Health Workforce Research Center Cooperative Agreement Program

Funding Agency:
Health Resources and Services Administration

The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) is accepting applications for the fiscal year (FY) 2018 Health Workforce Research Center Cooperative Agreement Program. The purpose of this program is to support and disseminate rigorous research that strengthens evidence-based policy and enhances understanding of issues and trends in the health workforce. HRSA anticipates that two (2) Health Workforce Research Centers (HWRCs) will be funded under this notice:

• One (1) HWRC will focus on health equity in health workforce education and training. HRSA expects that this HWRC will be funded solely by HRSA.

• One (1) HWRC will focus on the behavioral health workforce. HRSA expects that this HWRC will be funded through a partnership between the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and HRSA.

NOTE: Multiple applications from an organization applying as the primary applicant are not allowable.

Deadlines:

  • Duke Internal Deadline: Feb. 26, 2018
  • Sponsor Deadline: Apr. 12, 2018

HRSA 18-028

Agency Website

Eligibility Requirements

An eligible applicant for the HWRC Cooperative Agreement Program is a State, a State workforce investment board, a public health or health professions school, an academic health center, or an appropriate public or private nonprofit entity. Faith-based and community-based organizations, Tribes, and tribal organizations may apply for these funds, if otherwise eligible. Foreign entities are not eligible for this award. 

Multiple applications from an organization are allowable under two conditions.

First, for a selected HWRC topic area (from Section I.1 of this notice), you can submit only one application per campus. A campus is defined as a division of a university that has the same name yet is separate with its own grounds, buildings (e.g., school of nursing) and faculty; a single department or agency of a state or local government; or other separate legal entity. For example, the University of ABC – Springfield and the University of ABC – Goldboro can each submit an application for the same HWRC topic area under this program. 

Second, you can submit only one application per campus for each of the two HWRC topic areas identified in Section I.1. For example, the University of ABC – Springfield can submit one application for the Health Equity in Health Workforce Education and Training topic area AND one application for the Behavioral Health Workforce topic area. Alternatively, the University of ABC – Springfield can submit one application for the Health Equity in Health Workforce Education and Training topic area, and the University of ABC – Goldboro can submit one application for the Behavioral Health Workforce topic area. 

Amount

$3,600,000

Amount Description

Health Equity in Health Workforce Education and Training: Up to $450,000 per year

Behavioral Health Workforce: Up to $900,000 per year

The project period is September 1, 2018 through August 31, 2022 (4 years).

Funding Type

Grant

Eligibility

Faculty

Category

Curriculum Development
Medical
Medical - Basic Science
Medical - Clinical Science
Social Sciences

Internal Nomination

Owing to the sponsor's restriction on the number of applications that may be submitted from Duke, anyone wishing to pursue nomination should submit the following materials as one PDF.

* A letter of support from dean or chair - 1 to 1.5 pages
* Project summary - 2 to 4 pages
* CV or Biosketch of project leader

Please submit internal materials through My Research Proposal. (Code ILN)  https://www.grantinterface.com/Common/LogOn.aspx?eqs=ApVvmgXCk2Uj7AzWyDE...

Instructions for setting up your account and uploading internal applications can be found here: https://ors.duke.edu/sites/default/files/Applicant Instructions_FINAL.pdf

Internal Deadline

February 26, 2018

External Deadline

April 12, 2018