HRSA Rural Residency Planning and Development Program

Sponsor Deadline: 

Mar 4, 2019

Internal Deadline: 

Feb 4, 2019


Health Resources and Services Admin

UI Contact: 

HRSA Rural Residency Planning and Development Program
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Limited to one per institution. 
HRSA solicitations generally limit the number of applications that may go forward in response to a specific solicitation.  Please email a one-page abstract about your proposal to  in the Office of the Vice President for Research and Economic Development with a cc to the Division of Sponsored Programs  as soon as possible, but at least 30 days in advance of the deadline.  If we receive multiple abstracts in response to a given solicitation, a review will be conducted to select the applicant to submit on behalf of the University of Iowa.  Application materials are due in DSP at least 5 business days prior to the deadline.

The purpose of this grant program is to develop new rural residency programs or Rural Training Tracks (RTT) in family medicine, internal medicine, and psychiatry, to support expansion of the physician workforce in rural areas. The new rural residency programs or RTTs are intended to be sustainable through separate public or private funding beyond the RRPD grant period of performance. Rural residency programs are allopathic and osteopathic physician residency training programs that primarily train in rural communities, place residents in rural locations for greater than 50 percent of their training, and focus on producing physicians who will practice in rural communities. A common model is the RTT, where the first year of training occurs within a larger program in an urban academic medical center and the final two years occur in a rural facility