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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 sixth round of grant making under this program is now underway. NIHCM Foundation is making a total of up to $300,000 available and expects to fund 8 to 10 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 15, 2019. 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 2019.

LOI Requirements Online Entry System

Journalism Grantee News

newshour logo hiresNew Series on the Pandemic Threat
PBS NewsHour
Flu kills thousands of people in the U.S. each year, and there is always a risk that a new virus strain emerges and causes a pandemic. This three-part series explored the origins of flu pandemics in recent history and the challenges of preparing for and responding to deadly outbreaks.

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New Article on Safety Issues with Biologic Drugs
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Part of a new series investigating adverse events from drugs designed to treat autoimmune diseases, this story examined how biologic drugs can leave patients more susceptible to infections and side effects, sometimes with fatal results.

Webinar Video on Prescription Drug Patents
Alliance for Health Policy
Manufacturer practices under the current patent system have come under scrutiny for blocking or delaying the entry of generic or biosimilar drugs into the market. During this webinar, panelists explored the relationship between patents, prices and patient access.

New Webinar Video on Palliative Care
USC Annenberg, Center for Health Journalism
During this webinar, speakers debunked misconceptions of palliative care and discussed how to work through barriers to honest conversations about appropriate end-of-life care among patients and their doctors. The speakers also shared insights to help journalists report on these sensitive issues.

THICK OREGONLIVE Oregonian logo left thickNew Article Investigating Deaths of Despair
Carol Cruzan Morton, OregonLive
Oregon's suicide rate is higher than the national average, and this story examines the research regarding possible causes and emerging research on treatment options.