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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.

Luce Indigenous Knowledge Fellowship
A fellowship for Native Americans engaged in meaningful work that benefits Indigenous people and communities in reservation and/or urban settings. The fellowship is open to both emerging and experienced leaders from a wide variety of fields, including but not limited to agriculture, food systems, youth leadership development, natural resource management, climate change, economic development, journalism, language and cultural revitalization, and traditional or contemporary arts.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Oct 22, 2020
Sponsors: First Nations Development Institute, The Henry Luce Foundation
NLM Information Resource Grants to Reduce Health Disparities (G08 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
Funding for projects that use computers, information technology, and health sciences libraries to bring health-related information to consumers and their healthcare providers. The program focus is on innovation and outreach in which information access can reduce health disparities and support underserved communities that bear a disproportionate burden of disease.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. territories
Letter of Intent (Optional): Sep 23, 2020
Application Deadline: Oct 23, 2020
Sponsors: National Institutes of Health, Office of Research on Women's Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, U.S. National Library of Medicine
Capacity Building Program for Non-Land Grant Colleges of Agriculture
Grants for Non-Land Grant Colleges of Agriculture to assist in maintaining and expanding their capacity to conduct education, research, and outreach/extension activities related to food, agriculture, natural resources, and human sciences.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Oct 28, 2020
Sponsors: National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture
Combating Opioid Overdose Through Community-Level Intervention
Grants for evidence-based, community-level programs that aim to reduce opioid-involved overdose. Projects must evaluate these community-based efforts to assess their efficacy in reducing opioid-involved overdose and other harms of opioid use, particularly in the regions of the United States with the highest rates of fatal and non-fatal opioid-involved overdoses.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. territories
Application Deadline: Nov 2, 2020
Sponsor: University of Baltimore Center for Drug Policy and Enforcement
Tobacco Control Policies to Promote Health Equity (R01 and R21 Clinical Trial Optional)
Funding for observational or intervention research focused on reducing disparities in tobacco use and secondhand smoke exposure. Populations of focus include older individuals, black Americans, Hispanics, people with low socioeconomic status, and people living outside metropolitan areas.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. Territories
Letter of Intent (Optional): Oct 12, 2020
Application Deadline: Nov 12, 2020
Sponsors: National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Addressing the Challenges of the Opioid Epidemic in Minority Health and Health Disparities Research in the U.S. (R01 and R21)
Funding for research focused on determining the mechanisms for the variation in the prevalence of opioid use disorder, and understanding and reducing disparities in opioid care in minority health and health disparity populations in the U.S.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. Territories
Letter of Intent (Optional): Oct 13, 2020
Application Deadline: Nov 13, 2020
Sponsors: National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Innovations to Advance Wisconsin's Health Workforce Grants
Grants for collaborations to develop innovative and sustainable programs, tools, and resources to advance Wisconsin's current and future health research, healthcare, and community health improvement workforce.
Geographic coverage: Wisconsin
Letter of Intent (Required): Nov 16, 2020
Application Deadline: Mar 15, 2021
Sponsor: Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin Endowment
Rural Health Research Dissemination Program
Funding to disseminate and promote Federal Office of Rural Health Policy funded rural health services research to diverse audiences, including decision makers and rural stakeholders at national, state, and community levels, with the goal of informing and raising awareness of key policy issues important to rural communities.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Nov 17, 2020
Sponsors: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy, Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
NIH Extramural Loan Repayment Program
Loan repayment assistance for researchers that are not employed by the NIH. Loan repayment awards are based on an applicant's potential to build and sustain a research career, not to support specific research.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. territories
Application Deadline: Nov 20, 2020
Sponsors: National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Digital Healthcare Interventions to Address the Secondary Health Effects Related to Social, Behavioral, and Economic Impact of COVID-19 (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)
Supports research to strengthen the healthcare response to COVID-19 and future public health emergencies. The main focus is the role and impact of digital health interventions to address access, delivery, and effectiveness of health assessments and interventions for secondary effects during and following the pandemic, particularly in populations who experience health disparities and vulnerable populations.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. territories
Application Deadline: Dec 2, 2020
Sponsors: National Institute of Mental Health, National Institute on Aging, National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, National Institute on Drug Abuse, National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services