Project Funding Opportunities

For full list of project funding opportunities please check the Resources section.

Community Benefit

CB priorities include:

  • Access to care
  • Healthy Eating Active Living (HEAL)
  • Violence Prevention
  • Mental Behavioral Health
  • Economic Security

Funding amount and duration:

  • Up to $70,000
  • Up to 1 year
  • Calendar year award
  • Approximately 33 projects are funded per year
  • Renewal for one additional year is possible, but not automatic.  PI must re-apply for a renewal.

Due dates and application items:

  • 2nd Monday in March: Inform Local Research Chair (LRC) of intent to apply
  • 1st Monday in April: Complete draft of narrative application must be submitted to LRC* for scientific review
  • 2nd Monday in May:  Request for Biostatistical Consultation must be submitted to Research Collaboration Portal on the current application form.
  • 2nd Monday after the 4th of July (by midnight): Complete applications (including LRC, Chief, PIC, and Area Manager approvals from all study sites) are due electronically to DOR Central-Research-Committee@kp.org
  • Funding announcements by end of September.  

Contact for more information:

  • Local Research Chair at each Medical Center
  • Central Research Committee (CRC) meets and assesses proposals in early September; funding starts January of the following year.
  • CRC website *

Garfield Memorial Fund


  • Projects should have potential impact across multiple KP regions and, ideally, involve at least 2 regions.
  • Strong operations emphasis.

Funding amount and duration:

  • Funding amount varies
  • 12-18 month project duration

Due dates and application items:

  • Due dates vary
  • Applications require: 

             1.  Initial 1-2 page concept paper and endorsement from an                                                       executive partner (e.g., TPMG PIC or AED; a KFH or KFHP senior VP)  

             2. Full proposal, which may require iterative submissions and reviews

Contact for more information:

  • Carol Cain, Executive Director, Clinical Care & Innovation, Permanente Federation (carol.h.cain@kp.org)

* - Available internally only
The Garfield Memorial Fund Special Request for Applications: COVID-19 Disease and SARS-CoV-2 Research. Applications will be reviewed in cohorts, with application deadlines at midnight as follows: Cohort 1: May 1, 2020 (Friday), Cohort 2: May 29, 2020 (Friday). Click this link.