Who is eligible to apply?
Current students in a U.S. medical school or a nurse practitioner or physician assistant program, residents in a U.S. rural residency program, or other health professionals training for primary care practice in a U.S. 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 criterion “other health professionals training for primary care practice in a rural location.” In other words, 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.
The application will be available May-June 2019, with awards made in July for the July 2019-June 2020 academic year.