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Rural Health
Funding by Topic: Rural-urban differences

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

Improving the Reach and Quality of Cancer Care in Rural Populations (R01 Clinical Trial Required)
Grants for observational and intervention research projects designed to reduce the burden of cancer and improve the quality of cancer care in rural areas among low-income and/or underserved populations.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. territories
Letter of Intent (Optional): Dec 15, 2019
Application Deadline: Jan 15, 2020
Sponsors: National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Dementia Care: Home- and Community-Based Services (R21 and R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
Grants for research on the outcomes of care for persons with Alzheimer's disease and related dementia by identifying home- and community-based services used, as well as barriers to accessing care and unmet needs. Explaining geographic disparities, such as urban versus rural, in access to and quality of care is a suggested research topic.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. territories
Letter of Intent (Optional): Jan 3, 2020
Application Deadline: Feb 3, 2020
Sponsors: National Institute on Aging, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Addressing Suicide Research Gaps: Understanding Mortality Outcomes (R01)
Research grants to link data from healthcare system records to mortality data to get an accurate understanding of the risk factors for, and the burden of, suicide among individuals seen in structured healthcare settings. Priority is given to studies of suicide risk and mortality in health disparity populations, including racial/ethnic minorities, socioeconomically disadvantaged populations, underserved rural populations, and sexual/gender minorities.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Letter of Intent (Optional): Jan 10, 2020
Application Deadline: Feb 10, 2020
Sponsors: National Institute of Mental Health, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Leveraging Population-based Cancer Registry Data to Study Health Disparities (R01 and R21)
Grants for research projects that use the existing cancer registry infrastructure by augmenting data already collected with additional information needed to understand health disparities among people diagnosed with cancer.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Letter of Intent (Optional): Aug 8, 2020
Application Deadline: Sep 8, 2020
Sponsors: National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Systems for Action: Systems and Services Research to Build a Culture of Health Inactive
Grants to help to build the evidence base for a Culture of Health by testing new ways of connecting the country's fragmented medical, social, and public health systems. Studies conducted through this program will test innovative mechanisms for aligning delivery and financing systems for medical, social, and public health services, with a focus on health and health equity.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. Territories
Letter of Intent (Optional): Oct 4, 2019
Application Deadline: Nov 6, 2019
Sponsor: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Disability in Rural Communities Inactive
A single grant for a Rehabilitation Research and Training Center (RRTC) to conduct research, knowledge translation, training, dissemination, and technical assistance activities to improve outcomes among people with disabilities who live in rural areas, including those from racial and ethnic minority groups.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Feb 20, 2018
Sponsors: Administration for Community Living, National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services