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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.

Hawaii Pacific Basin Rural Rotations and Pacific Experience
Placement and financial assistance for medical students and residents who would like to gain clinical experience in remote rural sites within the VA Pacific Islands Health Care System.
Geographic coverage: Hawaii
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Hawaii and Pacific Basin Area Health Education Centers
Hawaii Pre-Health Career Corps
A free year-round educational program for high school and college students in Hawaii who are interested in pursuing careers in health.
Geographic coverage: Hawaii
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Hawaii and Pacific Basin Area Health Education Centers
Illinois AHEC Scholars Program
A multidisciplinary certificate program for health professions students in Illinois that offers opportunities for hands-on training, experience in rural and underserved communities, and networking with other students and professionals.
Geographic coverage: Illinois
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Illinois Area Health Education Centers Network Program
Indian Health Service (IHS) Continuing Dental Education Courses
Helps IHS oral health professionals find and request Continuing Dental Education (CDE) courses and manage the CDE process.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsors: IHS Division of Oral Health, Indian Health Service
Indigenous Environmental Health Training Modules and Learning Community
Online, freely accessible training modules that describe why and how the Swinomish Tribal Community modified and implemented the CDC Building Resilience Against Climate Effects (BRACE) health assessment framework as part of the Climate Ready Tribes project designed to help tribes assess and adapt to climate change. Individuals may also sign up to participate in the climate and health learning community.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsors: National Indian Health Board, Oregon State University, Swinomish Indian Tribal Community
Kansas Project ECHO
Training for healthcare providers in Kansas that uses videoconferencing technology to connect virtual teams of interdisciplinary experts with healthcare providers.
Geographic coverage: Kansas
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: University of Kansas Medical Center
Kentucky Health for a Change Training Series
A capacity building training series consisting of webinars and in-person workshops designed to prepare nonprofit leaders across Kentucky for the work of advancing pressing health issues. Participants connect with a wide-range of leaders in the field and learn about best practices and proven models through this series.
Geographic coverage: Kentucky
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky
Louisiana Primary Care Rural Preceptorship Program
A hands-on experience designed to expose medical students to primary care medicine in rural and/or medically underserved areas of Louisiana.
Geographic coverage: Louisiana
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Central Louisiana Area Health Education Center
Maine Care for the Underserved Pathways AHEC Scholars Program
A multidisciplinary certificate and honors distinction program for health professions students in Maine that offers opportunities for hands-on training, experience in rural and underserved communities, and networking with other students and professionals.
Geographic coverage: Maine
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsors: Maine Area Health Education Center Network, University of New England Center for Excellence in Health Innovation
Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) Training and Mentoring/DATA 2000 Waiver
Training to provide medication-assisted treatment (MAT) for clinicians in high-need communities. Clinicians who complete the training may be priority applicants for some NHSC loan repayment programs, and qualified disciplines can become eligible for the Loan Repayment Program Continuation Contract MAT Award Enhancement.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. territories
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsors: Bureau of Health Workforce, Health Resources and Services Administration, National Health Service Corps, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services