Find Nonprofit and Small Business Grants

Advance Search

Only Available for Paid Subscribers
Clear Filters
Search Filters

Investigator-Initiated Research Grants

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

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

Add to My Calendar 

National Institute for Health Care Management (NIHCM) Foundation

Deadline Date:

07/20/20 5:00 PM EDT


Request a Grant Writer

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

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

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

URL for Full Text (RFP):

Geographic Focus:

USA: Alabama;   Alaska;   Arizona;   Arkansas;   California;   Colorado;   Connecticut;   Delaware;   Florida;   Georgia;   Hawaii;   Idaho;   Illinois;   Indiana;   Iowa;   Kansas;   Kentucky;   Louisiana;   Maine;   Maryland;   Massachusetts;   Michigan;   Minnesota;   Mississippi;   Missouri;   Montana;   Nebraska;   Nevada;   New Hampshire;   New Jersey;   New Mexico;   New York City;   New York;   North Carolina;   North Dakota;   Ohio;   Oklahoma;   Oregon;   Pennsylvania;   Rhode Island;   South Carolina;   South Dakota;   Tennessee;   Texas;   Utah;   Vermont;   Virginia;   Washington, DC;   Washington;   West Virginia;   Wisconsin;   Wyoming

Suggested Grants:

Fundraising and Publicity Opportunity for USA, Canada, and International Nonprofits for Cult...

Deadline Ongoing

Fundraising opportunity for USA, Canada, and International nonprofit organizations to host a jazz concert held in honor of their organization or cause. Applicants must contact the funding source prior to applying. In addition to funds raised through concert ticket sales

GrantWatch ID#: 123735

Grants to USA Nonprofits to Address the Climate Crisis and Reduce Inequality

Deadline Ongoing

Grants to USA nonprofit organizations to reduce social inequality and promote solutions to the climate crisis. Eligible programs will address the areas of racial and economic justice, corporate and political accountability; voice, creativity, and culture; and an inclusi

GrantWatch ID#: 123756

Grants to Alaska Nonprofits, Schools, Colleges, Museums, and Tribes for Native Alaskan Educa...

Deadline 09/01/20

Grants to Alaska nonprofit organizations, schools, colleges, cultural centers, museums, and tribal organizations for educational opportunities in eligible regions. Funding is intended to provide access to high-quality education for native adults and children who are ori

GrantWatch ID#: 128374

Grants to Alaska Nonprofits, Schools, Colleges, Tribal Organizations, and Individuals for Al...

Deadline 09/01/20

Grants of up to $6,000 to Alaska nonprofit organizations, schools, colleges, tribal organizations, and individuals to promote the culture of Native Alaskans in eligible regions. Funding is intended to support projects that further the traditions of these peoples, preser

GrantWatch ID#: 128375

Grants to USA and Canada Nonprofits for Projects to Protect Wildlife and Natural Habitats

Deadline 10/01/20

Grants of up to $3,000 to USA and Canada nonprofit organizations for projects to protect wildlife and natural habitats. Funding is intended for campaigns to save specific species and ecosystems. Eligible activities include public policy work, litigation, advocacy, and d

GrantWatch ID#: 129644

Grants to USA and Canada Low-Income Individuals and Families for Financial Assistance

Deadline Ongoing

Grants to USA and Canada individuals and families with low-income for financial assistance. Types of assistance include financial support to offset emergency expenses or to cover the cost of regular monthly bills. Funding is intended for workers and households that are

GrantWatch ID#: 131400

Grants to USA Nonprofits and Agencies for Community Improvement Initiatives

Deadline Ongoing

Grants of $25,000 to USA nonprofit organizations, government entities, educational institutions, and volunteer fire companies for community benefit projects. Funding is intended to support a wide range of impactful and sustainable initiatives that meet community needs.

GrantWatch ID#: 132986

Grants to USA, Mexico, and Haiti Nonprofits, Agencies, and For-Profits to Assist Underserved ...

Deadline Ongoing

Grants to USA, Mexico, and Haiti nonprofits, for-profit organizations, and government entities for programs and services that improve the quality of life for underserved children. Focus areas include working families, equitable communities, and thriving children. The Fu

GrantWatch ID#: 133552

Donations & Sponsorships to USA Nonprofits & For-Profits for Education, Literacy, and the Ar...

Deadline Ongoing

Donations to USA nonprofit organizations for programming support for arts, pre-K-12 education, and literacy programs across the country. In addition, sponsorship opportunities are provided to USA for-profit and nonprofit organizations focusing on literacy, the arts, a

GrantWatch ID#: 134869

Grants to USA Nonprofits for Architecture, Education, Arts, Scientific Research, and Communi...

Deadline Ongoing

Grants to USA nonprofits for activities that positively impact people around the world and their communities. Support is primarily given to programs in the areas of architecture and the arts, education, addressing the needs of underserved communities, and scientific res

GrantWatch ID#: 138286