The Health Resources and Services Administration’s (HRSA) Bureau of Health Workforce (BHW) released a new solicitation for the Health Workforce Research Center (HWRC) Program. This opportunity is a partnership between BHW and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). Like the six previous awards, this solicitation focuses on a unique aspect of the health workforce. In particular, this funding opportunity seeks to establish an HWRC that studies the behavioral health care workforce, and “substance abuse prevention, substance abuse treatment, and/or mental health services.” More specifically, the cooperative agreement will support one center that will conduct research and data collection to improve the federal understanding of the behavioral health care workforce. The award focuses on “minimum data sets,” “characteristics and practice settings,” and “scopes of practice.”
All public health and health professions schools are eligible for this award. HRSA anticipates allocating $900,000 each year to the chosen center for three consecutive years from 2015 through 2018.
More information on this funding opportunity is available at http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=277123 and more information on the existing six Health Workforce Research Centers is available at http://bhpr.hrsa.gov/healthworkforce/researchcenters/.
UIC may submit one application.
|UIC Letter of Intent||
June 17, 2015
|UIC Internal Competition||
|Sponsor Letter of Intent||
July 23, 2015
Letter of Intent
Depending upon the number of LOIs submitted, OVCR might be required to facilitate an internal peer review process to select UIC’s submission(s) to this program. White paper instructions will distributed to those who have submitted LOIs.
Please contact Tony Halford at RDS@uic.edu or 6-7036 with any questions.
If an authorized principal investigator is not listed above, please consider the limited competition still open. Contact RDS@uic.edu for further information.