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Funding by Topic: Health professions faculty

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

Nurse Faculty Loan Program (NFLP)
Funding for accredited schools of nursing to establish and/or operate a student loan fund. Grantees will loan money to students, and up to 85% of each loan may be forgiven upon completion of up to 4 years of full-time employment as a faculty member in an accredited school of nursing.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. territories
Application Deadline: Nov 28, 2018
Sponsors: Bureau of Health Workforce, Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
California Song-Brown Healthcare Workforce Training Program: Registered Nurse Education
Grants to support registered nurse training programs in California.
Geographic coverage: California
Application Deadline: Dec 7, 2018
Sponsor: California Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development
Minnesota Allied Health Care Faculty Loan Forgiveness Program
Loan repayment assistance for individuals studying to teach in allied healthcare or advanced nursing in Minnesota.
Geographic coverage: Minnesota
Application Deadline: Jan 3, 2019
Sponsor: Minnesota Department of Health - Office of Rural Health and Primary Care
Primary Care Training and Enhancement: Physician Assistant Program
Grants to increase the number of primary care physician assistants, particularly in rural and underserved settings, by supporting enhanced training for future and current primary care clinicians and educators and to promote primary care practice.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Jan 14, 2019
Sponsors: Bureau of Health Workforce, Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
NIDDK Education Program Grants (R25 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
Grants to support educational activities that complement and/or enhance the training of a workforce to meet the nation’s biomedical, behavioral and clinical research needs. Institutions are encouraged to diversify their student and faculty populations to enhance the participation of individuals from groups identified as underrepresented in the biomedical, clinical, behavioral and social sciences.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. territories
Application Deadline: Jan 25, 2019
Sponsors: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Geriatric Workforce Enhancement Program
Grants to establish and operate geriatric education centers that will work to equip the primary care workforce and develop a healthcare workforce that maximizes patient and family engagement and improves health outcomes for older adults by integrating geriatrics and primary care. Special emphasis is on providing the primary care workforce with the knowledge and skills to care for older adults and partnering with community-based organizations to address gaps in healthcare for older adults, promote age-friendly health systems and dementia-friendly communities, and address the social determinants of health.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Feb 6, 2019
Sponsors: Bureau of Health Workforce, Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
South Carolina Rural Dentist Loan Repayment Program
Loan repayment assistance for dentists who agree to practice in a Health Professional Shortage Area (HPSA) of South Carolina or serve as full-time faculty at the MUSC College of Dental Medicine.
Geographic coverage: South Carolina
Application Deadline: Feb 15, 2019
Sponsor: South Carolina Area Health Education Consortium
Oklahoma Dental Loan Repayment Program
Loan repayment assistance for dentists who agree to practice in a Dental Health Professional Shortage Area of Oklahoma.
Geographic coverage: Oklahoma
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Oklahoma State Department of Health
Rural PREP Travel Support
A travel support program for individuals presenting at regional/multi-state, national, and international meetings held within the United States with the primary purpose of disseminating rural health professions education research and scholarship.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: University of Washington
West Virginia Health Sciences Service Program Inactive
Loan repayment assistance for certain health professions students who are in the final year of study and who agree to practice in an underserved or rural area of West Virginia upon graduation.
Geographic coverage: West Virginia
Application Deadline: Oct 15, 2018
Sponsor: College Foundation of West Virginia