Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Policy Fellows

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation is accepting applications to support middle career health professionals and behavioral social scientists with an interest in health and health care policy. Fellows participate in the policy process at the federal level and use that leadership experience to improve health, health care, and health policy. Award amount up to $165,000. Application deadline is Nov. 15.

The Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations has identified the following private funding opportunity:

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation: RWJF Health Policy Fellows
http://www.rwjf.org

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation is accepting applications to support middle career health professionals and behavioral social scientists with an interest in health and health care policy. Fellows participate in the policy process at the federal level and use that leadership experience to improve health, health care, and health policy.

Exceptional middle career professionals from academic faculties, government (including military, U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs, U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps, and state offices who are not considered government officials under Section 4946 of the Internal Revenue Code) and nonprofit health care organizations who are interested in experiencing the health policy process at the federal level, are encouraged to apply. Applicants must have earned an advanced degree in one of the following disciplines: allied health sciences; biomedical sciences; dentistry; economics or other social sciences; health services organization and administration; medicine; nursing; public health; social and behavioral health; or health law. Applicants must be U.S. Citizens, permanent residents, or individuals granted Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA) status by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services at the time of application.

The fellowship requires, at a minimum, a 12-month residential experience in Washington, D.C., with additional support for health policy leadership development activities. Fellowship funds of up to $104,000 may be used for the residential stay (not to exceed the fellow’s salary prior to entering the program) from Sept. 1, 2017 through Aug. 31, 2018. The continuation of fringe benefits at levels corresponding to the level of stipend support being requested may be covered with the award, and sponsoring institutions may supplement fellowship funds.

Application Deadline: Nov. 15, 2016 by 3:00 p.m. An optional applicant web conference calls is scheduled for Nov. 2, 2016 at 2 p.m. Application Guidelines for the award: http://www.rwjf.org/en/library/funding-opportunities/2016/robert-wood-johnson-foundation-health-policy-fellows.html

If you have any questions about this funding opportunity, please contact Angela Nolan, Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations for Academic Affairs, at or 919-962-3426. The UNC Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations is available to provide assistance in pursuing privately funded opportunities. 

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