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Investigator-Initiated Research Grants

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NIHCM Foundation supports innovative investigator-initiated research with high potential to inform improvements to the U.S. health care system. Projects must advance the existing knowledge base in the areas of health care financing, delivery, management and/or policy. During the first four years of the program, we have awarded over $950,000 to support 16 studies. 


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Application Information

We are no longer accepting Letters of Inquiry for the 2016-2017 round of research grants. We received 153 LOIs by the mid-July 2016 deadline and have invited 16 researchers to submit full proposals. We hope to fund 4 or 5 studies from the $250,000 available for this cycle and will announce the grant winners in November 2016.

Information about the 2017-2018 funding cycle will be announced in May 2017. If you would like to receive email notification when this information becomes available, please subscribe to our Grants & Awards for Researchers email list.


Research Grantee News

JAMA Internal MedicineNew Article on Non-Recommended Services in Oncology Care
Allison Lipitz-Snyderman, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
This paper shows that overuse of low-value oncology services is driven by physician preferences with little influence from the particular characteristics of a given patient.

AJMC logoNew Article on Tiered Physician Networks
Anna Sinaiko, Harvard University
This paper looks at how different types of patients respond to tiered physician networks.

MCRR logoNew Article on Racial Disparities & Integrated Case Management
Gloria Bazzoli et al., Virginia Commonwealth University
This article explores how integrated case management (ICM) reduces racial disparities in the use of both primary care and emergency care.

MCLogoNew Article on Medicaid & Integrated Case Management
Lindsay Sabik et al., Virginia Commonwealth University
This article shows how integrated case management (ICM) can decrease health service use by high-risk patients and lower spending for low-risk patients.