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The Harvey L. Neiman Health Policy Institute® studies the value and role of radiology in evolving health care delivery and payment systems, including quality based approaches to care and the impact of medical imaging on overall health care costs. Neiman Institute research provides a foundation for evidence-based imaging policy to improve patient care and bolster efficient, effective use of health care resources.

Neiman Institute Grants


The Neiman Institute Grants Program will advance our mission by funding novel research that provides evidence to inform health policy and radiology practice that promotes the effective and efficient use of health care resources with the goal of improving patient care.

We seek proposals that meaningfully expand the evidence base that paves the way for advances in radiological practice that improve patient outcomes, reduce health disparities, inform the appropriate use of that care, and demonstrate value to support adequate reimbursement needed to ensure patients have access to a high level of care from trained radiologists.

Neiman Institute grants will advance the broader ACR strategy to engage in imaging research that will advance the practice of radiology.  Accordingly, we will seek opportunities to invest back into the ACR membership to foster innovative and high-potential research; applications from researchers outside of radiology will also be accepted.


Program Objectives

To facilitate novel, empirical research that contributes directly to the NHPI mission.


Funded research proposals must:



Be a Current Policy Priority in Radiology



Include a Research Plan with actionable information




Have the Potential to Directly Inform Health Policy and Practice





Priority is placed on proposals from ACR members, incorporating expertise, research methods, populations, or data sources that extend the Neiman Institute’s current capabilities.


Research Award Categories (Other Areas will be Considered)



AI & Emerging Technology Award


Emerging Payment & Population Health Models Award


Practice Advancements to Improve Equity,

Efficiency, or Outcomes Award

Radiology is a technology driven field and the Neiman Institute is interested in research that explores (identifies,  explains and tests) opportunities and challenges that are  presented by emerging technologies with the potential to  impact radiology practice.A high priority focus within this  grant topic is artificial intelligence (AI). Additional applicable  areas of research include digital health technologies,  telehealth, emerging imaging technology, etc. and should  include objectives that fall into one or more of the following  categories:

– Health policy
– Economics
– Health equity
– Practice management; workflow
– Quality and outcomes

There is a renewed focus on value-based payment models in Washington that highlights the need for research that ensures radiology is not left behind.Grants under this topic will fund research on avenues for radiology to continue to provide the needed services for patients, with adequate reimbursement to sustain the practice and access within new health care payment and delivery models.Research that models the impact of proposed/future policy for radiology or radiology patients, that demonstrates the value of radiology in the context of emerging models, or that evaluates innovative approaches (within a local delivery system) are also of interest.




With an eye toward solutions, grants in this area will propose innovative ideas or established approaches from other fields and will study the impact on measures of health equity, efficiency or cost, and/or patient outcomes.Using quantitative research methods, proposals under this topic should seek to bring new, actionable ideas to radiologists for how to better serve patients in a manner that will improve value and advance clinical practice, or to generate the evidence needed to support further clinical study.







Application Timeline

Applications will be accepted now until December 20, 2021 at 8PM ET.

Please submit your completed proposal via email to



☑ See the full RFA for more information.