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AACN's Washington Weekly

Published January 15, 2020

Application Period Open for All of Us Research Grants

AACN is proud to continue its partnership with the All of Us Research Program and has mini-grants available for AACN member schools and their community partners who commit to increasing awareness of this National Institutes of Health (NIH) Program. All of Us Research is aimed at accelerating health research breakthroughs and extending precision medicine to all diseases by building a national research cohort of one million or more U.S. participants. Interested applicants must design and execute a communication plan to increase the dissemination of information and knowledge on the All of Us Research Program.

Faculty from AACN member schools with established community partnerships in historically underrepresented communities in biomedical research (UBR) cities are encouraged and welcome to apply. This phase is limited to the following UBR communities: Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Detroit, Miami, New York, and Wisconsin (Healthcare Provider Organizations); Denver, Shreveport, and Houston (Direct Volunteer); and Louisiana (Regional).

Apply Now. Deadline is January 27, 2020.

Please contact Dr. Colleen Leners at if you have any questions. Learn more about the program

Reminder: Nurse Faculty Loan Program Funding Opportunity Open for Applications

The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) recently announced that Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 applications have opened for the Nurse Faculty Loan Program. The program provides funding to accredited schools of nursing to offer loans to students enrolled in advanced education nursing degree programs who are committed to become nurse faculty. The application deadline is Monday, February 3, 2020. Click here for more information and to apply for this grant today!

FUTURE Act Signed into Law

At the end of 2019, President Trump signed H.R. 5363, the Fostering Undergraduate Talent by Unlocking Resources for Education (FUTURE) Act into law. This legislation permanently authorizes $255 million in annual funding for Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and other Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs) and simplifies the FAFSA along with other technical changes. AACN has been a strong supporter of a permanent authorization for HBCUs and MSIs and is encouraged to see this language signed into law. AACN looks forward to continuing our work with Congress and the Administration to advance higher education issues through an academic nursing lens.

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