IHQI Seed Grants

New funding cycle

The UNC Institute for Healthcare Quality Improvement is pleased to announce the second cycle of funding through IHQI’s Seed Grant Program. The request for proposals can be viewed in PDF format here or online here.

About IHQI’s Seed Grant Program

  • IHQI's Seed Grant Program promotes the development of experience and expertise in quality improvement at UNC Hospitals, Faculty Physician practices and Physician Network practices.
  • IHQI will provide $50,000 each to approximately 5 projects in fiscal year 2016. Funds are for the 12 months beginning July 1, 2015. IHQI staff and faculty will work closely with awardees and provide in-kind support, training, and coaching.

Eligibility and Requirements

  • Seed grant projects must be conducted within UNC Hospitals, Faculty Physicians practices or Physician Network practices, and can be led by UNC faculty, staff, fellows and residents.
  • Projects are intended to improve clinical care and outcomes for a population of patients by implementing proven and/or expert-recommended strategies and approaches. Proposals to research new interventions for efficacy and/or effectiveness will not be funded.
  • Project team members are required to complete Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt training prior to project start. Project sponsors are required to complete Lean Six Sigma Blue Belt training prior to project start. Some project teams may be required to participate in Lean Six Sigma Purple Belt training during the award period.