Leadership Education in Adolescent Health (LEAH)

Funding Agency:
Health Resources and Services Administration

The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB) is accepting applications for the fiscal year (FY) 2017 Leadership Education in Adolescent Health (LEAH) Program. The purpose of this program is to prepare maternal and child health leaders in adolescent and young adult health within at least five (5) core health disciplines, including medicine, nursing, nutrition, psychology, and social work by providing interdisciplinary leadership training to health professionals at the graduate and postgraduate levels.

Multiple applications from an organization are not allowable.

  • Duke Internal Deadline: October 17, 2016
  • Sponsor Deadline: November 10, 2016

Agency Website

Eligibility Requirements

As cited in 42 CFR § 51a.3(b), only public or non-profit private institutions of higher learning may apply for training grants. An “institution of higher learning" is defined as any college or university accredited by a regionalized body or bodies approved for such purpose by the Secretary of Education, and any teaching hospital which has higher learning among its purposes and functions and which has a formal affiliation with an accredited school of medicine and a full-time academic medical staff holding faculty status in such school of medicine.

Amount Description

Approximately $3,065,600 is expected to be available annually to fund up to seven (7) recipients. You may apply for a ceiling amount of up to $437,942 per year. The actual amount available will not be determined until enactment of the final FY 2017 federal budget. This program announcement is subject to the appropriation of funds, and is a contingency action taken to ensure that, should funds become available for this purpose, applications can be processed, and funds can be awarded in a timely manner. The project period is July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2022 (five (5) years). 

Funding Type





Curriculum Development
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

Applicants will need to submit internal materials through My Research Proposal.(Code ILN) https://www.grantinterface.com/Common/LogOn.aspx?eqs=ApVvmgXCk2Uj7AzWyDEJKQ2

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

October 17, 2016

External Deadline

November 10, 2016