Robert Wood Johnson Foundation: Health Policy Scholars

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) is accepting applications for the four-year national leadership development program for full-time doctoral students (a fifth year, without stipend, is optional). The program seeks students from any academic discipline who are interested in translating their research into evidence-informed health policy. Award amount up to $30,000 per year for three (3) years. The application deadline is March 14, 2018.

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

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

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) is accepting applications for the four-year national leadership development program for full-time doctoral students (a fifth year, without stipend, is optional). The program seeks students from any academic discipline who are interested in translating their research into evidence-informed health policy. The Foundation seeks students who want to use their skills to become change agents and strongly encourages applications from students from diverse fields of study that are not health sciences. They seek applications from full-time students who are from underrepresented populations and/or disadvantaged backgrounds whose racial, socioeconomic, ability status and personal factors allow them to bring unique and diverse perspectives to hteir research. Applicants must be entering the second year of their doctoral program at the time of enrollment in the program (September 2018). Eligible second-year students must have at least three years remaining in their doctoral program and must be expecting to graduate before September 1, 2021. Students must be interested in learning to apply their discipline-based research to affect health policy research. Prior experience or knowledge in health policy is not required or expected. At the time of application, applicants must identify a faculty mentor (or a provisional mentor) at their home institution. 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.The applicant’s home institution is the doctoral-degree-granting institution. Grant funding is not intended to replace existing funding such as teaching assistantships, research assistantships, grants, or other education-related support. However, RWJF strongly encourages applicants to discuss the impact that receiving this award may have on other assistance with their home institutions prior to submitting an application. Awards are made to the institution, not the individual. Indirect costs are encouraged to be waived; however, if they must applied, a maximum of 12% is allowed on total stipend or project funds.

Application Deadline: March 14, 2018Guidelines: https://www.rwjf.org/en/library/funding-opportunities/2018/health-policy-research-scholars.html

If you have any questions about this funding opportunity, please contact Angela Nolan, Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations for Academic Affairs, at angela_nolan@unc.edu or (919) 962-3426. The UNC Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations is available to assist UNC personnel pursuing privately funded opportunities.  

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