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Archive for the ‘Scholarships and Grants’ Category

Fellowship Opportunity for Outreach and Health Communications: Tobacco Prevention and Control

Tuesday, April 16th, 2013

Applications are now being accepted for the Dr. Alma S. Adams Scholarship for Outreach and Health Communications to reduce tobacco use among priority populations.  Priority populations are those that are disproportionately targeted by the tobacco industry, or who often lack the tools and resources to combat smoking in their communities.  They include residents of low-income communities, U.S. racial/ethnic minorities (African American, Alaska Native, American Indian, Asian, Hispanic/Latino, Native Hawaiian, Pacific Islander), the Gay/Lesbian/Bi-sexual/Transgender community and other populations that have significantly higher than average smoking prevalence rates.

The scholarship, named for founding Legacy board member, Dr. Alma S. Adams will award two $5,000 scholarships to pursue undergraduate or graduate studies at an accredited institution of higher education in the United States. The awards will be granted on a competitive basis for the following: a) a record of commitment to community service on behalf of an underserved community, preferably related to tobacco prevention and/or control and b) the best use of the visual arts, media, creative writing or other creative endeavor to convey culturally appropriate health messages aimed at raising awareness of tobacco’s harmful impact.

The awards will be granted on a competitive bases to pursue undergraduate or graduate studies.

Award Amount: $5000
Application Deadline: April 30, 2013

More information about this scholarship is available online:

Funding Opportunity: Refugee Home-Based Childcare Microenterprise Development Project

Thursday, April 4th, 2013

The Office of Refugee Resettlement within the Administration for Children and Families is pleased to announce the availability of funds for Refugee Home-Based Child Care Microenterprise Development Projects.  These projects are aimed at assisting primarily refugee women in becoming economically self sufficient by providing home-based child care services.  Thus, recipients of grant awards through this announcement will teach refugee women about local, state, and federal child care laws, regulations and licensing requirements and about cultural norms concerning child care and child care development.  Also, they will assist refugee women in English language acquisition, advance educational attainment (GED) and improve economic opportunities through application of acquired job skills in a market where there is shortage of childcare providers.  Through this grant, mentors will help primarily refugee women establish agreements or contracts with State orr county child care offices so they may qualify for State/county childcare reimbursement as childcare providers.

Although the focus will be on refugee women, all services provided to refugee women under this project are available to refugee men who are able to benefit from these services.

Download the full Funding Opportunity Announcement and Application Kit here:

Funding Opportunity: Innovative Approaches to Improve Community Health

Tuesday, April 2nd, 2013

The Kresge Foundation supports promising new practices that serve vulnerable populations by advancing prevention, improving access and integrating primary community and clinical care.  The Foundation looks for efforts that foster connections between clinical health care and community health, integrating patient care with activities to recognize and “treat” the social and environmental factors that contribute to poor health.

More information about the Innovative Approach to Improve Community Health Grants can be found online:

Funding Opportunities

Thursday, March 28th, 2013

Helping Hands Grant Program

American Psychiatric Foundation – Provides grants to medical schools for mental health and substance use disorder projects that are created and managed by medical students, particularly in underserved minority communities.

Deadline: May 31, 2013

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Participation in the National Sexual Assault TeleNursing Center

Massachusetts Department of Public Health – Awards contracts to three demonstration sites to participate in the National Sexual Assault TeleNursing Center that will use telemedicine technology to provide access to Massachusetts Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner expert guidance and support in remote and underserved areas.

Deadline: May 1, 2013

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Fair Housing Initiatives Program (FHIP) Fair Housing Organization Initiative Continuing Development

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development – Provides funding to support the continued existence of fair housing organizations in building their capacity to enforce the prohibitions on discrimination set forth in the Fair Housing Act.

Deadline: April 22, 2013

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Health Professionals Loan Repayment and Forgiveness Programs

Tuesday, March 26th, 2013

Health Workforce Information Center – This website offers an overview and explanation of various loan repayment and forgiveness programs for health care professionals.

