Find training opportunities beyond Harvard in the form of funding, fellowships, internships, online learning, and explore informal opportunities by reviewing websites of governmental agencies, and contacting non-profit or private-sector organizations.
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). Supports research to improve the quality, safety, efficiency, and effectiveness of health care for all Americans.
Agency for International Development (USAID). Supports research that is intended to produce knowledge that will offer solutions to specific development challenges including broad-based economic growth; environment; population, health and nutrition; democracy; and providing humanitarian assistance and aiding post-crisis transitions.
Center for Disease Control (CDC). Provides funding to help promote health and quality of life by preventing and controlling disease, injury, and disability. Grants assist health-related and research organizations that contribute to CDC’s mission through health information dissemination, preparedness, prevention, research, and surveillance.
Department of Agriculture (USDA). Supports food and agriculture research, including biotechnology, genomics, pest management, biofuels, and childhood obesity.
Department of Commerce. Supports projects that foster economic growth and the creation of new American jobs to ensure sustainable economic opportunities.
Department of Defense (DoD). Supports basic and applied research related to the mission of each service. In addition to physics, materials, mathematics, computer science, etc., they may fund life science and psychology (e.g., human cognitive and behavioral modeling).
Department of Education. Supports research on education from pre-school through higher education and adult education.
Department of Energy. Supports basic research related to energy, including advanced computing, biological and environmental research, basic energy sciences, high energy physics, nuclear physics, and more.
Department of Transportation (DOT). Supports research to bring advanced technologies to the transportation systems and funds university transportation centers.
Economic Development Administration (EDA). Supports projects to create jobs and advance global competitiveness.
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Supports research that will improve the scientific basis for national environmental decisions.
Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Supports research on housing, urban issues and policy analysis.
Institute of Museum and Library Services. Supports efforts to create strong libraries and museums that connect people to information and ideas. Executes three key functions: policy research, program evaluation and data collection.
Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Agency (IARPA). Invests in high-risk, high-payoff research programs to tackle some of the most difficult challenges of the agencies and disciplines in the Intelligence Community.
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). Seeks to develop innovative technologies, knowledge, and infrastructures to support decisions for human exploration and to promote international and commercial participation in U.S. exploration efforts.
National Endowment for the Humanities. Provides funding to strengthen teaching and learning in schools and colleges, facilitate research and original scholarship, provide opportunities for lifelong learning, preserve and provide access to cultural and educational resources, and strengthen the institutional base of the humanities.
National Institute of Justice (NIJ). Provides grants for research, development and evaluation projects relating to criminal justice and forensic laboratory enhancement. Also funds research fellowships.
National Institutes of Health (NIH). Supports research that increases our fundamental knowledge about the nature and behavior of living systems and the application of that knowledge to enhance health, lengthen life, and reduce the burdens of illness and disability.
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Supports research on the structure and behavior of the ocean, atmosphere, and related ecosystems.
National Science Foundation (NSF). Supports fundamental research and education in all the non-medical fields of science and engineering.
Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC). Supports education and research on nuclear materials safety and other nuclear-related issues.
State Department – Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Supports academic, cultural and professional exchange and training programs.
Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. Funds research in science and technology, standards of living and economic performance, education and careers in science and technology, and selected national issues.
American Cancer Society. Supports cancer research.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Offers grants in higher education, scholarly communication, museums and art conservation, performing arts, information technology, and the environment.
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Supports research in global development and health, and education in the United States.
David and Lucile Packard Foundation. Offers grants in conservation and science, population, children, families and communities.
Ellison Medical Foundation. Supports research in aging and global infectious diseases.
Ford Foundation. Supports programs that strengthen democratic values, reduce poverty and injustice, promote international cooperation, and advance human achievement.
Howard Hughes Medical Institute. Supports research and teaching in the biomedical sciences.
Human Frontier Science Program. Research grants and fellowships in the Life Sciences.
James S. McDonnell Foundation. Supports scientific research in mind/brain/behavior, complex systems, and brain cancer.
John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. Funds research through four programs: global security and sustainability, human and community development, public interest media, and the MacArthur Fellows program.
March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation. Programs fund research into the prevention and treatment of birth defects and prematurity, including genetics, development, and social, behavioral, and environmental hazards.
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Supports education, training and research aimed at improving health and health care in the United States.
Rockefeller Foundation. Funds research in agriculture, arts and culture, health, employment, housing, education, and globalization in eastern and southern Africa, southeast Asia, and North America.
Smith Richardson Foundation. Funds research in international security, foreign policy, and domestic public policy.
William and Flora Hewlett Foundation. Supports programs in education, environment, global development, performing arts, philanthropy, and population.
