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Unfilled Position Grants

The Unfilled Position Grants program was created by House Bill 1025, 83rd Texas Legislature, codified as Texas Education Code (TEC) 58A. For fiscal years 2014 and 2015, $7,375,000 were appropriated in general revenue funds for Graduate Medical Education (GME) Expansion Unfilled Position Grants together with New and Expanded Program Grants, which were also established by House Bill 1025. The Coordinating Board has released a separate Request for Applications relating to the award of New & Expanded Program Grants in 2014.

The Unfilled Position Grants program provides support for existing, accredited GME programs that have currently approved but unfilled first-year positions. The grants are intended to provide funding for direct resident costs, including resident stipends and benefits. Statute mandates that each awarded residency position is funded at $65,000 per year and that no more than 25 unfilled positions may be funded during fiscal year 2014.

Award Year 2013

In award year 2013, the Coordinating Board funded 25 Post-Graduate Year (PGY) 1 residency positions for fiscal year 2014 and an equivalent number of PGY 2 positions to be filled in 2015
 
 Award Year 2013 Award Year 2014 Award Year 2015
Number of Awardees

7

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-

Funds Awarded

$3,250,000

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-

Number of Positions Funded

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25

25

Unfilled Position Grants Request for Applications 2013

Unfilled Position Grant Awards FY 2014- 2015

Award Year 2014

 

The Coordinating Board is now soliciting additional applications for Unfilled Position Grants to be awarded in fall 2014. Funding is available for 25 PGY 1 positions for sponsoring institutions that were awarded in 2013. Additional funding is available for sponsoring institutions that have eligible GME programs but that did not apply for an Unfilled Position Grant in 2013. The total number of Unfilled Position Grants to be awarded in 2014 is contingent on the combined number of eligible positions applied for under Unfilled Position Grants and New and Expanded Program Grants. An estimated 64 residency positions will be funded for both grant programs.

Awarded positions must be filled as of July 1, 2015 and awarded funds must be expended by August 31, 2016.

 

The Application Deadline is Monday, September 8, 2014, at 5 PM CT


Unfilled Position Grants Request for Applications - July 2014 
Resources                

Grant Management System User Guide

For further information, contact:
Suzanne Pickens
Senior Program Director
Workforce, Academic Affairs & Research
GME-Expansion@THECB.state.tx.us
512-427-6200

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