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HHS: Health Careers Opportunity Program HRSA-15-042

This announcement solicits applications for the FY 2015 Health Careers Opportunity Program (HCOP) program. Its goal is to provide individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds an opportunity to develop the skills needed to successfully compete for, enter, and graduate from health or allied health professions schools by 1) promoting the recruitment of qualified individuals (students and adult/non-traditional students, including veterans) from disadvantaged backgrounds into health and allied health professions programs; 2) improving retention and matriculation rates by implementing tailored enrichment programs designed to address the academic and social needs of disadvantaged trainees; and 3) providing opportunities for community-based health professions training, emphasizing experiences in underserved communities. Applicants must develop and implement evidence-informed academic and social support activities and data systems that measure student improvements in grade point averages, retention and matriculation rates, standardized test scores, licensure exam scores and on-time graduation rates. NOTE: Nursing programs will not be funded through this funding opportunity.

USC may only submit one application in response to this program announcement. Your application submission MUST be coordinated with the Office of the Vice President for Research. Please send a two page abstract via email to Richard White ( by April 20, 2015. In addition to the 2-page abstract, you should also submit a biosketch for the PI.

HHS indicates that a letter of intent is NOT REQUIRED and a completed application is due by May 15, 2015 . For more information:

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