Program Summary

Program Summary

The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB), Division of Maternal and Child Health Workforce Development  is accepting applications to promote the development of a culturally diverse and representative health care workforce by recruiting undergraduate training students from economically and educationally disadvantaged and racially/ethnically diverse backgrounds into maternal and child health (MCH) professions.

MCHPTP will recruit training students from economically and educationally disadvantaged backgrounds (including underrepresented racial and ethnic minority students who are African American, Hispanic/Latino, Asian, Hawaiian/Pacific Islander, American Indian/Alaskan Native) into maternal and child health professions.

The program will educate, mentor, guide and provide enriching experiences to increase students’ interests and entry into MCH public health and related fields such as pediatrics, MCH nutrition, MCH social work, MCH nursing, pediatric dentistry, psychology, health education, pediatric occupational/physical therapy, speech language pathology, etc. MCHPTP will encourage and motivate students to seek careers in maternal and child health by making the appropriate undergraduate didactic research, clinical and/or field experiences available and exposing students to Title V and other MCH agencies that serve children and families. In addition, MCHPTP will develop leadership skills, foster a broader public health perspective and explore the integration of primary care and public health to improve population health.

Awards up to $155,000/year for five years.  Indirect costs are limited to 8 percent.

Technical Assistance A technical assistance webinar has been scheduled to help applicants understand, prepare and submit the grant application. The webinar is scheduled for Thursday, December 3, 2015 from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm EST. The webinar portion of the technical assistance session may be accessed at: https://hrsa.connectsolutions.com/r98um1144ul/  . Audio for the call may be accessed at: 1-888-469-3018; Passcode: 7919326. A recording of this technical assistance session will be available until January 30, 2016 at: 1-800-925-1765; Passcode: 1016.

Application Limits

Application Limits

One per institution.

Additional Information

Deadlines

UIC Letter of Intent
December 8, 2015
UIC Internal Competition
TBD
Sponsor Letter of Intent
N/A
Sponsor Application
January 22, 2016

Letter of Intent

Letter of Intent

Letter of Intent (LOI) Form

 

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.