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Harold Amos Medical Faculty Development Program (AMFDP)

2018 Call for Applications

    Release Date: February 1, 2018 | Application Deadline: March 15, 2018, 3:00 p.m. ET

Latest Updates

Note: There is not an informational webinar for this year’s call for applications.  Browse FAQs for answers to common questions in the Key Materials section.

Purpose

The Harold Amos Medical Faculty Development Program (AMFDP) offers four-year postdoctoral research awards to increase the number of physicians, dentists, and nurses from historically disadvantaged backgrounds who are committed to:

  • developing careers and achieving senior rank in academic medicine, dentistry, or nursing;
  • fostering the development of succeeding classes of physicians, dentists, and nurses from historically disadvantaged backgrounds;
  • improving the health of underserved populations; and/or
  • working toward understanding and eliminating health disparities by achieving senior rank in academic medicine, dentistry, or nursing.

    Eligibility and Selection Criteria

    To be eligible for this award, applicants must be physicians, dentists, or nurses who:

    • are from historically disadvantaged backgrounds;[1]
    • are U.S. citizens, permanent residents at the time of application, or individuals granted Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (“DACA”) status by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services[2] (Changes in federal policy or law may necessitate that we consider adjustments in eligibility and grant terms.);
    • are completing or have completed their formal clinical training. (We will give preference to those who have recently completed their formal clinical training or—in the case of nurses—their research doctorate.); and
    • are not related by blood or marriage to any Officer[3] or Trustee of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, or be a descendant of its founder, Robert Wood Johnson.

    Federal, state, tribal and local government empoloyees who are not considered government officials[4] under Section 4946 of the Internal Revenue Code are elibile to apply.

    Physicians must be Board-eligible to apply for this program. A dental applicant must be a general dentist with a master’s degree or a PhD or have completed advanced dental education. Nurse applicants must be registered nurses with a research doctorate in nursing or a related discipline completed by the application deadline.

    Full eligibility criteria (including footnotes) are available in the CFA.

    Key Dates

    March 15, 2018 (3 p.m. ET)
    Deadline for receipt of completed online applications.March 16, 2018
    Deadline for postmark of hard copies of applications.

    July 11–13, 2018
    Applicant interviews with national advisory committee members in Chicago.

    December 2018
    Notification of awards.

    Total Awards

    RWJF will fund up to 10 four-year awards of up to $420,000 each in this grant cycle. Scholars will receive an annual stipend of up to $75,000 each, complemented by a $30,000 annual grant to support research activities. As detailed on page 6 in the Call for Applications, additional awards are available through partnerships with the American Society of Hematology, the American Society of Nephrology, and the American Heart Association.

Rural Health Network Development Planning Program Applications are due February 28th

The Federal Office of Rural Health Policy is pleased to announce the release of the notice of funding opportunity (NOFO) HRSA-18-034 for Rural Health Network Development Planning Program (Network Planning Program). ). The purpose of this program is to promote the planning and development of healthcare networks in order to: (i) achieve efficiencies; (ii) expand access to, coordinate, and improve the quality of essential health care services; and (iii) strengthen the rural health care system as a whole. Approximately $2 million will be awarded annually for up to 20 awardees during Fiscal Year 2018 project period.  Applications are due February 23, 2018.

The intent of the Network Planning program is to allow applicants the flexibility to determine their unique community needs and focus area(s), based on historical health care context, expertise, and relevant data sources in the community. Past Network Planning projects have had an array of project focus areas including (but not limited to): Care Coordination among Network Partners; Patient Engagement; Data Analytics/Health Information Technology; Rural Hospital Closure/ Conversion; Telehealth. Furthermore, the program creates an opportunity to address the clinical priorities of mental health, substance abuse, and childhood obesity.

If you have any questions about the program or have opportunities for FORHP to present information regarding this funding opportunity, please contact Sara Afayee: Safayee@hrsa.gov or 301-945-4169.

Microresearch Funding Is Now Available!

What is Microresearch?

