News & Events

  • NIHCM Foundation is now accepting letters of inquiry for the 2015-2016 funding cycle of our health care journalism grant program. The program seeks timely health care journalism projects that inform efforts to improve the health of Americans, and that examine emerging health issues and their implications for cost, quality and access.

  • The Government Accountability Office (GAO) just released an important review of the way the Relative Value Scale Update Committee (RUC) and CMS value physician services for Medicare. The report finds significant flaws in the data and processes used, echoing a recent Expert Voices essay by RUC researcher Miriam Laugesen.

  • NIHCM Foundation is now accepting letters of inquiry for the 2015-2016 funding cycle of our investigator-initiated research grant program. We are making a total of up to $250,000 available to be divided among four to five studies in the areas of health care financing, delivery, management and/or policy.

  • Upcoming Webinar on the Future of Telehealth in America

    Telemedicine is booming, fueled by promises of consumer convenience and better access for the underserved. Nearly half of employers will offer telehealth benefits this year. 

  • The federal government invests heavily in physician residency training—to the tune of $15 billion a year. But is this investment producing a physician workforce that meets our modern health care needs? 

  • With another presidential election on the horizon, the perennial debate over reforming federal entitlement programs has already begun to resurface. Policy prescriptions are bound to vary along the political spectrum, but failing to come to agreement and act will threaten our long-term fiscal health.

Research Grants

NIHCM Foundation Research Grants

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 three years of the program, we have awarded nearly $625,000 to support ten studies.

2015-2016 Funding Cycle

The fourth round of grant making under this program is now underway.  NIHCM Foundation is making a total of up to $250,000 available and expects to fund 4 to 5 studies from this amount.

Winning studies will be selected using the following process:

  • Interested researchers are required to submit an initial letter of inquiry (LOI) outlining their study idea by 5:00 PM EDT on July 13, 2015. Applications are welcome at any time prior to that deadline.  LOIs must be submitted using NIHCM's online entry system and must conform to the required structure.
  • Full (10-page) proposals will be invited from a small number of applicants in August and will be due in late September 2015.
  • NIHCM will announce the grant winners in November 2015, for project start dates as earlly as January 2016.

Additional Information:

Description of the Grant Program

Requirements for Letter of Inquiry

Draft Requirements for Full Proposal (Final Requirements will be provided to selected applicants when full proposals are invited.)

Frequently Asked Questions

For other questions not addressed by the above materials, please contact Julie Schoenman at 202-296-4192 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Please specify "RESEARCH GRANT QUESTION" in the email subject line.

 

 

 

 

 
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