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Rural Health
Funding by Topic: Research methods and resources

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

Clinical and Translational Science Award (UM1 Clinical Trial Optional)
Funding for Clinical and Translational Program Hubs that are expected to develop, demonstrate, and then disseminate solutions to barriers that limit the efficiency and effectiveness of clinical and translational science research. A major interest of the program is improving rural health outcomes and eliminating health disparities.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. territories
Letter of Intent (Optional): Dec 26, 2021
Application Deadline: Jan 26, 2022
Sponsors: National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Foundation Student Award Program
Funding for doctoral and medical students at Michigan universities who research healthcare topics, including demonstration and evaluation projects and pilot programs that are aimed at improving healthcare within the state.
Geographic coverage: Michigan
Application Deadline: Jan 29, 2022
Sponsor: Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Foundation
Wisconsin Community Health Internship Program (CHIP)
A summer internship for college students in Wisconsin. The internship provides hands-on opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students, as well as assistance to local health departments.
Geographic coverage: Wisconsin
Application Deadline: Jan 31, 2022
Sponsor: Wisconsin Area Health Education Center System
Emergency Medicine Foundation Health Disparities Research Grant
Grants for research to improve healthcare access, delivery, utilization, quality, and outcomes of those affected by health disparities. Proposals are encouraged to propose or lay the groundwork for emergency department-based interventions that produce actionable evidence and/or reproducible findings to improve health outcomes for disparities groups.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Feb 4, 2022
Sponsor: Emergency Medicine Foundation
Minnesota Health Disparities Pilot Grants
Grants to encourage community-initiated research and foster sustainable long-term collaboration between community-based organizations and academic researchers on research projects focused on reducing and eliminating health disparities in Minnesota.
Geographic coverage: Minnesota
Letter of Intent (Required): Feb 4, 2022
Application Deadline: Apr 15, 2022
Sponsor: University of Minnesota
Research Grants to Prevent Firearm-Related Violence and Injuries (R01)
Grants for research to understand and prevent firearm-related injuries, deaths, and crime, including firearm suicide and self-harm in rural areas.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. territories
Letter of Intent (Optional): Dec 8, 2021
Application Deadline: Feb 4, 2022
Sponsors: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) Funding: Broad Pragmatic Studies
Funding for patient-centered comparative clinical effectiveness research in the areas of addressing disparities; assessment of prevention, diagnosis, and treatment options; communication and dissemination research; and improving healthcare systems. Special areas of emphasis for the 2022 cycle include 1) addressing racism, discrimination, and bias in healthcare systems and care delivery and 2) health system–level interventions to improve healthcare worker well-being and reduce burnout.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Letter of Intent (Required): Feb 8, 2022
Application Deadline: May 3, 2022
Sponsor: Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute
North Carolina Promoting Equitable Health Outcomes by Addressing Social Drivers of Poor Health
Funding and technical support for planning or implementing a systems change effort that addresses a social determinant of health and aims to reduce racial or ethnic disparities in health outcomes in North Carolina, particularly in rural areas.
Geographic coverage: North Carolina
Application Deadline: Feb 9, 2022
Sponsor: Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust
Tobacco Regulatory Science (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)
Grants to support biomedical and behavioral research that will provide scientific data to inform regulation of tobacco products to protect public health. Projects may focus on one or more classes of tobacco products and on one or more vulnerable populations.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Letter of Intent (Optional): Dec 15, 2021
Application Deadline: Feb 15, 2022
Sponsors: National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, U.S. Food and Drug Administration
Rigorous Evaluation of Community-Level Substance Use and Overdose Prevention Frameworks that Incorporate ACEs-Related Prevention Strategies
Funding for evaluation of community-based prevention approaches to mitigate the harms of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), prevent future ACEs, and prevent substance use and overdose. Priority will be given to projects that consider the impacts of social determinants of health and populations that have been disproportionately impacted by ACEs and/or substance use and overdose.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. Territories
Letter of Intent (Optional): Jan 7, 2022
Application Deadline: Feb 22, 2022
Sponsors: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services