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Funding by Topic: Health occupations

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

Alaska Health Care Professionals Workforce Enhancement Program (SHARP – 3)
Direct incentive payments and loan repayment assistance for a wide range of healthcare professionals in exchange for working in an underserved area or with underserved populations in Alaska.
Geographic coverage: Alaska
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Alaska Department of Health
Alaska J-1 Visa Conrad 30 Waiver Program
Offers a J-1 Visa waiver to foreign physicians who commit to serving for 3 years in an underserved area of Alaska, allowing them to remain in the United States.
Geographic coverage: Alaska
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Alaska Department of Health
Alaska Supporting Health Care Access through Loan Repayment (SHARP-I)
Loan repayment assistance for certain healthcare professionals in exchange for working in a Health Professional Shortage Area of Alaska.
Geographic coverage: Alaska
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Alaska Department of Health
Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) J-1 Visa Waiver Program
Offers a J-1 Visa waiver to foreign physicians who commit to serving for 3 years in rural Appalachian areas, allowing them to remain in the United States.
Geographic coverage: Locations within the Appalachian Regional Commission service area
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Appalachian Regional Commission
Arkansas AHEC Scholars Program
A multidisciplinary certificate program for certain health professions students in Arkansas that offers opportunities for hands-on training, experience in rural and underserved communities, and networking with other students and professionals.
Geographic coverage: Arkansas
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Regional Campuses
Arkansas Honors Program for Rural and Urban Underserved Primary Care Medicine
A 4-year program for first year medical students at University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences designed to prepare students to provide comprehensive medical care for underserved populations in both urban and rural settings in the state.
Geographic coverage: Arkansas
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Regional Campuses
Arkansas J-1 Visa Waiver Program
Offers a J-1 Visa waiver to foreign physicians who commit to serving for 3 years in an underserved area of Arkansas, allowing them to remain in the United States.
Geographic coverage: Arkansas
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Arkansas Department of Health
Arthur N. Rupe Foundation Caregiver Grants
Grants to California-based nonprofit organizations for projects designed to provide education, skills training, and/or respite for family, professional, and volunteer caregivers.
Geographic coverage: California
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Arthur N. Rupe Foundation
California AHEC Scholars Program
A multidisciplinary certificate program for certain health professions students in California that offers opportunities for hands-on training, experience in rural and underserved communities, and networking with other students and professionals.
Geographic coverage: California
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: California Area Health Education Center Program
Changing Talk: Online Training (CHATO) Research Study
Opportunity for nursing homes to participate in a research study testing the Changing Talk: Online Training (CHATO). The training focuses on the use of evidence-based, person-centered communication during interactions with older adults in nursing homes and other healthcare settings. Participants from rural areas are encouraged.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: University of Kansas Medical Center