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Rural Health
Funding by Topic: Hospice and palliative care

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

End-of-Life and Palliative Care Approaches to Advanced Signs and Symptoms (R01 and R21 Clinical Trial Optional)
Grants for research to examine the multi-dimensional foundations, experiences, and management of complex, advanced signs and symptoms at the end of life. Projects that include under-studied populations including NIH-designated health disparity, socioeconomically disadvantaged, rural and/or remote, and sexual and gender minority populations with advanced, serious illness at the end of life are specifically encouraged.
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
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
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
Daniels Fund Grants
Grants for nonprofit organizations in Colorado and Wyoming working in the areas of aging, drug and alcohol addiction, amateur sports, youth development, disabilities, homelessness, and education.
Geographic coverage: Colorado and Wyoming
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Daniels Fund
Project Talk Initiative Host Site Applications
Partnerships with community-based organization host sites to evaluate the impact of several approaches to promote advance care planning in underserved populations including those from ethnic and racial minority backgrounds, rural communities and low-income areas. Host sites will be provided tools and trained in facilitating community conversations.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsors: Hospice Foundation of America, National Institutes of Health, Penn State College of Medicine, University of Kentucky
Circle of Life Award: Celebrating Innovation in Palliative and End-of-Life Care Inactive
Award program that honors innovative programs and organizations that care for patients with serious or life-limiting illness and provide best practices and models for the field. Rural organizations have received the award in the past.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Aug 16, 2021
Sponsor: American Hospital Association
End-of-Life and Palliative Care Health Literacy: Improving Outcomes in Serious, Advanced Illness Inactive
Funding for research focused on the barriers to end-of-life and palliative care health literacy in diverse settings and populations. Research should result in strategies, interventions, and models of care to improve health literacy, with the goal of improving outcomes for individuals with serious, advanced illness and their families and caregivers. This program is featured in the Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences Selected List of Funding Opportunities Relevant to Rural Cancer Control.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. territories
Application Deadline: May 7, 2021
Sponsors: National Cancer Institute, National Institute of Nursing Research, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Hillman Emergent Innovation: Serious Illness and End of Life Program Inactive
Grants for early stage nursing-driven interventions that target serious illness and end of life needs faced by vulnerable populations, including economically disadvantaged, rural, and other populations that encounter barriers to accessing services.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Letter of Intent (Required): Mar 2, 2021
Application Deadline: May 11, 2021
Sponsor: Rita and Alex Hillman Foundation
Steele-Reese Foundation Idaho and Montana Grant Program Inactive
Grants to nonprofit organizations in Idaho and Montana working in the areas of rural health, human and social services, education, conservation and preservation, arts and humanities, and native communities.
Geographic coverage: Idaho, Montana
Letter of Intent (Required): Jan 29, 2021
Application Deadline: Apr 1, 2021
Sponsor: The Steele-Reese Foundation
Rural Physician Associate Program Inactive
A 9-month, community-based educational experience for third-year medical students at the University of Minnesota that allows them to live and train in rural communities across Minnesota and western Wisconsin.
Geographic coverage: Minnesota
Application Deadline: Nov 29, 2020
Sponsor: University of Minnesota