Calls For Application Are Open For Health Policy Research Scholars


Dear Rhonda,

Calls For Application are open for Health Policy Research Scholars, a national leadership development program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

Applicants must be:

·         Entering the first or second year of their doctoral program in September of 2017

·         From any research-focused discipline

·         From underrepresented populations and/or disadvantaged backgrounds

·         Interested in interdisciplinary approaches and translating their research into health policy

·         Eager to use their unique perspective to build a Culture of Health to enable everyone in America to live longer, healthier lives



This program is an opportunity to create real change. The scholars selected for this program will be a part of the next generation of researchers and policymakers, creating a more diverse community who will create policies and solutions that are inclusive and relevant to the communities they serve.
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



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Please share this announcement with any doctoral students you may know who are committed to building healthy communities. If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at [log in to unmask].


Thomas A. LaVeist, PhD, Director
Harolyn M.E. Belcher, MD, MHS, Co-Director



Health Policy Research Scholars
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Baltimore, MD 21202