Robert Wood Johnson Foundation: 2017 Interdisciplinary Research Leaders
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation is accepting applications for its national leadership program. This call for applications seeks teams of researchers and community members working together to produce community-relevant, action-oriented research to improve health and well-being. For the September 2017 IRL cohort, applicant organizations will be presented teams of three that will focus on one of these two research areas:
- Youth development approaches for the prevention of violence and promotion of health
- Community and individual resilience in health
The leaders in this program will come from both the community, as well as research functions within either academic institutions or other organizations; they will be charged with working collaboratively to build the case for a Culture of Health with strong qualitative and quantitative research. They will also represent diverse disciplines and sectors, including those that are typically under-represented in health research such as urban planning or educators. They will develop the ability to produce and translate timely research results to inform policy change, and hone the ability to educate policymakers and the general public using creative dissemination approaches. The program will recruit and select applicants represented by teams of three people (“IRL team”): two mid-career researchers and one community member to become IRL program fellows. IRL teams will represent the grantee in this program and join together as a diverse cohort of fellows that will participate in a three-year program. RWJF anticipates supporting up to 20 organizations per funding cycle. Eligible applicants must not be receiving support from other research fellowships/traineeships at the time they begin the program; this includes NIH K award and similar training support.
Informational Webinar for interested applicants: February 2, 2017, 3:00pm-4:00pm EST. Registration information can be found here.
Application Deadline: March 8, 2017 by 3:00pm EST. Award decisions made by mid-June 2017 with fellowships beginning September 1, 2017. Application Guidelines for the award: http://www.rwjf.org/en/library/funding-opportunities/2017/interdisciplinary-research-leaders.html.
If you have questions or would like more information, please contact Melissa Green, MPH, Deputy Director for Recruitment and Communications (919) 843-3304, email@example.com.