Pivot/Community of Science (COS). This is a searchable database of federal and private funding opportunities in all fields.
Foundation Directory Online (FDO). This is a searchable database that contains information on foundations and the grants they support.
Grants.gov.This is a searchable database of all grant opportunities offered by multiple Federal Agencies.
NIH Research Portfolio Online Reporting Tool (RePORT). This portal of NIH research activities includes grants awarded, expenditures, and results of NIH-supported research.
SPIN. This is a searchable database of federal and private funding opportunities in all fields.
Health Technology Assessment International (HTAi). HTAi is a professional society that promotes the development, communication, understanding and use of effective technologies and efficient use of resources in health care. In addition to meetings, policy fora and interest groups, HTAi provides access to a vortal that presents information of interest about Health Technology Assessment. HTAi publishes the International Journal of Technology Assessment in Health Care (IJTAHC), a quarterly journal on the economic, social, ethical, medical and public health implications of health technology.
INFORMS. INFORMS is an international association for Operations Research and Analytics. They publish 16 journals on topics ranging from decision analysis to management and marketing sciences, and host a publication library. Their resource center offers information about O.R. and analytics, educational programs and material for students, faculty and others, and a video library with on-demand access to selected conference presentations. The Decision Analysis Society, part of INFORMS, focuses on decision-making in public and private enterprise.
International Health Economics Association (iHEA). iHEA is an organization working to support the application of economics to health and health care systems, and assist health economists with career growth. iHEA facilitates biennial congresses, disseminates information on events, provides public access to research papers, and hosts a career center with job opportunities. Members include over 2,000 professionals from more than 80 countries. Additional member only content includes a membership directory, access to webinars, and other educational resources.
International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research (ISPOR). ISPOR is an organization founded to advance the policy, science, and practice of pharmacoeconomics and health outcomes research. ISPOR publishes Value in Health, containing research articles in methods and application of economic evaluation, outcomes research, and policy. Other resources include publications, best practices for outcomes research, a health technology resource library, patient centered resources and a scientific presentations database. ISPOR hosts an education portal that provides information on short-courses on economics, modeling, outcomes, and preferences, as well as webinars, distance learning and HTA training.
International Society for Quality of Life Research (ISOQOL). ISOQOL is a society to advance the scientific study of health-related quality of life and other patient-centered outcomes, and provide a networking opportunity for those in the quality of life research field. ISOQOL provides scientific publications, international conferences, educational short-courses and online webinars. ISOQOL sponsors two journals, Quality of Life Research, devoted to the field of quality of life in the health sciences, and The Journal of Patient-Reported Outcomes (JPRO), an international, multi-disciplinary open access journal.
Society for Benefit Cost Analysis (SBCA). SBCA works to improve the theory and practice of benefit-cost analysis, and to support evidence-based policy decisions. Substantive areas include public health, transportation, criminal justice, education, energy, environmental quality, homeland security, and poverty. The society holds an annual conference and publishes the Journal of Benefit-Cost Analysis, with some open-access content. The SBCA website provides public access to news, events, career listings and links to BCA-related databases. Additional member only benefits include full digital access to the journal.
Society for Judgment and Decision-Making. The Society for Judgment and Decision Making is an interdisciplinary academic organization dedicated to the study of normative, descriptive, and prescriptive theories of judgments and decisions. Its members include psychologists, economists, organizational researchers, decision analysts, and other decision researchers. They hold an annual meeting and provide online resources such as publications, teaching resources, course syllabi, blogs and PhD programs. Their journal, Judgment and Decision Making is an open access online journal composed of short articles, meta-analyses, empirical contributions, and theoretical articles.
Society for Medical Decision Making (SMDM). SMDM is an organization working to improve health and clinical care of individuals and populations through advancement of systematic methods to address decision-making, and provide training for scholars in the field. SMDM holds annual meetings, publishes two journals (Medical Decision Making and open access Medical Decision Making Policy & Practice), and maintains a website with member access to networking opportunities, education & career tools. SMDM offers short courses in topics such as cost-effectiveness analysis, shared decision making, decision-analytic modeling, and psychology of medical decision making meetings in North America, Europe and Asia.
Society for Risk Analysis (SRA). SRA provides an open forum for those interested in risk analysis, including risk assessment, risk characterization, risk communication, risk management, and policy relating to risk. Foci include risks to human health and the environment, both built and natural, and threats from physical, chemical, and biological agents. Risk Analysis, SRA’s official journal, publishes research on developments in the theory and practice of risk analysis from a wide range of disciplines. SRA provides links to meetings, career opportunity postings, a speakers bureau, a glossary of risk-related terminology, a list of risk related journals, and members only materials such as a webinar series, and teaching resources (e.g., syllabi, notes and reading lists).