The National Institute for Health Care Management (NIHCM) Foundation is accepting Letters of Inquiry (LOI) for research projects with the potential to improve the U.S. healthcare system. Through their research grant program, the Foundation will award up to $150,000 in two or three grants.
The grants will support investigator-initiated research focused on slowing the growth in healthcare spending, improving healthcare quality, and/or expanding access to health insurance and healthcare services. Projects must advance exiting knowledge in healthcare financing, delivery management, and/or policy.
Projects that can be completed within one year are preferred, but studies requiring a longer time frame may be proposed. Applicants with longer-term studies should consider organizing their work to yield interim findings and products that will maximize the study’s impact.
Applications are welcome 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 organization must be named as the principal organization and the others develop a subcontract relationship with this organization.
Letters of Intent (LOI) need to be submitted by July 19, 2013. Upon review, a small group of selected applicants will be invited to submit full ten page proposals in September. NIHCM will select the grant winners in late 2013 for projects to start as early as January 2014.
For more information, go to http://nihcm.org or contact Julie Schoenman at 202-296-4192.