Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Foundation Invites Applications for Healthcare Improvement Research

The Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Foundation supports a diverse range of activities and projects, including support focused on controlling the rising costs of health care through research and demonstration and evaluation projects.

To advance this mission, BCBSM is accepting applications for its Investigator Initiated Research Program. Through the program, grants of up to $75,000 will be awarded to doctoral-level researchers in support of applied projects aimed at improving the quality of, access to, and cost of health care. Preference will be given to research on the following topics: hypertension; major depression; high cholesterol; coronary artery disease; type 2 diabetes; chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD); alcohol use disorder; other substance use disorders; psychotic disorder; and Crohn’s Disease/ulcerative colitis.

To be eligible, applicants must be a nonprofit organization based in Michigan. Principal investigators must have medical- or doctoral-level credential and be based in a hospital, university, and/or healthcare system.

The foundation encourages potential grantees to submit a concept paper to for feedback before submitting a full proposal.

See the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Foundation for complete program guidelines, application instructions, and a list of past award recipients and amounts.