The Physicians Foundation announces its new grant program to identify promising programs that provide for the ongoing  professional development of physicians as leaders in the healthcare arena.

The Physicians Foundation is committed to helping bring the voice of physicians to national-level conversations and debate on the issues that affect practicing physicians and their patients. The Foundation supports projects that provide physicians with the tools, skills, and learning opportunities to engage effectively in discussions around the future of healthcare by becoming leaders in their profession and representing the needs of their patients and other healthcare providers.

The Foundation will support Physician Leadership programs in two categories: Innovation and Expansion. Through this new grantmaking program, outlined in this request for proposals, the Foundation will support new approaches and models and expand previously funded projects to provide for the ongoing professional development of physicians as leaders in healthcare.

Applicants must be tax exempt 501(c)(3) organizations located in the United States. Proposals are due November 2, 2012.

For additional information, please review the following documents:

  • Instructions – Provides specific details on the application process, required attachments and eligibility requirements

  • Request for Proposal – Includes information on the grantmaking area and an outline of the type of project the Foundation would like to see

  • Application Cover Sheet – One page form that the applicant is required to submit with the proposal

Physician Leadership Webinar

The Physicians Foundation hosted a Physician Leadership webinar to share successes of past grantees, provide an overview of best practices within Physician Leadership, and answer questions about this RFP.  To access the webinar recording click here. Please note, you will be prompted to fill in your name and email address before accessing it.

Deadline Extension

For those organizations impacted by Hurricane Sandy, a one week extension has been granted and proposals will be accepted until November 9, 2012.  Please send an email to Mo Reed-McNally at to notify the foundation of your plans to submit a proposal by this deadline.