August. VA HSR&D Pilots provide up to $200,000 of support over two years. HSR&D Merit Reviews provide up to $1.2 million over three — four years. For individual guidance for CHERP Pittsburgh investigators, please contact Kelly Burkitt, PhD, at CHERP Philadelphia investigators may contact Woodrow "Shawn" Fletcher, The VA Intranet has proposal guidelines and templates here:

Dr. Eugene Marsh CHERP Pilot Program

Deadline: TBD

CHERP invites VISN4 investigators to apply for up to $50,000 in pilot project support projects that will inform future, larger HSR&D applications and other Veteran-centric research or quality improvement initiatives. Projects must be of a reasonable size and scope to be completed with the funds available and within one VA fiscal year (October 1-September). CHERP releases a Request for Applications annually. Contact the Grants Manager at either site for more information. CHERP's pilot program was renamed in honor of Eugene Marsh, EdD, a member of CHERP's Veterans Community Advisory Board in Philadelphia and the VA Central Institutional Review Board (CIRB), who died from complications of COVID-19 in January 2021. At the time of this death, he was a PhD Candidate in Educational Leadership at Rider University, who posthumously awarded Marsh his doctorate.