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Geriatrics Academic Career Award Program

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: 93.250
Bureau of Health Workforce, Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Jan 15, 2019

For programmatic or technical questions:
Young Song, DrPH, MPH, MS, RD

For grants management or budget questions:
David Treer


The Geriatrics Academic Career Award Program (GACA) provides funding to support the career development of junior faculty in geriatrics at accredited schools of allopathic medicine, osteopathic medicine, nursing, social work, psychology, dentistry, pharmacy, and allied health. The overall goals of the program are to develop the necessary skills to lead healthcare transformation in a variety of settings, including rural and/or medically underserved settings, to be age-friendly and to provide training in clinical geriatrics, including the training of interprofessional teams of healthcare professionals to provide healthcare for older adults.

Program objectives include:

  1. Develop junior faculty for careers in academic geriatrics to address the program goals
  2. GACA candidates spend at least 75% of their time providing training in clinical geriatrics, including the training of interprofessional teams of healthcare professionals
  3. Identify mentors who will advise and provide guidance and supervision to GACA candidates regarding planning, directing, executing, and evaluating the proposed activities in the GACA candidates' Faculty Career Development Plans

GACA candidates are encouraged to address the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and HRSA clinical priorities around substance and opioid use disorder, value-based care, and mental health through interprofessional education and training in clinical geriatrics using, where appropriate, telehealth technology, including teleprecepting, telementoring and Project ECHO, live video, remote patient monitoring, and other technology as appropriate.


Eligible applicants include accredited schools of:

  • Allopathic medicine
  • Osteopathic medicine
  • Nursing
  • Social work
  • Psychology
  • Dentistry
  • Pharmacy
  • Allied health

Organizations must submit a separate application on behalf of each eligible individual applying for a Geriatric Academic Career Award.

Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Award ceiling: $75,000 per year
Project period: 4 years
Estimated number of awards: 26
Estimated total program funding: $2,000,000

Application process

Links to the full announcement and online application process are available through

Tagged as
Aging and aging-related services · Allied health · Behavioral health · Behavioral health workforce · Dental workforce · Elderly population · Health professions faculty · Illicit drug use · Interprofessional training of the health workforce · Nurse practitioners and other advanced practice registered nurses · Nurses · Oral health · Pharmacy and prescription drugs · Pharmacy workforce · Prescription drug misuse · Primary care · Substance use and misuse · Telehealth

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