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Journalism Grants

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NIHCM Foundation supports timely health care journalism that informs efforts to improve the health of Americans and that examines emerging health issues and their implications for cost, quality and access.

Grants provide funding for:

  • health reporting
  • educational opportunities for health care reporters
  • support for documentary films and their public engagement campaigns


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Application Information

The fifth round of grantmaking under this program is now underway. NIHCM Foundation is making a total of up to $250,000 available and expects to fund 6 to 8 projects from this amount.

Winning projects will be selected using the following process:

  • Applicants are required to submit an initial letter of inquiry (LOI) describing their project by 5:00 PM EDT on July 23, 2018. Applications are welcome at any time prior to that deadline. LOIs must conform to the required structure and must be submitted using NIHCM’s online entry system (see below).
  • Those applicants accepted for further consideration will be contacted in August regarding the next steps in the application process.
  • NIHCM will announce the grant winners by November 2018.

LOI Requirements  Online Entry System

Journalism Grantee News

Webinar Video on Health Care Consolidation
Alliance for Health Policy
This webinar, hosted by Alliance for Health Policy with support from NIHCM Foundation, brought together experts to discuss consolidation and competition in health care and offer tips for reporters covering this issue in their communities.

To Err Is HumanUpcoming Screenings of Patient Safety Documentary
Mike Eisenberg, 3759 Films LLC
To Err is Human, a documentary on medical errors and efforts to improve patient safety, is being screened across the country as part a public engagement campaign supported by a NIHCM Foundation grant.

NECIRBoston Globe story on Genetic Testing
New England Center for Investigative Reporting
Part of a New England Center for Investigative Reporting series supported by a NIHCM Foundation grant, this Boston Globe story on conflicts of interest in genetic testing explored the policy implications of the regulatory failures uncovered by two previous front-page stories in the Globe.