Misinformation grant program

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Post by ABIM Foundation

The ABIM Foundation has launched a Misinformation Challenge Grant program designed to enhance or expand existing practices designed to build trust in the health care system by identifying and countering misinformation in health care and public health. We are seeking to support practices that are focused on improving the quality of communication by providing or ensuring accurate information to the public. This can include practices related to creating accurate content and/or innovative approaches to delivering content more effectively.

We are open to a variety of proposals, and note (1) our particular interest in practices that are tailored to discrete groups/communities, particularly populations made vulnerable by misinformation and (2) that our interest goes beyond practices that are specifically focused on COVID-19, although we are open to such practices.

Selection Process & Funding

An independent panel of judges will select two winners, who will receive 2-year grants of $80,000 (first place) or $30,000 (second place). The first-place winner will have the opportunity to present at the 2022 ABIM Foundation Forum, which brings together leaders from across health care and which will be devoted to the topic of misinformation.

How to Apply

Please submit a proposal by 11:59 pm ET on February 15, 2022 to Tim Lynch, the Foundation’s Senior Director of Programs. For information about proposal formatting, download the RFP (pdf)

Information Sessions

Foundation staff will host informational webinars on January 11 at 1pm ET and January 19 at 3pm ET. These sessions offer potential applicants the chance to ask any questions they may have. You can access those sessions at https://abim.zoom.us/j/81743769978.