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Primary Care Medicine and Dentistry Clinician Educator Career Development Award

This funding record is inactive. Please see the program website or contact the program sponsor to determine if this program is currently accepting applications or will open again in the future.

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 93.976
Health Resources and Services Administration
Feb 13, 2017

For programmatic questions:
Anthony Anyanwu
Medicine Project Officer

Dr. Jennifer Holtzman
Dental Project Officer

For business, administrative, or fiscal questions:
Denis Nikiema


The Primary Care Medicine and Dentistry Clinician Educator Career Development Award provides grants to strengthen the primary care workforce by training and supporting physicians, physician assistants, dentists, and dental hygienists who plan to teach in the primary care fields. The program's goal is to provide career development awards to junior faculty to support the development of future clinician educator faculty and leaders in primary care medicine and dentistry while also supporting innovative projects that involve the transformation of healthcare delivery systems.

The program requires that:

  • Applicant organizations
    1. Identify one junior faculty candidate per application to receive the award
    2. Provide at least 60% FTE protected time to the candidate for proposed project and career development activities
    3. Make an organizational commitment to the candidate's project
    4. Provide and support a mentor for the candidate
  • Junior faculty candidates
    1. Act as the Project Director for the grant award
    2. Propose a career development plan for an academic career teaching in primary care medicine and/or dentistry
    3. Propose a clinician educator project aimed at enhancing primary care medicine or dentistry training in one of the following focus areas:
      • Integrating behavioral health and primary care
      • Integrating oral health and primary care
      • Health workforce diversity
      • Training for rural practice
      • Addressing social determinants of health
      • Training for vulnerable populations

Eligible applicants include:

  • Schools of allopathic or osteopathic medicine
  • Academically affiliated physician assistant training programs
  • Dental and dental hygiene schools
  • Accredited public or nonprofit private hospitals
  • Public or nonprofit private entities that the Secretary has determined is capable of carrying out such grants
Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Award ceiling: $200,000 per year
Project period: 5 years
Expected number of awards: 20
Estimated Total Program Funding: $4,000,000

Application process

Links to the program guidance and online application procedures are available on

Technical assistance webinar recording #1
Playback number: 866.353.3018
Passcode: 1130

Technical assistance webinar recording #2
Playback Number: 866.507.6408
Passcode: 1131

Tagged as
Behavioral health · Dental workforce · Health professions faculty · Health workforce education and training · Oral health · Physician assistants · Physicians · Primary care

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