Robert Wood Johnson Foundation: 2017 Health Policy Research Scholars
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) is accepting applications to support doctoral students from a variety of fields/disciplines (e.g. urban planning, political science, economics, ethnography, education, social work, sociology) who are training to be researchers. For the 2017 cohort, the 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. 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. The program is open to full-time doctoral students from underrepresented populations and/or disadvantaged backgrounds, entering the first or second year of their doctoral program (by September 2017) from any research-focused discipline. Prior experience or knowledge in health policy is neither required nor expected. Health Policy Research Scholars is not intended for students pursuing a clinical doctorate without a research focus. Rather, the program is designed for doctoral students from any academic discipline (e.g., urban planning, political science, economics, ethnography, education, social work, sociology) in a research-focused program. All participant stipends will be paid to the scholar’s degree-granting institution.
Informational Webinar for interested applicants: February 16, 2017, 12:00pm-1:00pm EST. Registration information can be found here.
Application Deadline: March 29, 2017 by 3:00pm EST. Award decisions made by mid-June 2017 with program beginning September 1, 2017. Application Guidelines for the award: http://www.rwjf.org/en/library/funding-opportunities/2017/health-policy-research-scholars.html.
If you have any questions about this funding opportunity, please contact Angela Nolan, Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (919) 962-3426. The UNC Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations is available to provide assistance in pursuing privately funded opportunities.