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Rural PREP Microresearch Grants

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.

Rural Medical Training Collaborative (formerly the RTT Collaborative), Rural PREP
May 10, 2021

Dr. Sharon Casapulla

Dawn Mollica


Rural PREP Microresearch Grants support locally generated and implemented, community-based research projects leading to local solutions to problems in underserved communities in the areas of:

  • Rural healthcare
  • Rural population health
  • Rural health workforce education and training

There are two types of awards:

  1. Design Awards are for projects that are under development, with a plan to complete the study within 2 years. Design awardees will be given preference for an implementation award in the 2022-2023 funding cycle.
  2. Implementation Awards are for fully-designed projects with a plan to complete the project by June 20 of the academic year in which the award is made and that can be disseminated within 2 years of the award notice.

Preference will be given to projects that demonstrate community engagement through in-kind contributions and projects that are collaborative across health professions and/or institutions.


Eligibility is limited to the following institutions:

Eligible applicants are current students in a medical school, nurse practitioner program, physician assistant program, residents in a rural physician residency program, or other health professionals training for primary care practice in a rural location.

Applicants should contact their institution to determine their eligibility before applying.

Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Applicants may be reimbursed for up to $1,500 for allowable research expenses.

Application process

Links to application instructions, templates, and the online application are available on the program website.

Tagged as
Health workforce education and training · Networking and collaboration · Nurse practitioners and other advanced practice registered nurses · Physician assistants · Physicians · Population health · Research methods and resources

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