Research and Project Grants

2017 Grant Programs

Applications are closed for the following grant programs:

AzAHEC Research and Project Small Grant Program

  • Deadline: January 19, 2017
  • Funding period: One year (earliest funding start: March 2017)
  • Available grants: Up to five projects will be funded in amounts up to $5,000.
  • Eligibility: University of Arizona graduate health sciences/health professions students, interns, residents, and faculty, as well as AzAHEC regional centers may apply. Projects should demonstrate interprofessional education or practice models and address community needs specific to one or more of the AzAHEC regional centers.

AzAHEC Interprofessional Project Grant Program

  • Deadline: January 19, 2017
  • Funding period: One year (earliest funding start: March 2017)
  • Available grants: Up to 10 projects will be funded in amounts up to $5,000.
  • Eligibility: Faculty and students of the University of Arizona may apply. A minimum of two different health professions must be represented on the team, and at least one team member must hold a faculty appointment within one of the four UAHS Colleges (Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy or Public Health). Collaboration with one or more of the five AzAHEC regional centers is required, and each team must demonstrate how they will work collaboratively to address an area of need related to social determinants of health identified by the communities served.

AzAHEC Research Grants Program

  • Deadline: January 19, 2017
  • Funding period: Six months (earliest funding start: March 2017)
  • Available grants: Up to five projects will be funded in amounts up to $10,000.
  • Eligibility: Full-time faculty at the University of Arizona may apply. Investigators-in-training, including residents, graduate students, post-doctoral scholars/fellows, and clinical fellows, are eligible to submit proposals as co-PIs. At least one co-PI must be a full-time faculty member. Projects must involve clinical or translational research. Preference will be given to projects that engage Arizona’s communities and emphasize interprofessional research team modalities.

AzAHEC Community Engagement Research Grant Program

  • Deadline: January 19, 2017
  • Funding period: 18 months (earliest funding start: March 2017)
  • Available grants: One project will be funded in an amount up to $50,000.
  • Eligibility: Basic scientists, clinical scientists, health services, and public health researchers may apply. The proposal must show evidence that community partners were involved in the identification of the research topic and development of the application. Collaboration with one or more of the five AzAHEC regional centers is required. Preference will be given to proposals that emphasize rural and/or medically underserved interprofessional research team modalities focusing on health disparities the Arizona/Mexico border and/or tribal communities.

 

Recently-Awarded Research and Project Grants

Since FY 2007, Arizona AHEC has supported innovative, interprofessional education and research through a competitive intramural grant program. Recently-awarded research and project grants include the following:

Many of these grants provide graduate health sciences students, medical interns, and residents with an opportunity to gain experience in rural and urban medically-underserved Arizona communities through research and/or scholarly projects. This fosters Arizona health sciences trainees' interest in rural and urban medically-underserved practice and other areas of unmet needs. Through interprofessional modalities and community engagement, grant programs also address community needs specific to Arizona’s populations.