Medical Grants

Whether you’re a medical student looking for medical grants, a researcher working in a healthcare-related field, or the director of a facility hoping to improve patient care, there’s probably a grant for you. Those hoping to receive a medical grant will find themselves with a number of options.

  • Federal Grants. Government money is available for people with specific health needs, as well as those needing help paying for medication. Grants are available for people suffering with arthritis, various types of cancer, HIV/AIDS, leukemia, Alzheimer’s Disease, Parkinson’s Disease, and several others.

  • Grants for Children’s Healthcare. United Healthcare Children’s Foundation awards grants to families needing help with children’s uninsured medical costs. The Foundation’s stated purpose is to help ‘fill the void’ in a family’s commercial health coverage, especially in instances where the child may have to go without necessary treatment, or the family will have to assume a large amount of debt.

  • Research Grants. Healthcare cannot continue to make strides if there aren’t people willing to do research. Medical research grants are plentiful and generously-funded, and can be found in almost every field.

    • The National Institute of Allergies and Infectious Diseases exists to understand, treat, and prevent infectious, immunologic, and allergic diseases. Their website maintains a comprehensive list of research grants for those working in the field.

    • The National Institute of Mental Health maintains a website listing research areas for which grants are awarded, the types of funding opportunities available, strategic plans and funding priorities, and a list of recently funded projects.

    • The National Cancer Institute’s Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences funds a large number of grants. Their website currently includes over 900 grants values at almost $400 million.

  • Medical Student Grant. Medical students who have not yet decided on their residency may be interested in this grant funded by the Radiological Society of North America, intended to give students an opportunity to consider radiology as their medical field.

  • Patient Advocacy and Quality Control. Both Merck and Pfizer make regular grants to organizations supporting patient advocacy, as well as those that exist to improve the quality of healthcare.

See Also:
Grants to Help With Medical Bills
Grants for Children with Autism

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