News & Events

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Foundation has published a report evaluating the evidence base for interventions to address the social determinants of health.

  • The emergence of new online tools—built by journalists, for journalists—has made it easier than ever to visualize health care data. With the power to build charts comes the responsibility to portray information accurately and in a way that enhances the story for your readers.

  • Injury is the number one killer of children and teens in the United States. Many of these injuries are preventable through education and low-cost interventions like childproof locks and safety seats.

  • With the explosion of public health data online, more journalists than ever need analytical tools in their daily work. Think of data as just another source to interview, along with people and documents.

  • NIHCM Foundation hosted a webinar to discuss the latest in telehealth, including federal health IT plans, new models of telehealth delivery and ongoing regulatory obstacles. A recording of the event is now available.

  • Employees of small businesses have much lower rates of insurance coverage and less generous benefits than their peers at bigger companies, owing largely to challenges unique to the small group market. 

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 early 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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