Mini Grants

Utah AHEC Area Health Education Centers Mini Grants Guidelines

Utah AHEC has a call for 1 mini grant proposals; the grant funding is designed to do qualitative and/or quantitative community-based research within the State of Utah, and communities that live in both sides of the border lines of adjacent States. Proposals should focus on health issues affecting socially and economically disadvantaged communities inhabiting rural, tribal and in general under-served areas.


Grant Pre-proposals open: November 18, 2022
Grant Pre-proposals will close: 5 PM December 7, 2022.
Announcement pre-proposal acceptance: December 16, 2022
Grant proposal application deadline: January 12, 2023
Final funding announcement: January 31, 2023


Utah AHEC Scholars

  • 1 Recipient, awardee will receive $10,000
  • Pre-proposals and applications must be in PDF format and submitted via e-mail to Maria Isabel Gomez, AHEC Administrative Manager (

The initial call requests pre-proposals. Pre-proposals will be reviewed by a committee and if selected, those who submitted then will be invited to submit full proposals.

  1. Fill out the Mini-Grant Application Cover page including title of project, applicant (indicate PI), department(s), and contact information
  2. One-page outline of the project, including how the project will be sustainable and impact a significant number of people in the community. Why funding is needed to undertake the revision.

A Review Committee comprised of five members will review each pre-proposal application. Reviewers will complete a rating sheet for each application that includes both a numeric rating and comment section. Funding decisions made are based on the rating sheets and availability of funding.


Full proposal (if preproposal approved) application form and submission can be found at the AHEC mini grants home page. The project needs to be completed in 1 year, December 15, 2023.

  1. General Information
  2. Project Summary (150-word limit)
  3. Narrative (1,000-word limit)
    1. Need and rationale
    2. Objectives
    3. Plan and time-line
    4. Expected outcomes, long-term impact for the community and describe how the project will be sustained
  4. Budget (should be detailed and provide information about sources for rates/quotes) Download budget template:  Excel
  5. Curriculum vitae of PI (3 pages maximum)
  6. Letter of support from Project Advisor (Faculty member).

Recipients of AHEC mini grant must submit a report on July 31, 2023 and a final report at the completion of the grant on December 15, 2023, to the Office of Utah AHEC. You will use the final report form available on our website to explain how the funds were spent and if goals were met.

  • Funding requested should be used for the following:
  • Research-Related Expenses (e.g., research questionnaires, travel)
  • Focus Group Expenses (e.g., transcription, facilitation, Transportation etc.)
  • Meeting Space Rental
  • Materials and Supplies

NOTE: Cash incentives are not permitted under the Mini-Grant Program. If your budget includes incentives for program or research participants, gift cards are allowed with a completed “incentive log” documenting either name or initials of each recipient. If your budget includes food/refreshments, no more than $400 per grant award will be allowed for this line item.

For other requests, the selection committee will review the items and decide on a case-by- case basis. Funding may not be used for temporary activities that will not lead to sustainable development of the project.


Should your project need IRB support, we will offer consults and guidance via Tatiana Allen-Webb

Mini Grant Application

Utah AHEC is now accepting applications for mini-grants of $10,000 to support student-led sustainability projects. Funding is available to undergraduate and graduate AHEC Scholars.  Mini grant applications are accepted on a rolling basis and are typically approved within two weeks. Applications will close on December 7, 2022 at 5:00 PM (MST)

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