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Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Policy Fellows
Deadline: Nov. 14 at 3 p.m. EST
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Policy Fellows program provides the nation’s most comprehensive fellowship experience at the nexus of health science, policy and politics in Washington, D.C. It is an outstanding opportunity for exceptional midcareer health professionals and behavioral and social scientists with an interest in health and health care policy. Fellows participate in the policy process at the federal level and use that leadership experience to improve health, health care and health policy. For more information,
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AHRQ Exploratory and Developmental Grant to Improve Health Care Quality through HIT
Deadline: Nov. 16
This AHRQ funding announcement is to support short-term preparatory, pilot or feasibility studies that will inform larger scale real world health information technology (HIT) implementation and use or the conduct of more comprehensive HIT implementation research. For more information, click here.

AHRQ Small Research Grant to Improve Health Care Quality through HIT
Deadline: Nov. 16
The purpose of this funding opportunity is to support a wide variety of research designs in order to improve the quality, safety, effectiveness, and efficiency of health care through the implementation and use of HIT. These designs include: small pilot and feasibility or self-contained HIT research projects; secondary data analysis of HIT research; and economic (prospective or retrospective) analyses of HIT implementation and use. For more information, click here.

HRSA Preventive Medicine and Public Health Training Grant
Deadline: Nov. 28
The purpose of the Preventive Medicine and Public Health Training Grant Program is to increase the number of preventive medicine physicians and promote greater access to population-based healthcare. The funding may be used to support resident costs, infrastructure and faculty development activities. At least 75 percent of the funds must be used for trainee support, such as tuition for the master's degree in public health or other master's degree related to the preventive medicine specialty, fees, travel, and stipends (reasonable living expenses). For more information, click here.

HRSA Social and Behavioral Interventions to Increase Solid Organ Donation Grant
Deadline: Nov. 30
The overall goal of this grant program is to: 1) reduce the gap between the demand for organ transplants and the supply of organs from deceased donors by identifying successful strategies that can serve as model interventions to increase deceased organ donation and, 2) increase the knowledge of options available through living donation among patients who may need transplants and/or individuals considering serving as a living donor. Accordingly, this program will support sound applied research efforts to test the effectiveness of strategies that target any of the three program objectives listed below. The first two objectives pertain to deceased donation; the third relates to living donation. The specific objectives of this grant program are to increase, and improve understanding of how to increase: 1) individual commitment to be a deceased organ donor and documentation of that commitment; 2) consent of family (or others authorized to consent) for organ donation for a deceased relative; 3) the knowledge of the process, risks, advantages and disadvantages of deceased and living donation among patients who may need an organ and/or individuals considering serving as a living donor. For more information, click here.

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Nurse Faculty Scholars
Deadline: Feb. 12, 2013 at 3:00 p.m. EST
The goal of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Nurse Faculty Scholars (NFS) program is to develop the next generation of national leaders in academic nursing through career development awards for outstanding junior nursing faculty. The program aims to strengthen the academic productivity and overall excellence of nursing schools by providing mentorship, leadership training, and salary and research support to young faculty. Up to 12 awards of up to $350,000 each over three years will be available in this round of funding. For more information, click here.

University of Arizona Graduate Certificate Program in MCH Epidemiology Scholarship
Deadline: Mar. 1, 2013
The Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health is offering 10-15 scholarships to MCH professionals working with American Indian and underserved communities nationally. These scholarships valued at $11,685 each, will be awarded for the year 2013/14. The University of Arizona’s Graduate Certificate in Maternal & Child Health (MCH) Epidemiology is offered entirely online with no requirements for travel. The deadline to apply for applications to the program is Mar. 1, 2013. For more information and to apply, click here.

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Executive Nurses Fellows
Deadline: Jan. 15, 2014 at 3 p.m. EST
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Executive Nurse Fellows program is a three-year advanced leadership program for nurses who aspire to lead and shape health care locally and nationally. Fellows strengthen and improve their leadership abilities related to improving health and health care. Awards are open to registered nurses who hold senior leadership positions in health services, scientific and academic organizations, public health and community-based organizations or systems, or national professional, governmental and policy organizations. For more information, click here.

CMS Cooperative Agreement to Support Establishment of Health Insurance Exchanges
Deadline: Oct. 15, 2014
Through this cooperative agreement, CMS will provide states, the District of Columbia, and consortia of states, with financial assistance for the establishment of exchanges. These awards will provide funds for the state to complete activities for achieving approval in accordance with Section 1321 of the Affordable Care Act and the requirements as established through the rulemaking process. For more information, click here.