Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Advancing Change Leaders Initiative

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has launched the Advancing Change Leaders national initiative to achieve a Culture of Health. The RWJF Clinical Scholars Program is open to clinicians with five or more years experience. Interested clinicians apply in interdisciplinary teams of two to five clinicians (MD, DO, PhD, DNS, DMD, MSW, PharmD, DPT, DVM, DDS, AuD, RD, OTD) with five or more years of experience in active practice. Scholar support includes $35,000 per clinician per year for three years.

Selected candidates remain in their current communities and travel twice a year to participate in interdisciplinary leadership training. Below are details for a local reception and webinar for potential applicants. 

This link provides a brief overview of the RWJF Clinical Scholars Program and the other three Advancing Change Leaders programs and links to each program’s Call for Applications. Program applications are due April 19. 

  • Health Policy Research Scholars: pre–doctoral students from underrepresented or disadvantaged populations. Scholar support includes $20,000/year for five years plus dissertation support.
  • Interdisciplinary Research Leaders: three-person teams of researchers and community leaders or organizations. Leaders support includes grants of $20,000 to $400,000 per project over two years. 
  • Culture of Health Leaders: teams from broad areas (education, transportation, technology, public health, public policy, business, health care, community development, urban planning). Leader support includes $30,000 annual stipend for three years. 

reception describing the programs will be held on March 10 from 4-5:30 p.m.  RSVP here or email

webinar describing the Clinical Scholars program is scheduled for March 21 from 12-1:30 p.m.   Contact Melissa Green at to RSVP or join us at 

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