The SC Center for Rural and Primary Healthcare supports and develops sustainable rural and primary care education and health care delivery in South Carolina through clinical practice, training and research. We strive for a future where all South Carolinians have access to high value, quality health care.

Here you will find all of our currently open funding opportunities. You can learn more about these programs by reading the included guidelines or by visiting our website. All new proposals for funding should be sent through Submittable. The SC Center for Rural and Primary Healthcare will not review submissions sent by email or other means. To apply, click the submit button next to the funding opportunity below that best matches your proposal. 

The Center for Rural and Primary Healthcare offers support to educational initiatives that improve rural health or engage rural communities. Support is tailored to individual needs and may include financial assistance, expertise to develop evidence based programs, collaborations to ensure continued success, and more. If you are working on a new or established educational program and are interested in partnering with the Center for Rural and Primary Healthcare, please complete our Education Initiative Proposal form and submit it for our review.
We may contact you for additional information or with follow up questions. Approved projects will be contacted to submit a full proposal. If you have questions or concerns, you can email us at scruralhealthcare@uscmed.sc.edu

The ICARE program supports initiatives that increase access to local primary and specialty care for rural communities as well as promotes the connectedness of local providers with specialists and subspecialist through the use of innovative technologies. The ICARE program provides financial support and assistance to SC practices that are willing to deploy onsite specialists and subspecialists to provide care to rural patients on a limited or full-time basis. Practice may also use telehealth for increased access to subspecialty care to rural patients. ICARE also aims to ensure adequate primary care access through the support of local primary care practices that are interested in expanding their capacity or scope of services.

If you have an idea or a current initiative that would benefit from ICARE support, please complete the form below.

We may contact you for additional information or with follow up questions. Approved projects will be contacted to submit a full proposal. If you have questions or concerns, you can email us at scruralhealthcare@uscmed.sc.edu

The South Carolina Public Health Association (SCPHA) and the South Carolina Center for Rural and Primary Healthcare (CRPH) are pleased to announce the establishment of the SCPHA-CRPH All of US Research Fellowship. This Fellowship will support a first-time or early career researcher from a community underrepresented in biomedical research to conduct a research project focusing on South Carolina. The Fellowship award includes a $6000 stipend, thanks to the joint support of the American Public Health Association's Affiliate Health Equity Research Support grant and CRPH. The stipend may be used to support research costs, including time and effort/salary, childcare, conference registration, and travel. The Fellow will be provided mentorship on the research project by faculty within the CRPH. The project must be completed by May 2022 for presentation to a national audience of APHA members via webinar.

The research project must use the All of Us Research Hub, be specific to South Carolina, and include a rural focus.  The All of Us Research Program, part of the National Institutes of Health, is building one of the largest biomedical data resources of its kind. The program aims to improve precision medicine by prioritizing the inclusion of representatives from groups historically underrepresented in biomedical research, including people of color, people with disabilities, the LGBTQ+ community, and people in rural areas. The All of Us Research Hub stores health data from a diverse group of participants from across the United States.

Application Due Date: November 2nd, 2021 at 5:00 pm.

All demographic questions asked in this application will be used strictly for eligibility purposes and will be hidden from reviewers. For any questions about this application, please contact Dr. Megan Weis at megan.weis@uscmed.sc.edu.