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NIHCM Foundation: Investigator-initiated Health Services Research Grants

Grant Amount: Up to $500,000
Deadline: Letter of Inquiry Due July 1, 2022
Category: Health Sciences,
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The National Institute for Health Care Management (NIHCM) Foundation is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to improving the U.S. health care system’s effectiveness, efficiency, and quality. Since 2012, the foundation has awarded more than $3.6 million to support innovative health services research in healthcare financing, delivery, management, and policy.

The foundation invites letters of inquiry for the 2022-2023 funding cycle of its investigator-initiated research grant program to advance this mission. NIHCM will make up to $500,000 available to new and existing grantees in support of innovative investigator-initiated research with high potential to inform improvements to the U.S. healthcare system. Projects must advance the existing knowledge base healthcare financing, delivery, management and/or policy. Priority will be given to research studies that address issues of broad significance for the U.S. healthcare system and that have a high potential to produce timely results and reach key target audiences. Expected project impact is paramount.

Applications are invited from individual researchers and all types of organizations and institutions, including both nonprofit and for-profit entities. Multiple submissions are permitted from a single researcher, organization, or university department.

Brief letters of inquiry are due July 1, 2022, at 5:00 p.m. ET. Upon review, selected applicants will be invited to submit a full ten-page proposal, due in September 2022.

Please contact Gwen Allouch if you are interested in applying to this opportunity.

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Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute: Engagement Awards (multiple opportunities)

Grant Amount: $100,000 or $250,000 (See Below)
Deadline: Letters of Intent for All Awards Due April 4, 2022
Category: Health Sciences,
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The Eugene Washington PCORI Engagement Awards support projects that encourage active, meaningful involvement of patients, caregivers, clinicians, and other healthcare stakeholders as integral members of the patient-centered outcomes research/comparative clinical effectiveness research (PCOR/CER) enterprise. These awards are for research support projects. This program does not fund research studies.

PCORI strongly encourages applicants to acquaint themselves with PCORI’s definition of PCOR/CER prior to submitting an application to the Engagement Awards. All proposed projects under this opportunity must demonstrate a connection to building capacity for PCOR and CER.

Engagement Award: Stakeholder Convening Support
This opportunity aims to support projects that include multi-stakeholder convenings, meetings, and conferences that align with PCORI’s mission and facilitate expansion of PCOR/CER through collaboration around such efforts. Applicants may propose projects for up to one year in duration and up to $100,000 in total costs. 

Engagement Award: Dissemination Initiative
This opportunity aims to support projects that help organizations and communities  plan for or actively bring pertinent PCORI-funded research findings to their specific audiences, including relevant patients, clinicians, communities, and others, in ways that will command their attention and interest and encourage use of this information in their healthcare decision making. Applicants may propose projects up to two years in duration and up to $250,000 in total costs.

Engagement Award: Capacity Building
This opportunity aims to support projects that help communities increase their facility with and ability to participate across all phases of the PCOR/CER process. Applicants may propose projects for up to two years in duration and up to $250,000 in total costs. 

Please contact Gwen Allouch if you are interested in applying to any of these opportunities.

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Robert Wood Johnson Foundation – Evidence for Action

Grant Amount: up to ~$500,000
Deadline: Open/Rolling
Category: Health Sciences, Social Science,
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Evidence for Action, a national program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, funds research that expands the evidence needed to build a Culture of Health. A Culture of Health is broadly defined as one in which good health and well-being flourish across geographic, demographic, and social sectors; public and private decision-making is guided by the goal of fostering equitable communities; and everyone has the opportunity to make choices that lead to healthy lifestyles. The foundation’s Culture of Health Action Framework, which was developed to catalyze a national movement toward improved health, well-being, and equity, guides program strategy. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis; there is no deadline. Applicants are notified within 6-9 weeks of their submission. Applicants invited to the full proposal stage will have 2 months to submit their proposal once they receive notification. There is not an explicit range for allowable budget requests. You should request the amount of funding you will need to complete your proposed research project – including both direct and indirect costs for the entire duration of your study. Typical grant durations may be up to 36 months, with some exceptions when durations of up to 48 months are justified. Visit the Grantee section of this website for a sense of the number and size of grants funded by E4A at http://www.evidenceforaction.org/grantees.

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