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Rural Health
Funding by Topic: Culture and cultural competency

Summaries of funding programs are provided by RHIhub for your convenience. Please contact the funder directly for the most complete and current information.

Indiana AHEC Scholars: Community Healthcare Fellows Program
An interprofessional fellowship program for health professions students in Indiana that offers opportunities for hands-on training, experience in rural and underserved communities, and networking with other students and professionals.
Geographic coverage: Indiana
Application Deadline: Jul 31, 2021
Sponsor: Indiana Area Health Education Center Program
Utah AHEC Scholars Program
A multidisciplinary certificate program for certain health professions students in Utah that offers opportunities for hands-on training, experience in rural and urban underserved communities, and networking with other students and professionals.
Geographic coverage: Utah
Application Deadline: Sep 30, 2021
Sponsor: Utah Area Health Education Centers
Health Services Research on Minority Health and Health Disparities (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)
Grants to encourage innovative exploratory and developmental health services research to improve minority health and/or reduce health disparities at the healthcare system-level, as well as within clinical settings.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Nov 17, 2021
Sponsors: National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, National Institute on Drug Abuse, National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Alaska Premera Rural Health Care Grant
Grants for projects that help to provide access to quality healthcare in rural Alaska communities as demonstrated by evidenced-based research.
Geographic coverage: Alaska
Application Deadline: Dec 31, 2021
Sponsors: Premera Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alaska, Rasmuson Foundation, The Alaska Community Foundation
Strategies to Provide Culturally Tailored Palliative and End-of-Life Care for Seriously Ill American Indian and Alaska Native Individuals (R01 and R21 Clinical Trial Optional)
Grants for research projects designed to improve and increase the use of evidence-based interventions in end-of-life and palliative care for American Indian/Alaska Native individuals with advanced illness and their families and communities.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. territories
Application Deadline: Jan 8, 2022
Sponsors: National Institute of Nursing Research, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Social and Behavioral Intervention Research to Address Modifiable Risk Factors for Cancer in Rural Populations (R01 Clinical Trial Required)
Funding to develop, adapt, and test interventions to address risk factors for cancer in rural populations. Applications should focus on primary prevention and assess and address one or more of the social and behavioral risk factors that contribute to cancer disparities in rural populations: tobacco use; diet, physical activity and weight; alcohol use; UV exposure; and HPV vaccination.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. Territories
Letter of Intent (Optional): Dec 18, 2021
Application Deadline: Jan 18, 2022
Sponsors: National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Palliative Care in Home and Community Settings Research (R01 and R21 Clinical Trial Optional)
Grants to support research aimed at determining needs and best practices for the integration of palliative care into home and community settings. Applications should consider approaches that may be implemented in rural/remote areas, as well as urban areas, and that are sensitive to ethnicities and cultures.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. territories
Application Deadline: Sep 8, 2022
Sponsors: National Institute of Nursing Research, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Alaska AHEC Scholars Program
Multidisciplinary certificate program for certain health professions students in Alaska that offers opportunities for hands-on training, experience in rural and underserved communities, and networking with other students and professionals.
Geographic coverage: Alaska
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Alaska Center for Rural Health and Health Workforce
American Indian Public Health Resource Center Technical Assistance
Technical assistance for tribes to improve health systems, access to services, and health outcomes in rural, impoverished communities.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: American Indian Public Health Resource Center
Appalachian Community Fund Technical Assistance Grants
Funding for technical assistance needs for community-based organizations that address underlying causes of economic and social distress in the Appalachian region.
Geographic coverage: Appalachian counties of Tennessee, Kentucky, Virginia, and West Virginia
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Appalachian Community Fund