Health Professional Investigator Operating Grant

New – Added Annual Fall Competition. Deadline: midnight October 31st. Please reference update Guidelines for submission (page 3,  E-Submission Requirements).

Note: Expanded Eligibility – Novice to Mid-career Level

Funding Available:  up to $15,000 per grant, three grants available for a one-year term.

The Health Professional Investigator (HPI) Operating Grant provides project funding to principal investigators (PI) who are HHS-employed healthcare professionals. Inter-professional teams, which include physicians, are encouraged, but physicians are not eligible to apply as lead PI for this grant. The HPI Operating Grant is for research initiatives directly relevant to the clinical mission and priorities/strategic plan of HHS (Patients, People, Sustainability, Innovation and Learning). The grant objective is to provide support for pilot studies or research projects that have the potential to lead to larger projects and the possibility of external funding. The HPI Operating Grant offers an opportunity to foster and support a culture of inquiry for novice to novice to mid-career investigators under the mentorship of experienced researchers. Priority areas for funding include the following:

Health Professional Investigator Operating Grant – Application Details

A pdf document with HPI details, including: Overview, Eligibility Criteria, eSubmission Requirements, Review Process, Review Criteria, Deliverables and Funding Source.

Download Application Guidelines ►

For more information and/or assistance on the submission process, please contact Donna Catherwood, This funding program is led by Dr. Sandra Carroll, Director, Clinical Health Professional Research,

Health Professional Investigator Operating Grant

Important Dates

Submission deadline: Spring deadline: June 1, 2018 Fall deadline: October 31, 2018

Important Forms

Submit to:

Health Professional Investigator Operating Grant – Past Recipients