NBER-IFS International Network on the Value of Medical Research

The National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) and Institute for Fiscal tudies (IFS) have obtained grant funding to support small research projects related to the value of health research. Applications will be reviewed through January 25, 2018.



Pilot Funding for Faculty and Post-docs
Faculty or post-doctoral researchers in any relevant discipline (economics, epidemiology, medical research, etc.) are invited to submit a one-page proposal on any topic related to the value of health research. Affiliation with NBER or IFS is not required.

Funds may be requested for investigator salary, research assistance, data purchases or data preparation services, travel funds for colleague exchanges, or other research expenses. Small-budget proposals are welcome.

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Pre-Doctoral Funding Opportunity

PhD candidates in any relevant discipline (economics, epidemiology, medical research, etc.) are invited to submit a brief proposal on any topic related to the value of health research. Affiliation with NBER or IFS is not required.

Students selected for this award will conduct research on a relevant topic of their choice and produce an annotated bibliography in the format of an extended wikipedia entry, with an emphasis on links and data resources. In addition, awardees will be invited to participate in meetings of the Valuing Medical Research Network convened under this grant.

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  • Funding for this network is provided by the National Institute on Aging through grant R24AG058049 to the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) and by the Economic and Social Research Council through grant ES/M008673/1 to the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS).
    For more information, contact valmed at nber.org