DHHS-NIH: Health-Professional Education Partnership Initiative

Deadline: 13 December 2018

The U.S Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), National Institutes of Health (NIH) is seeking applications for its program entitled “Health-Professional Education Partnership Initiative” to strengthen the clinical and research capacity of health professions education institutions in Malawi and Zambia to improve the quality, quantity, and retention of health professionals in order to help these countries address their HIV epidemic and its associated co-morbidities and to improve the health of their populations.


  • expand and enhance innovative medical and/or nursing education models;
  • develop strategies that enable graduating health professional students to remain in their home country to practice, serve as faculty, and/or conduct research related to the implementation of PEPFAR and other public health priorities;
  • increase the quantity and retention of health professionals post-training where they are most needed within the country, including in neglected rural areas;
  • evaluate and disseminate best educational practices, including introducing and evaluating innovative training modalities and approaches;
  • enhance the capacity of African health professional students to conduct locally-relevant health research as an integral part of their professional training;
  • build the human and institutional resources needed to support research at the institution;
  • articulate and address national needs with respect to the health professional workforce, through consultation with appropriate stakeholders such as the Ministries of Health and Education;
  • enhance the recruitment and retention of qualified academic faculty;
  • strengthen a national network of African health professions education and research institutions through partnership with at least one other health professions education institution within the country.

Focus Areas

  • Outreach
  • Mentoring Activities
  • Curriculum or Methods Development
  • Research Experiences
  • Courses for Skills Development

Funding Information

Applicants may request up to $600,000 in direct costs per year.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Non-domestic (non-U.S.) Entities (Foreign Institutions) are eligible to apply Non-domestic (non-U.S.) components of U.S. Organizations are not eligible to apply.
  • Foreign components, as defined in the NIH Grants Policy Statement, are allowed.

How to Apply

Applicants can apply online via given website.

For more information, please visit Grants.gov.

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