To Fund Chiropractic Research & Education

Our mission is to invest in the advanced education of chiropractic research experts and to fund ongoing research projects that demonstrate the cost effectiveness, safety and cost efficiency of chiropractic and alternative healthcare.

Funding qualified research projects and educational fellowships is critical to the advancement of chiropractic and alternative healthcare.

Dr. Louis Sportelli videoPlay

The Value of Chiropractic Research

Louis Sportelli, D.C.
President, NCMIC Foundation

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Mike Schneider videoPlay

Reasons to Invest in Chiropractic Research

Michael Schneider, D.C., Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Physical Therapy, University of Pittsburg School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences

Christine Goetz videoPlay

The Impact of the NCMIC Foundation

Christine Goertz, D.C., Ph.D., Vice Chancellor of Research and Health Policy, Palmer College of Chiropractic; CEO of the Spine Institute for Quality

Katherine PohlmanPlay

Reasons to Invest in the NCMIC Foundation

Katherine A. Pohlman, D.C.
D.I.C.C.P., M.S., Ph.D.(c), Clinician Research Scientist (Assistant Professor), CARL Fellow (Chiropractic Academy for Research Leadership), PhD candidate at the Univ. of Alberta, Dept. of Pediatrics

Gert BronfortPlay

The Critical Role of Chiropractic Research

Gert Bronfort, DC, PhD, Research Professor, Integrative Health & Wellbeing Research Program, University of Minnesota

William WeeksPlay

Comments on Research

William B. Weeks, M.D., Ph.D., M.B.A.


As a 501(c)(3) Corporation, the NCMIC Foundation, Inc. was initially funded through major contributions from NCMIC Group, Inc. as well as through individual charitable contributions from NCMIC policyholders. With these contributions, the NCMIC Foundation has been able to expand the number and the type of projects and grants funded.

Currently, approximately $600,000 in funding each year goes toward efforts to validate chiropractic care, to assess its cost effectiveness and to provide educational grants for future researchers. 

Learn more about the active and completed projects that have received funding from the NCMIC Foundation.

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Our goal is to provide $1 million in funding annually for chiropractic research and education. The future advancement of the chiropractic profession and alternative healthcare will be largely dependent on the quality of research completed. 

Your individual contribution toward attaining our goal will enable the chiropractic profession to collectively progress. We invite you to take part in supporting clinical, scientific and educational research.

Find out more about how to give and the ways your contribution can make a difference.

How We Contribute