Research and Project Grants

2018 Grant Programs

The application period is now closed.  

AzAHEC Community Engagement Research Grant Program

  • Deadline: February 19, 2018
  • Funding period: 18 months (earliest funding start: March 2018)
  • 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.

AzAHEC Research and Project Small Grant Program

  • Deadline: February 19, 2018
  • Funding period: One year (earliest funding start: March 2018)
  • 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.


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.