Bridging Knowledge to Health by Paul Bica

New Investigator Research Award

The Center for Health Design’s New Investigator Research Award applications are now being accepted.

Submissions Due: September 19, 2016
Award Recipient Announced: November 14, 2016

The New Investigator Research Award is designed to encourage more up-and-coming researchers to turn their attention to studying how the built environment impacts outcomes in healthcare. Created and funded by The Center for Health Design’s Research Coalition, submitted proposals should examine the relationship between environmental design and healthcare outcomes in any healthcare setting, including hospitals, ambulatory care, behavioral health settings, senior living facilities and home based models of care.

Who Can Enter:  The award is open to Ph.D. students and other recent research degree recipients whose early contributions reflect their potential to create, promote, and disseminate research that supports therapeutic, safe, efficient, and effective healthcare settings.

Award Presentation: The Center for Health Design, CHD, will present one award of $10,000 to a researcher in the early phases of their career. Additionally, the award recipient will receive free registration to attend the Healthcare Design Expo & Conference 2017 where they will have the opportunity to present their completed study; travel expense will also be covered by CHD. The award recipient will be designated a member of CHD’s Research Coalition for one year.

More award information here.

Download award application requirements here.

The deadline for submissions to Shannon Roecklein,,
is September 19, 2016 by 5:00 p.m. PDT.

About the Center for Health Design
The Center for Health Design is a nonprofit 501c(3) organization whose mission is to transform healthcare environments for a healthier, safer world through design research, education and advocacy. More information about their mission can be found on their website,