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Wisconsin Primary Care and Psychiatry Shortage Grant

State of Wisconsin Higher Educational Aids Board
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis

Joy Dyer


The Primary Care and Psychiatry Shortage Grant provides financial assistance awards to primary care physicians and psychiatrists who agree to practice in underserved areas of Wisconsin. Awards will be made directly to recipients with no stipulations on how the funds must be used.


Primary care physicians and psychiatrists who completed or will complete a graduate medical education training program in the state of Wisconsin in 2014 or later and who intend to practice in an underserved area in Wisconsin may apply.

Qualifying primary care physician specialties include family practice, internal medicine, pediatrics, and general surgery. Psychiatry also includes child psychiatry.

Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Up to 12 primary care physicians and up to 12 psychiatrists will be awarded each fiscal year. The minimum annual award is $20,800.

Recipients may receive awards for up to 3 fiscal years. Receipt of an award in one year does not guarantee receipt of awards in future years.

Application process

To begin the process, submit a Notice of Intent to Practice in an Underserved Area form provided on the program website. The Notice of Intent may be submitted any time during a physician's residency, but must be submitted prior to accepting employment or becoming affiliated as a physician in an underserved area in the state of Wisconsin.

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Behavioral health · Behavioral health workforce · Physicians · Primary care · Recruitment and retention of health professionals · Wisconsin

For complete information about funding programs, including your application status, please contact funders directly. Summaries are provided for your convenience only. RHIhub does not take part in application processes or monitor application status.