The National Health Service Corps (NHSC) is the largest organization involved in loan repayment programs. The Corps is a federal organization under the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). The purpose of the organization is to improve health care access for underserved and vulnerable populations. To do so, NHSC provides financial support, in the form of loan repayment assistance and scholarships, to health care professionals who are passionate about providing care in underserved areas and to vulnerable populations.

Programs that assist health professionals in relieving their education debt are known as loan repayment or loan forgiveness programs. These programs usually require certain obligations by the participating health professional, the most common of which is to serve in an area where there are not enough providers available for the population.

Visit the website here:

Funding Opportunities Roundup

Thursday, March 21st, 2013

Medicaid Leadership Institute

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation – A 12-month leadership development program for current Medicaid directors designed to cultivate the skills they need to transform their state Medicaid programs into national models for high-quality, cost-effective care and coverage expansions.

Deadline: April 30, 2013

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Collaborative Research Center for American Indian Health Pilot Grants Program

Sanford Research  – Funds pilot research projects focused on examining the social determinants of American Indian health with transdisciplinary teams.

Deadline: April 15, 2013

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USCA Rural Health Care Telecommunications Program

Universal Service Administrative Company – Provides discounts to rural health care providers to obtain internet and telecommunications access.

Deadline: Applications accepted on an ongoing basis

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The Nurse Corps Scholarship Program

HRSA - The purpose of the NURSE Corps Scholarship Program (NURSE Corps SP) is to provide scholarships to nursing students in exchange for a minimum 2  year full-time service commitment (or part-time equivalent), at an eligible health care facility with a critical shortage of nurses.

Deadline: May 2, 2013

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Advancing Eating Disorders Research through Dimensional Studies of Biology and Behavior (R01) Grant

HHS/National Institutes of Health – Seeks research studies that use dimensional constructs to integrate biology (e.g., brain circuit or physiological pathway) and behavior in the service of advancing the understanding of biological mechanisms and developmental trajectories of eating disorders.

Deadline: June 11, 2013

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Improving Health and Reducing Premature Mortality in People with Severe Mental Illness (R01) Grant. Grant

HHS/National Institutes of Health - This FOA will support R01 grants of up to five years for rigorous effectiveness testing of innovative services interventions designed to reduce the prevalence and magnitude of common modifiable health risk factors related to shortened lifespan in adults with severe mental illness (SMI), as well as in children and youth with serious emotional disturbances.

Deadline: November 7, 2013

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Harold Rogers Prescription Drug Monitoring Program FY 2013 Competitive Grant

DOJ/Office of Justice Programs – Seeking applications for funding under the Harold Rogers Prescription Drug Monitoring Program. This program furthers the Department’s mission by providing resources to plan, implement, and enhance prescription drug monitoring programs to prevent and reduce misuse and abuse of prescription drugs and to aid in investigations of pharmaceutical crime.

Deadline: May 2, 2013

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National Institutes of Health: Program Support Assistant Internship

Tuesday, March 19th, 2013

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Internship Program is for current students who are enrolled in high school, college, professional, technical, vocational, or trade school. It is intended to promote possible careers in the civil service to students and individuals accepted for enrollment in a qualifying educational program. The NIH Internship Program offers mentorship throughout the program, individual development planning, professional development, training activities and opportunities for career development.

Salary Range: $22,115 – $30,456

Application Deadline: March 27, 2013

More information about the NIH Internship program can be found online here:

Funding Opportunity: Substance Abuse Treatment for Racial/Ethnic Minority Women at High Risk for HIV/AIDS Grants

Tuesday, March 19th, 2013

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Center for Substance Abuse Treatment is accepting applications for Targeted Capacity Expansion: Substance Abuse Treatment for Racial/Ethnic Minority Women at High Risk for HIV/AIDS grants. The purpose of this program is to expand substance abuse treatment and HIV services for racial/ethnic minority women (ages 18 years and older) and their significant others, who have substance use or co-occurring substance use and mental disorders and are living with, or are at risk for, HIV/AIDS.

Application Deadline: May 14, 2013

Award Amount: $520,000 per year for up to 3 years

More information and the full funding announcement is available here:

Funding Opportunities Roundup

Thursday, March 7th, 2013

Carol M. White Physical Education Program

U.S. Department of Education  - Grants to operate school-based physical education programs, including after-school programs, for students in kindergarten through 12th grade.

