Calls for Applications: Health Policy Research Scholars

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Submission deadline: 
March 29, 2017

The goal of Health Policy Research Scholars is to create a large cadre of diverse doctoral students from a wide variety of research focused disciplines—students whose research, connections, and leadership will inform and influence policy toward a Culture of Health. Specifically, we aim to recruit doctoral students from a variety of field/disciplines (e.g., urban planning, political science, economics, ethnography, education, social work, sociology) who are training to be researchers. For the 2017 cohort, the Health Policy Research Scholars program will enroll up to 50 scholars interested in learning to translate their research into health policy and who are from underrepresented populations and/or disadvantaged backgrounds. Examples of eligible individuals include, but are not limited to, first-generation college graduates, individuals from lower socioeconomic backgrounds, individuals from racial and ethnic groups underrepresented in doctoral programs, and individuals with disabilities. Scholars in this program which is designed to enhance and enrich the doctoral program—will complete the Health Policy Research Scholars program concurrently with their doctoral program.

Over the course of the four- to five-year program, scholars will:

  • Receive an annual stipend of $30,000 for up to four years
  • Establish and strengthen professional ties to leaders in
  • public health, policy, equity, and many other fields and professions
  • Continue working from their home institution and applying new
  • learnings in real time
  • Receive dissertation support and mentoring
  • Be eligible for an additional dissertation grant of up to $10,000

For more information about criteria and deadlines visit the 2017 Call for Applications website.