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Rural Health
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 Corps Loan Repayment Program
Loan repayment assistance for registered nurses, nurse practitioners, advanced practice nurses, and nursing school faculty who agree to work at a Critical Shortage Facility or an eligible school of nursing.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Jan 27, 2022
Sponsors: Bureau of Health Workforce, Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Grants to States to Support Oral Health Workforce Activities
Offers funding to states to develop and implement programs that address the dental workforce needs of designated Dental Health Professional Shortage Areas.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Jan 31, 2022
Sponsors: Bureau of Health Workforce, Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Dental Clinician Educator Career Development Program
Grants to strengthen the primary care workforce by supporting the academic career development of faculty who teach primary care dentistry or focus their teaching on the integration of oral health in family medicine, general internal medicine, or general pediatrics. Training for rural practices and addressing social determinants of health are two of the program's focus areas.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Feb 14, 2022
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, 2022
Sponsor: South Carolina Area Health Education Consortium
Dental Faculty Loan Repayment Program
Funding to establish a dental faculty loan repayment program with a priority for faculty within the disciplines of general dentistry, pediatric dentistry, public health dentistry, and dental hygiene. Additional preference will be given to applicants providing loan repayment to pediatric dentistry faculty supervising dental students or residents and providing clinical services in dental clinics located in dental schools, hospitals, and community-based affiliated sites. Applicants are also encouraged to consider individual loan repayment recipients from rural and disadvantaged background and from underrepresented minorities.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. territories
Application Deadline: Mar 22, 2022
Sponsors: Bureau of Health Workforce, Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Oklahoma Dental Loan Repayment Program
Loan repayment assistance for dentists who agree to practice in a Dental Health Professional Shortage Area of Oklahoma or teach at the University of Oklahoma College of Dentistry if applicable faculty positions are available.
Geographic coverage: Oklahoma
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Oklahoma State Department of Health
Nurse Faculty Loan Program (NFLP) Inactive
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: Jan 13, 2022
Sponsors: Bureau of Health Workforce, Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Minnesota Allied Health Care Faculty Loan Forgiveness Program Inactive
Loan repayment assistance for individuals studying to teach in allied healthcare or advanced nursing in Minnesota.
Geographic coverage: Minnesota
Application Deadline: Jan 7, 2022
Sponsor: Minnesota Department of Health - Office of Rural Health and Primary Care
Primary Care Training and Enhancement: Physician Assistant Rural Training Program Inactive
Grants to increase the number of primary care physician assistants in rural and underserved settings by implementing longitudinal clinical rotations in primary care and supporting the training and development of preceptors in rural areas.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Dec 9, 2021
Sponsors: Bureau of Health Workforce, Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Sigma/Jonas Philanthropies Collaborative Research Grant Inactive
Grants for nursing research designed to improve healthcare for the most vulnerable citizens in the United States. Proposals for pilot and developmental research will be accepted. Grants will be given in the areas of environmental health, mental health, rural health, veterans healthcare, and visual health.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Dec 1, 2021
Sponsors: Jonas Philanthropies, Sigma Foundation for Nursing