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The mission of the Harvey L. Neiman Health Policy Institute® is to establish foundational evidence for health policy and radiology practice that promotes the effective and efficient use of health care resources and improves patient care.

November 28, 2021

Grant & Fellowship Opportunities in Health Policy Research

Reston, VA  – Harvey L. Neiman Health Policy Institute (NHPI) announced that the application window is now open for the Neiman Institute Grants program. This grant aims to provide funding for novel research that provides evidence to inform health policy and radiology practice.

Through the Neiman Institute Grants program, NHPI will award selected researchers with financial support of up to $75,000. Completed proposals are due December 20, 2021 at 8PM ET.

During the current application period grant awards are in three radiology research topics:

AI & Emerging Technology
Emerging Payment & Population Health Models
Practice Advancements to Improve Equity, Efficiency, or Outcomes

“The NHPI grants program is intended to facilitate novel, empirical research that contributes directly to the NHPI mission. We want to publish evidence that promotes the effective and efficient use of healthcare resources and to improve patient care via health policy and radiology practice,” said Elizabeth Rula, PhD, Executive Director of the Neiman Institute. “Other important funding criteria include pertinence to current policy priorities and the potential for impact, plus a robust design using methods, population, or data that extend what the NHPI can accomplish.”

The NHPI was established nearly 10 years ago to fill a need for peer-reviewed research and data to inform the health policy debate to improve the quality and value of health care in radiology, a research area where grant opportunities are sparse. The grants will further the NHPI work to create an evidence base that will pave 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.

“The NHPI has been at the nexus of research that has provided mission-critical data for the College’s advocacy arm to drive policy change. I consider myself privileged to participate and contribute,” said Joshua A. Hirsch, MD, FACR, NHPI Affiliate Senior Research Fellow.

For more information on the Neiman Institute Health Policy Grant Program and how to submit proposals, please visit

NHPI is also launching a new fellowship opportunity co-sponsored by Northwell Health in New York. This fellowship provides a unique opportunity for fellows and junior faculty in radiology or radiation oncology to gain experience and mentorship in clinical effectiveness and health policy research. The application deadline is December 13, 2021. For more information on the Neiman Institute Fellowship program, please visit




About the Harvey L. Neiman Health Policy Institute
The Harvey L. Neiman Health Policy Institute is one of the nation’s leading medical imaging socioeconomic research organizations. The Neiman Institute studies the role and value of radiology and radiologists in evolving health care delivery and payment systems and the impact of medical imaging on the cost, quality, safety and efficiency of health care. Visit us at and follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook.