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Rural Health
Funding by Type: Educational Opportunities and Fellowships

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

American Connection Corps Fellowship Inactive
A 2-year fellowship program that trains and mobilizes leaders to return to their rural and under-resourced communities to coordinate broadband development and digital inclusion.
Geographic coverage: Available in 12 states.
Application Deadline: Jun 15, 2021
Sponsors: Heartland Forward, Land O'Lakes, Inc., Lead for America
ASTHO Public Health Equity Corps Inactive
A paid 2-year fellowship that places fellows with state public health agencies to help build healthy and resilient communities with a particular immediate focus on equitable COVID-19 vaccine distribution. Specific vulnerable populations of interest include racial and ethnic minority communities, rural communities, people with disabilities, and people who are unsheltered or experiencing homelessness.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Jun 15, 2021
Sponsor: Lead for America
Political Determinants of Health Learning Laboratory Program Inactive
Training and grant funding for leaders to enhance their skills in policy and health equity and to implement projects in their respective communities. The program is actively recruiting leaders from rural areas.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Jun 15, 2021
Sponsor: Morehouse School of Medicine
Native Graduate Health Fellowship Inactive
Fellowships for American Indian and Alaska Native students pursuing graduate or professional degrees in health-related fields, with a focus on tribal health policy and practices to address Native health disparities.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Jun 11, 2021
Sponsor: National Congress of American Indians
National Institute for Program Director Development Rural Fellows Scholarship Inactive
Scholarships for directors, site directors, and faculty of currently accredited or developing rural residency programs to attend the National Institute for Program Director Development. The Institute, which meets in 3 sessions, is designed to enhance knowledge, attitudes, and skills to help participants become more effective residency program directors.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Jun 6, 2021
Sponsor: RTT Collaborative
NOSORH Rural Health Data Institute Inactive
An 8-part, web-based training for individuals who work with rural health data.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Jun 4, 2021
Sponsor: National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health
Indigenous Communities Fellowship Inactive
Fellowships for Native individuals who propose innovative solutions to address barriers and issues that are experienced by indigenous communities. The primary question fellows are asked to solve is, "How can Native innovators in the U.S. use traditional knowledge and technology to drive social, environmental, and economic impact in their communities?"
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Jun 1, 2021
Sponsor: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Minnesota International Medical Graduates Residency Preparation Program – BRIIDGE Inactive
A 9-month residency preparatory program for international medical graduates in Minnesota. Training consists of inpatient, outpatient, community, and classroom components designed to optimally prepare participants to succeed in residency programs.
Geographic coverage: Minnesota
Application Deadline: Jun 1, 2021
Sponsors: Minnesota Department of Health - Office of Rural Health and Primary Care, University of Minnesota
West Virginia Summer Academy Inactive
A virtual training from Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine for undergraduate students in West Virginia who aspire to become physicians and want to prepare for medical school.
Geographic coverage: West Virginia
Application Deadline: Jun 1, 2021
Sponsors: Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, Robert C. Byrd Center for Rural Health
Wy'east Post-Baccalaureate Pathway Program Inactive
A 10-month educational program in Portland, Oregon for American Indian and Alaska native post-baccalaureate students who were not accepted to medical school or did not get a qualifying MCAT score. Upon successful completion of the program, participants can gain guaranteed or conditional acceptance into Oregon Health and Science University, Washington State University, and/or University of California Davis Schools of Medicine.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: May 15, 2021
Sponsor: Northeast Native American Center of Excellence