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Archive for the ‘Scholarships and Grants’ Category

STEP-UP Summer Research Program for American Indian/Alaska Native High School Students and Mentors

Tuesday, January 28th, 2014

The Short-Term Research Experience for Underrepresented Persons (STEP-UP) is a federally funded program managed and supported by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Disease (NIDDK). The overall goal of the NIDDK’s STEP-UP program is to build and sustain a biomedical, behavioral, clinical and social science research pipeline focused on NIDDK mission areas. The project aims to expose American Indian/Alaska Native current year junior and senior high school students to the science of diabetes, endocrinology, metabolism, nutrition and obesity through an 8-10 week summer research program.

Application Deadline: February 15, 2014

More information is available online:

National Health Service Corps Loan Repayment Program

Tuesday, January 28th, 2014

The National Health Service Corps opened their 2013 Loan Repayment Program application cycle. The program offers primary care medical, dental, mental and behavioral health providers the opportunity to have their student loans repaid while serving in communities with limited access to care. Urban Indian Health programs are noted as approved sites.
Application Deadline: March 20, 2014

More information is available online:

Circles of Care Mental Health and Wellness Grants

Tuesday, January 14th, 2014

The Substance Abuse and Mental health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Center for Mental health Services is accepting applications for Planning and Developing Infrastructure to Improve the Mental health and Wellness of Children, Youth and Families in American Indian/Alaska Natives (AI/AN) Communities grants.  The purpose of this program is to provide tribal and urban indian communities with tools and resources to plan and design a holistic, community-based, coordinated system of care approach to support mental health and wellness for children, youth and families.

Application deadline: March 7, 2014
Award amount: Up to $400,000 per year for up to 3 years

For more information and to apply for the grant visit the website:

National Prevention Partnership Awards

Wednesday, January 8th, 2014

Got an innovative for health information, health promotion or preventive health education?  The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has announced the availability of grants for community health programs. The Mobilization for Health: National Prevention Partnership Awards Programs,, is designed to establish a national effort to create a network of partnerships and resources to promote health and wellness, educate and train, and establish communication programs for all community populations, regardless of social and economic barriers and race and ethnicity. Both 1 year and 3 year awards are available. Successful applicants will be individual organizations that coordinate multiple partners in activity implementation.

Clinical and Health Research Health Disparities Summer Program

Wednesday, December 18th, 2013

The Michigan Institute for Clinical and Health Research (MICHR) is accepting applications for its Health Disparities Research Summer Immersion program. This is a paid intensive summer research experience for graduate students in all health sciences fields from across the country. It is a great opportunity for students to gain experience in the process of research as well as gain insight into topics in health disparities research. In addition, students will attend weekly seminars that explore health disparities questions and problems as well as scientific approaches, research methods, and career issues.

Application Deadline: February 4, 2014. The program includes monthly pay and travel to Ann Arbor. Find more information about the Health Disparities Summer Program here:

We R Native and Reconnecting the Circle eBook Cultural Values Contest for Native Youth

Tuesday, December 17th, 2013

We R Native and Reconnecting the Circle announce a joint eBook contest for Native American youth ages 13 to 24.  The eBook contest invites youth to think about their cultural values and express themselves using a medium of their choice – essay, photography, graphics, illustration, video, audio or a combination. Cultural values include respect, honesty, love, bravery, humility, truth and wisdom.

Find more information about the eBook Cultural Values Contest online:

Contest deadline: January 31, 2014

HIV Prevention Trials Network Scholars Program

Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013

The HIV Prevention Trials Network (HPTN) offers a scholarship program for early-career U.S. minority investigators.  The program seeks to increase opportunities for scientists from groups under-represented in HIV prevention research.  Investigators who have received their terminal degree (MD, PhD, etc) and want to work with a mentor scientist in the Network to complete a research project based upon an existing HPTN research study are encouraged to apply.

Deadline to Identify a Mentor: December 13, 2013
Application Deadline: January 15, 2014

Find more information about the HIV Prevention Trials Network Scholars Program online:

Healthy Native Babies Project Resource Stipend Application

Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013

The Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) is pleased to announce that resource stipends are available for organizations serving American Indian and Alaska Native communities to have customized materials with safe infant sleep messages printed by NICHD, utilizing the Healthy Native Babies Project Toolkit Disk.  The Toolkit Disk allows individuals to design culturally appropriate and regionally specific materials with phrases translated into Native languages as well as photographs of Native families taken across the country.  Recipients myst be from one of the following Indian Health Service Areas: Aberdeen, Alaska, Bemidji, Billings, or Portland.

Application Deadline: December 19, 2013

Contact Lauri Argo for the Stipend Application at (888) 996-9916 or

Visit the NICHD online to access the Healthy Native Babies Project and other resources:

Assistance to Firefighters Grant: Funding Available

Friday, November 8th, 2013

The Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG) program is designed to enhance the health and safety of public and firefighting personnel and to provide support for emergency responders regarding fire, medical, and all hazard events.

Funds may be used for:

  • Maintenance and sustainment for contracts, warranties, repair or replacement costs, upgrades, and user fees may be allowable.
  • Operations and safety activities such as:
    • Training
    • Equipment
    • Personal protective equipment (PPE)
    • Wellness and fitness programs
    • Modifications to facilities
  • Vehicle acquisition
  • Joint/regional interoperability projects

For additional grant information and eligibility requirements, visit

Indian Health Service Improving Care Program

Monday, November 4th, 2013

The Indian Health Service announces the opportunity to participate in the Improving Patient Care Program, Phase Five (IPC 5).  The Improving Patient Care Program is an IHS initiative to improve the prevention and management of chronic diseases by improving the quality of and access to care.  Participating IPC 5 sites will share ideas and best practices with each other, work toward Patient Centered Medical Home accreditation of their site, and gather data about how care is improved.

More information about the Improving Care Program is available online:

Application Deadline: November 12, 2013