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Grants to USA Nonprofits, For-Profits, and Individuals
for Research to Improve the Healthcare System

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National Institute for Health Care Management (NIHCM) Foundation

Deadline Date:

07/20/20 5:00 PM EDT

Description:

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Grants to USA nonprofit and for-profit institutions and organizations and individuals for research projects that improve the healthcare system. Funding is intended for innovative research with the potential to have a positive impact on the healthcare system by improving efficiency, quality, access to care, preparedness, and equity.

NIHCM Foundation supports innovative investigator-initiated research with high potential to inform improvements to the U.S. health care system. The purpose of this program is to support innovative health services research that will advance the existing knowledge base in the areas of health care financing, delivery, management and/or policy. 

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 185791

Estimated Size of Grant:

This year, NIHCM Foundation is making a total of $1 million available for the combined 2020-2021 funding cycles for the research and journalism grant programs. This funding will be allocated across the two programs according to the merits of the proposals received.

Term of Contract:

Applications will be judged on their potential to produce timely results. Projects that can be completed within one year (2021) are preferred, but a longer timeframe may be proposed. Applicants with longer-term studies should consider the feasibility of organizing their work so as to yield interim findings and products that will maximize study impact. Projects would normally begin in January 2021 unless there is a reason to delay the start (e.g., availability of data or key personnel). NIHCM understands that an extensive period of peer review and revisions is expected prior to publication in academic journals. Submission of grant manuscripts to journals to initiate this peer review process is sufficient to mark the end of the grant’s active performance period.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

NIHCM welcomes applications from individual researchers as well as from all types of organizations and institutions, including both non-profit and for-profit entities. Multiple organizations may apply jointly, but one must be named as the principal organization and others will have a subcontract relationship with that organization. There is no limit to the number of project ideas that may be submitted by a given applicant, organization or academic department.

Studies involving direct patient care or clinical, bench science research are not relevant for this solicitation.

Pre-Application Information:

Application Process and Timeline:
- All interested researchers are required to submit a brief letter of inquiry (LOI) by 5:00 PM EDT on July 20, 2020. Applications are welcome at any time prior to that deadline.
- Full proposals will be invited from a small number of applicants in August and will be due in September 2020. Other applicants will also be notified at this time of the status of their LOI submissions.
- NIHCM will notify the grant winners by December 2020, for project start dates as early as January 2021.

For more information, see https://www.nihcm.org/categories/research-grants-application-information.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

LOIs must be submitted using NIHCM’s online entry system at https://www.nihcm-awards.org/research-grant?task=login&type=grant.

For questions related to this initiative, please contact Julie Schoenman at 202-296-4192 or nihcm@nihcm.org. Please specify “RESEARCH GRANT QUESTION” in the email subject line.

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