Health Policy

2018 TMC Health Policy Grant Application Deadline

Monday, May 15, 2017 - Thursday, June 15, 2017 Add to Calendar

In its pursuit of better, more effective health policy, the Health Policy Institute will continue its funding program for 2018 to support TMC collaborations devoted to policy impact through research. The Institute will award a total of $750,000 in Nov. 2017 for innovative, one-year projects. A letter of intent is required, through online submission, between June 1 and June 15, 2017. Applications, by invitation, will be accepted online until Aug. 15, 2017 at 5 p.m.

The TMC Funding Program in Collaborative Health Policy Research


Letters of intent and applications are strictly limited to Texas Medical Center member organizations. Collaboration and funding may include 501(c)(3) organizations with permission.

Award Criteria

  • New, significant collaboration among three or more TMC member organizations
  • Innovative 12-month project
  • Assurance of impact on public policy at the state or federal level in three to five years
  • Explicit link to health
  • Financially prudent budget

Letter of Intent

A Letter of Intent is required and must include: a brief description of the research and its connection to the five award criteria listed above, a list of intended collaborators and estimated budget total for each organization.

Those intending to revise an unsuccessful proposal submitted in 2016 should indicate where revisions will be made.

Letters will be reviewed and invitations to submit for those qualified will immediately follow.

Letters of Intent should be submitted online.

All letters will receive a response.

Questions about the program or these requirements should be directed to


A total of $750,000 will be awarded for projects that can demonstrate significant policy impact. Pilot projects intended to support competitive applications for national funders are welcome.

We expect proposals in the range of $100,000 to $250,000 with compelling budget justifications.

Each collaborating TMC organization will be funded separately through a gift arrangement with their respective Development/Philanthropy/Donor Office. Details will be provided with invitations to submit.

Funding is through a designated gift mechanism and no indirect costs will be covered.


June 15, 2017: Letter of intent due

Aug. 15, 2017: Apply online

Oct. 15, 2017: Notice of award

Nov. 1, 2017: Funds available




Stacy Usie