Health Policy Research Scholars Program – Mar 16

Posted by Robert Wood Johnson Foundation on February 1, 2022

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation invites applications for Health Policy Research Scholars Program

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation is inviting applications for its Health Policy Research Scholars program.

The four-year national leadership development program provides support for full-time doctoral students from nonclinical, research-focused disciplines in which policy is a key driver of change (e.g., urban planning; political science; economics; anthropology; education; social work; sociology; engineering; geography; and lab/bench sciences) whose aim is to improve health, well-being, and equity; challenge long-standing, entrenched systems; exhibit new ways of working; collaborate across disciplines and sectors; and bolster their leadership skills.

The goal of the program is to cultivate transformational leaders from diverse backgrounds with doctoral training, who represent a wide range of research-focused disciplines and who will inform and influence policy. RWJF strongly encourages applications from non-health-related disciplines; having scholars from diverse fields is critical to advancing a Culture of Health.

To that end, up to 40 scholars will be selected to receive an annual stipend of $30,000 for up to four years or until they complete their doctoral program (whichever is sooner). Home institutions may include an administrative fee of $1,000 per year, $4,000 in total to the grant amount to cover the administrative costs of managing the award.

Applicants must be a full-time second- or third-year doctoral student as of fall 2022 at a degree-granting institution in the United States or its territories; must have at least three academic years remaining in their doctoral program and do not expect to graduate before spring/summer 2025; and must be from populations underrepresented in specific doctoral disciplines and/or marginalized backgrounds. Examples of eligible individuals include but are not limited to first-generation college graduates, individuals from lower socioeconomic backgrounds, individuals from communities of color, and individuals with disabilities.

For complete program guidelines and application instructions, see the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation website.

Deadline: March 16, 2022

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