Primary Care Medicine and Dentistry Clinician Educator Career Development Awards


The goal of the career development awards is to support the development and training of primary care medicine and dentistry junior faculty who plan to teach in family medicine, general internal medicine, general pediatrics, physician assistant education programs, general dentistry, pediatric dentistry, or dental public health and innovative projects that involve the transformation of health care delivery systems.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Program Number
Federal Agency/Office
Health Resources and Services Administration, Department of Health and Human Services
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
B - Project Grants
Program Accomplishments
Fiscal Year 2018 In Academic Year 2017-2018, the Primary Care Medicine and Dentistry Clinician Educator Career Development Award program supported 16 faculty, including 10 individuals from the field of medicine, 5 in dentistry, and 1 physician assistant. In addition, grantees developed or enhanced 31 curricula activities that were offered to 2,352 individuals. Grantees also offered 89 faculty development activities to 1,045 faculty members, and grant-funded faculty offered 24 courses to 1,687 students and advanced trainees.
Sections 747(a) and 748 of the Public Health Service Act
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Applicant Eligibility (081): Eligible applicant organizations include schools of allopathic or osteopathic medicine, academically affiliated physician assistant training programs, dental and dental hygiene schools, accredited public or nonprofit private hospitals, or a public or nonprofit private entity that the Secretary has determined is capable of carrying out such grants. If the applicant organization is not a medical school, physician assistant training program, dental or dental hygiene school, they must be affiliated with one of the listed schools or training programs and provide a letter of agreement from the relevant organization. Faith-based and community-based organizations, Federally Recognized Indian Tribal Government and Native American Organizations may apply for these funds, if otherwise eligible.
Beneficiary Eligibility
Eligible junior faculty candidates (Project Directors/Principal Investigators) are identified individuals who are applying to HRSA for a clinician educator faculty award through the applicant organization. Candidates must hold a non-tenured faculty appointment (i.e., be a junior faculty such as instructor or assistant professor) before the award is made. The faculty appointment must not be contingent on receipt of the award.
Applicants should review the individual HRSA Notice of Funding Opportunity issued under this CFDA program for any required proof or certifications which must be submitted with an application package. 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
Preapplication coordination is not applicable.
Application Procedure
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. HRSA requires all applicants to apply electronically through All eligible, qualified applications will be forwarded to an objective review committee. Based on the advice of the objective review committee, the HRSA program official with delegated authority is responsible for final selection and funding decisions. Notification is made in writing (electronic) by a Notice of Award.
Award Procedure
Notification of award is made in writing (electronic) through a Notice of Award.
Contact the headquarters or regional location, as appropriate for application deadlines
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
Approximately 120 to 180 days after receipt of applications.
Not applicable.
Not applicable.
How are proposals selected?
Procedures for assessing the technical merit of grant applications have been instituted to provide an objective review of applications and to assist the applicant in understanding the standards against which each application will be judged. Critical indicators have been developed for each review criterion to assist the applicant in presenting pertinent information related to that criterion and to provide the reviewer with a standard for evaluation. Competing applications are reviewed by non-Federal expert consultant(s) for technical merit recommendations. Applications will be reviewed and evaluated against the following criteria: (1) Purpose and Need; (2) Response to Program Purpose; (3) Impact; (4) Organizational Information, Resources and Capabilities; and (5) Support Requested. See the most recent Notice of Funding Opportunity for detailed selection criteria.
How may assistance be used?
Funds may be used for trainee support costs for physicians, physician assistants, dentists, and dental hygienists who plan to teach in the primary care fields; to provide protected time for trainee's proposed project and for career development activities; support the trainees' proposed project; and/or consultant services. All program income generated as a result of awarded funds must be used for approved project-related activities.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Performance Reports: HRSA will monitor grant performance throughout the five-year project period, make quarterly contacts with the awardee and require annual performance reports.
Not applicable.
Recipients are required to maintain grant accounting records 3 years from the date they submit the FFR. If any litigation, claim, negotiation, audit or other action involving the award has been started before the expiration of the 3-year period, the records shall be retained until completion of the action and resolution of all issues which arise from it, or until the end of the regular 3-year period, whichever is later.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory formula is not applicable to this assistance listing.

Matching requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.

This program has MOE requirements, see funding agency for further details. Additional Information: The recipient must agree to maintain non-federal funding for grant activities at a level which is not less than expenditures for such activities during the fiscal year prior to receiving the award.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
This funding opportunity provides support for a 5-year project period. Recipients draw down funds, as necessary, from the Payment Management System (PMS), the centralized web based payment system for HHS awards. Recipients draw down funds, as necessary, from the Payment Management System (PMS), the centralized web based payment system for HHS awards.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
None/Not specified.
Headquarters Office
Steve Coulter, MD, Medical Programs
5600 Fishers Lane
Rockville, MD 20857 US
Phone: 301-945-3336

Jennifer Holtzman, DDS, Dental Programs
5600 Fishers Lane, Room 15N186A
Rockville, MD 20857 USA
Phone: 301-945-3368
Website Address
Financial Information
Account Identification
(Project Grants) FY 18$3,161,510.00; FY 19 est $4,063,148.00; FY 20 est $0.00; FY 17$3,161,510.00; FY 16$0.00; -
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
FY 2018: Range $89,549 to $200,000; Average: $186,074 FY 2019: est Range $91,643 to $200,000; Average: $184,689 FY 2020: est $0 Oral Health FY 2018: Range $147,992 to $199,364; Average $180,797 FY 2019: est Range: $148,020 to $199,946; Average $180,959 FY 2020: est. $0
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
All administrative and audit requirements and the cost principles that govern Federal monies associated with this activity will be subject to the Uniform Guidance 2 CFR 200 as codified by HHS at 45 CFR 75. HRSA awards are also subject to the requirements of the HHS Grants Policy Statement (HHS GPS) that are applicable based on recipient type and purpose of award. The HHS GPS is available at
Examples of Funded Projects
Fiscal Year 2018


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