Frequently Asked Questions

Who decides which projects/grants will receive funding?

The Foundation’s Advisory Committee for Research & Education evaluates each application and accompanying documentation on its potential value to the practice and delivery of chiropractic and CAM modalities. The number and size of grants will depend on the funds available and the number and quality of requests.

How does someone apply for funding from the Foundation?

Interested parties should submit a plan to the NCMIC Foundation, Inc., Advisory Committee for Research & Education at NCMIC Foundation, Mail Stop A3E, 14001 University Ave., Clive, IA 50325.

The plan should detail:

  • The objective and intended outcome of the education, project or research
  • The timeline
  • An itemized budget
  • The nature and frequency of periodic progress reports and the final degree, report, published paper, etc., to be provided to the Foundation

What type of things qualify for funding?

The NCMIC Foundation funds clinical, scientific and educational research that demonstrates the need for chiropractic and alternative care. Examples of projects funded by the Foundation include:

  • The Bone & Joint Decade – Neck Pain Task Force
  • Future Institute for Alternative Futures – Chiropractic Futures Revisited
  • CAM Research Institute – complications of spinal injections and patient perception of treatment for spinal disorders
  • Jerome F. McAndrews D.C. Memorial Research Fund—a grant is awarded each year to a researcher who is advancing chiropractic research and the exchange of scientific information

The Foundation may make grants for educational scholarships and fellowships to individuals. These may be for graduate degrees or certificate programs. However, the Foundation will not approve grants to fund propaganda or influence legislation. In addition, the Foundation will not support any political campaign for public office.

How are recipients selected?

The Foundation may make educational scholarships and fellowships to individuals for graduate degrees or certificate programs. Or, scholarships and fellowships may be for complementary and alternative healthcare studies or other graduate studies, healthcare and non-healthcare that benefit CAM. 

The Foundation will evaluate each proposal for:

  • Conformity with the Foundation’s intended purpose
  • Merit and impact on complementary and alternative healthcare
  • Ability of the recipient to successfully conclude the project or attain the educational certification/degree

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