Microsearch is a community-based research approach that supports, with small “seed grant” funding, locally generated and implemented projects leading to local solutions to problems in underserved communities, resulting in big impact.

Rural PREP’s Microresearch Approach

Rural PREP is providing multiple awards of up to $4,000 each to encourage research by learners in rural health professions education and training about:

  • Rural primary care
  • Rural population health
  • Rural health workforce education and training

A faculty mentor will be assigned by Rural PREP or approved as requested by the student.

Who is eligible to apply?

Current students in a medical school or a nurse practitioner or physician assistant program, residents in a rural physician residency program, or other health professionals training for primary care practice in a rural location.

Deadlines

We will begin reviewing the first group of applications after January 12. If funding remains after the first review, we will fund additional applicants through March 1 on a rolling basis until all funds are expended.

Learn More

 

 

Rural Health Network Development Planning Program

Up to 20 rural public and nonprofit entities forming a consortium of three or more organizations will be awarded total funding of $2 million to assist in the planning and development of an integrated health care network at the local level.  By emphasizing the role of networks, the program creates a platform for medical care providers, social service providers, and community organizations to coalesce key elements of a rural health care delivery system for the purpose of improving local capacity and coordination of care.  Previous Network Planning grantees have focused on behavioral health, care coordination, infrastructure, health information technology, and health education.  If you have any questions about the program, please contact Sara Afayee: SAfayee@hrsa.gov.

Apply Before February 23, 2018

Nurse Education, Practice, Quality and Retention (NEPQR), Registered Nurses in Primary Care (RNPC) Training Program

NOTICE OF FUNDING OPPORTUNITY

Apply for this grant on grants.gov

Applications due January 29, 2018

The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Bureau of Health Workforce, Division of Nursing and Public Health is accepting applications for the fiscal year (FY) 2018 Nursing Education, Practice, Quality and Retention (NEPQR) – Registered Nurses in Primary Care (RNPC) Training Program. 

The RNPC program aims to achieve a sustainable primary care nursing workforce equipped with the competencies necessary to address pressing national public health issues, even the distribution of the nursing workforce, improve access to care and improve population health outcomes by strengthening the capacity for basic nurse education and practice and addressing national nursing needs under three priority areas: education, practice and retention.

HRSA has drafted this NOFO with a global approach to ensure all practice priority areas in Sections 831 and 831A of the Public Health Service (PHS) Act are incorporated. The purpose of this four-year training program is to recruit and train nursing students and current registered nurses to practice at the full scope of their license in community-based primary care teams. 

The FY 2018 President’s Budget does not request funding for this program. This notice is a contingency action taken to ensure that, should funds become available for this purpose, applications can be processed, and funds awarded in a timely manner. Applicants should note that this program may be cancelled prior to award recommendations.

Second Stage grant applications ($5 – $15K) online now!

IdealShape

We’re excited to tell you that Try This Second Stage grant applications are now available online.

For the second year, Try This is offering funding for larger projects created by West Virginians who have already created successful minigrant projects.  Second Stage grants are for projects with budgets between $5,000 and $15,000.  The deadline is December 4 at midnight, so you have 2 1/2 months to get a  team together and talk with us about your application if you decide to go for it.

There will be an online Webinar with Stephen Smith on October 10 at 2 pm.  You’ll have a chance to ask questions then, and we’ll post the Webinar online afterward.  To register for the Webinar, go to http://kaylahinkley.enterthemeeting.com/m/CPVND2U4.

For these grants, you’ll be asked include an economic development impact statement.  We all know that healthier communities = economic development. Economic development includes most of what Try This promotes: creation of a healthier workforce and making a community more appealing for tourism and businesses, as well as actual job creation or income opportunities.

This will be a highly competitive process, so if you’re interested, now’s the time to get started. We’ll be glad to talk/brainstorm with you about your idea after you absorb all the info about the application process. In fact, you are required to have at least one such conversation. When you’re ready to have a conversation, please email Kristen O’Sullivan at kristen@ourfuturewv.org, and we’ll schedule it.