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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

MCLogoNew Medical Care Article on Physicians and Medicaid Patients
Keith Marzilli Ericson, Boston University
This study finds that physicians who see a larger share of Medicaid patients are more likely to have characteristics that patients associate with lower quality and are less well connected in the patient referral network.

NYTUpshotLogoCropped2Groundbreaking Study Looks at Prices and Spending in Private Insurance
Zack Cooper, Yale University
A recent New York Times front-page story, led by Yale University's Zack Cooper, highlights new research about variations in health spending.

HATextOnlyLogoNew Health Affairs Article on Health Care Costs
Laurence Baker, Stanford University
This NIHCM-sponsored research documents significantly higher private prices for a range of surgical and medical procedures and specialties in markets with higher concentration of physician practices.