CHAS Seed Grant Program

Seed Grant application due: November 1

A call for applications will be made in October; however, general information about eligibility and requirements may be found here.

Beginning in 2005, the Center for Health Administration Studies (CHAS) at the School of Social Service Administration has supported promising health services and policy research projects at the University of Chicago through its annual Seed-Grant Program.  The purpose of the Seed-Grant program is to facilitate research not presently funded by extramural sources, laying the foundations for larger-scale research projects that may be competitive for extramural funding.  The Program seeks to fund projects that display sound research design with high potential impact on health services and policies affecting the disadvantaged.

The Center anticipates funding up to 5 projects in amounts up to $20,000. Indirect costs will not be covered.  Projects are to be conducted over a 12-month period beginning in January.


Michael M. Davis Lecture Series

Each academic year, the Davis Lecture Series brings renowned policy experts, researchers and commentators to the University to explore the intersection of health policy and the broad needs of vulnerable and disadvantaged populations. Please save the following dates for this year’s Davis Lectures scheduled for Fall Quarter 2013.  This year’s theme is “ACA Implementation”.

All lectures will be held on Tuesdays from 12:00pm to 1:30pm at the School of Social Service Administration, 969 E. 60th Street, Chicago, IL. The lectures are free and open to the public, but registration is required. Please RSVP here.

  • October 8, Speaker TBN
  • October 15, Andrea Campbell, Ph.D.; Professor of Political Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • October 22, Heidi Allen, Ph. D., MSW, Assistant Professor of Social Work, Columbia University
  • October 29, Mark Peterson, Ph. D., Professor of Public Policy, Political Science, and Law, University of California at Los Angeles
  • November 12, Steve Shortell, Ph.D., M.P.H., M.B.A.; Dean, School of Public Health; Blue Cross of California Distinguished Professor of Health Policy & Management; Professor of Organization Behavior, University of California-Berkeley
  • November 19, Julie Darnell, Ph.D., MHSA; Assistant Professor, Division of Health Policy & Administration, School of Public Health, University of Illinois at Chicago
  • November 26, Henri Bergeron, Research Fellow at the CSO (FNSP/CNRS) – Scientific Coordinator of the Health Chair at Sciences Po

Please also visit the CHAS website page for the archived Michael M. Davis Lecture Series to view PowerPoint presentations from several of the lectures held this past academic year.



The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation recently awarded support for the project entitled, “Engaged State Health Reform Scholar-Practitioner Network”.  Professor Colleen Grogan, CHAS Co-Director and editor of JHPPL, is the Principal Investigator for this award.

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