Deadline: April 12, 2013

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Early Childhood Reading Grants

Target Foundation  – Grants for programs that foster a love of reading and encourage young children (pre-K-3) to read together with their families.

Deadline: April 30, 2013

More information:


NURSE Corps Scholarship Program

Bureau of Health Professions – Provides scholarships to nursing students in exchange for a two-year, full-time service commitment (or part-time equivalent), at an eligible health care facility with a critical shortage of nurses.

Deadline: May 2, 2013

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W.K. Kellogg Foundation Grants

W.K. Kellogg Foundation  – Supports programs that work in the areas of childhood education, healthy children, secure families, racial equity, and civic engagement.

Deadline: Applications accepted on an ongoing basis

More information:


Understanding and Promoting Health Literacy (R21)

National Institutes of Health  – Grants for research project related to health literacy and disparities.

Deadline: There are multiple deadline dates.

More information:


Medicare Incentive Payments in Health Professional Shortage Areas and Physician Scarcity Areas

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services  – Medicare bonus payments to physicians in geographic HPSAs and PSAs.

Deadline: Applications accepted on an ongoing basis

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Funding Opportunities Roundup

Thursday, February 28th, 2013

Federal Property Suitable as Facilities to Assist the Homeless

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development – Offers unutilized, underutilized, excess, or surplus federal properties for use to assist homeless persons.

Deadline: Applications accepted on an ongoing basis

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Inclusive Coordinated Transportation Partnership Project

Community Transportation Association of America  – Funding for organizations that are involved in the administration, delivery, or coordination of transportation, aging, and/or disability services to include seniors and individuals with disabilities in their planning processes.

Deadline: March 20, 2013

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AAMC Spencer Foreman Award for Outstanding Community Services

Association of American Medical Colleges  – An award recognizing medical programs that reach communities whose needs are not being met through the traditional health delivery system.

Deadline: May 3, 2013

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Rural Broadband Access Loan and Loan Guarantee Program

USDA Rural Utilities Service  – This program furnishes loans and loan guarantees to provide funds for the costs of construction, improvement, or acquisition of facilities and equipment needed to provide service at the broadband lending speed in eligible rural areas.

Deadline: Applications accepted on an ongoing basis

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Land O’Lakes Foundation Community Grants

Land O’Lakes Foundation – Offers grants organizations working in rural America in the areas of hunger, education, arts, and human services.

Deadline: Applications accepted on an ongoing basis.  Check website for subject deadlines

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Newman’s Own Award

Fisher House Foundation – Offers grants to organizations working to improve the quality of life for military members and their families.

Deadline: May 1, 2013

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Development and Translation of Medical Technologies to Reduce Health Disparities (SBIR) (R43/R44) Grant

HHS/National Institutes of Health – Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant applications from small business concerns that propose to develop and translate medical technologies aimed at reducing disparities in healthcare access and health outcomes. Appropriate medical technologies should be effective, affordable, culturally acceptable, and deliverable to those who need them

Deadline: January 7, 2014

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State Public Health Actions to Prevent and Control Diabetes, Heart Disease, Obesity and Associated Risk Factors and Promote School Health Grant

HHS/Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – outlines an approach to preventing and reducing the risk factors associated with childhood and adult obesity, diabetes, heart disease, and stroke; it also addresses management of these chronic diseases.

Deadline: Letter of Intent: March 19, 2013

Application: April 19, 2013

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Research on Alcohol and HIV/AIDS (R03) Grant

HHS/National Institutes of Health – is intended to appeal to a broad audience of alcohol and HIV/AIDS researchers, including alcohol researchers with no prior experience in HIV/AIDS research but with a keen appreciation for the relationship between problem drinking and HIV/AIDS and a strong interest in acquiring such experience; HIV/AIDS researchers with no prior alcohol research experience who realize the importance of more intensive alcohol interventions to improving clinical outcomes among HIV-infected individuals; and those with prior research experience in the area of co-occurring HIV/AIDS and alcohol and other substance abuse.

Deadline: May 7, 2016

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