Health & Society Scholars Program

Posted by on June 4, 2004

[posted from RFP Bulletin]

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Announces Call for Applications for Health & Society Scholars Program
Deadline: October 15, 2004

The Robert Wood Johnson Health & Society Scholars Program (<a href=""></a>), a national program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, is designed to build the field of population health, which takes a broad approach to understanding why some groups of people are healthy and others are not.

The goal of this interdisciplinary program is to improve health by training scholars to investigate rigorously the connections among biological, behavioral, environmental, economic and social determinants of health; and to develop, evaluate, and disseminate knowledge and interventions based upon integration of these determinants. The program intends to produce leaders who will change the questions asked, the methods employed to analyze problems, and the range of solutions offered to improve the health of all Americans.

Outstanding individuals who have completed doctoral training in one of a variety of disciplines, ranging from the behavioral and social sciences to the biological and natural sciences and health professions, are eligible to apply. Applicants are expected to have significant research experience. Past training in health-related areas is not a requirement, but applicants must clearly connect their research interests to substantive population health concerns. The program is looking for open-minded yet critical thinkers with demonstrated leadership skills and an active interest in interdisciplinary collaboration.

Up to eighteen scholars will be selected for the two-year appointments that will begin in the fall semester of 2005. Grants have been made to six participating universities (Columbia; Harvard; the University of California, San Francisco and Berkeley; the University of Michigan; the University of Pennsylvania; and the University of Wisconsin) in accordance with RWJF’s regular funding guidelines. Scholars will have access to a full range of university resources and will receive annual stipend support of $74,000 for year one and $77,000 for year two, plus health insurance from their university site. In addition, the selected scholars will have access to financial support for research-related expenses, training workshops, and travel to professional meetings.

Individuals must apply through an online system that will be available through the program’s Web site beginning July 1, 2004.

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