The Center for Health Design (CHD) has announced that New Investigator Research Award applications are now being accepted. Submissions are due September 20, 2017, and the award recipient will be announced November 14, 2017.

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.

Investigators from research and academic institutions, and professional practice, are encouraged to apply. Applicants should be either a current graduate student or someone who has graduated with a research degree within the past three years and is currently engaged in research in either a practice setting or academic institution.

CHD will present one award of up to $10,000 to a researcher in the early phases of their career. Additionally, the award recipient will receive free registration to attend the 2018 Healthcare Design Expo & Conference where they will have the opportunity to present their completed study; domestic travel expense will also be covered by CHD. The award recipient will be designated a member of CHD’s Research Coalition for one year.

You can view the award application requirements here. Send submissions to Catherine Ancheta at by September 20, 2017 by 5:00 p.m. PDT.