Microresearch Funding Now Available
Applications accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis until all funds are awarded or March 1, whichever comes first. See details below.
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.
Preference will be given to research that is:
- Community engaged, including a commitment of in-kind community contributions
- Collaborative across health professions or institutions
- The Family Medicine Cafe is an informal meeting alive at google hangouts to chat about themes related to Family Medicine focusing in Rural Family Medicine. View the 16th Rural Family Medicine Café: Rural Research
- A microresearch effort led by individuals at Dalhousie University inHalifax, Canada, and Mbarara University of Science and Technology,Mbarara, Uganda http://www.microresearch.ca
- Associated article outlining the history and outcomes for the first five years: http://ac.els-cdn.com/S2210600614000161/1-s2.0-S2210600614000161-main.pdf?_tid=82eb216a-51da-11e7-961b-00000aab0f27&acdnat=1497538640_b45d4eb58f0e641e33dd75ae63b6534b
Rural PREP will fund approximately 8 awards. 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.
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.
We consider a residency or other training program “rural” if it meets any two federal definitions (See the web-based tool “Am I Rural?”; note that “Census 2010, Percent Rural” does not count for this purpose). If a resident is part of an urban “rurally focused” residency, then the project must be anchored in a rural place and meet the criteria “other health professionals training for primary care practice in a rural location.” In other words, something in the proposal must clearly indicate that the learner is training for primary care practice in a rural community, e.g, a study of the rural rotations that a learner’s training peers are experiencing, or an exploration of the community’s perceptions of learners in a rural community.Apply here