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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.

Western Professional Student Exchange Program
Program that allows students in specific western states and territories to enroll in selected out-of-state professional healthcare programs and pay reduced tuition.
Geographic coverage: 15 Western states, as well as U.S. Pacific Territories and Freely Associated States
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education
WWAMI AHEC Scholars Program
A multidisciplinary certificate program for health professions students that offers opportunities for hands-on training, experience in rural and underserved communities, and networking with other students and professionals. The WWAMI Area Health Education Center Network serves Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana, and Idaho.
Geographic coverage: Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Washington, Wyoming
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: WWAMI Area Health Education Center Network
Zero Suicide Academy
A 2-day training for senior leaders of healthcare and behavioral healthcare organizations that seek to dramatically reduce suicides among patients in their care.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsors: Education Development Center, Inc., National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Change Leadership Programs Inactive
Change leadership programs, designed by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to extend the influence and impact of leaders working to build a Culture of Health.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: May 5, 2021
Sponsor: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
National Indian Health Board Infectious Disease Learning Community Inactive
Funding and technical assistance to develop a learning community designed to build Tribal public health capacity to prevent and control infectious disease outbreaks.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: May 3, 2021
Sponsors: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Indian Health Board
EPA Alaska Tribal Public and Environmental Health Impacts Fellowship Inactive
A research opportunity with the Environmental Protection Agency to assess health risks and inform rural Alaskan Tribes about contaminant movement and potential human exposure related to disposal sites.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Apr 30, 2021
Sponsors: Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
California MAT Access Points Project Learning Community: Tribal and Urban Indian Medications for Addiction Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder and Psychoactive Stimulant Use Disorder Inactive
Learning community for tribal and urban Indian health programs in California to develop, operate, enhance, and sustain Medications for Addiction Treatment and/or stimulant treatment services. Focus will be on the healing role of culture in engagement, treatment, and recovery.
Geographic coverage: California
Application Deadline: Apr 19, 2021
Sponsors: California Department of Health Care Services, The Center at Sierra Health Foundation
Mississippi Rural Medical and Science Scholars Program Inactive
A 4-week summer program to expose Mississippi high school students to the day-to-day practice of medicine and sciences in rural areas and the academic requirements necessary to become a physician or other healthcare professional.
Geographic coverage: Mississippi
Application Deadline: Mar 31, 2021
Sponsor: Mississippi State University Extension Service
Osteopathic Health Policy Fellowship Inactive
A year-long leadership training program for osteopathic physicians and other associated health professionals who would like to learn about and implement health policy at local, state, and national levels. Rural health and other related topics are policy areas that will be studied.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Mar 31, 2021
Sponsor: American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine
Wisconsin Express Inactive
A week-long program designed to give health professions students in Wisconsin the opportunity to explore healthcare delivery in medically underserved areas and learn from students in other disciplines.
Geographic coverage: Wisconsin
Application Deadline: Mar 15, 2021
Sponsor: Wisconsin Area Health Education Center System