Robert Wood Johnson Foundation: RWJF Health Policy Fellows, 2018-2019

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) is accepting applications to support midcareer health professionals and behavioral and social scientists with an interest in health and health care policy. The fellowship requires, at a minimum, a 12-month residential experience in Washington, D.C., with additional support for health policy leadership development activities. The program will select up to six fellows. Award amount up to $165,000. The application deadline is November 15, 2017 at 3:00pm ET.

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

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation: RWJF Health Policy Fellows, 2018-2019
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The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) is accepting applications to support midcareer health professionals and behavioral and social scientists with an interest in health and health care policy. The fellowship requires, at a minimum, a 12-month residential experience in Washington, D.C., with additional support for health policy leadership development activities. The program will select up to six fellows. Exceptional midcareer 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 professions; 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 at the time of application, or individuals who have been granted Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA) status by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. Because Health Policy Fellows are placed in assignments in the federal government, changes in federal policy or law may necessitate that we consider adjustments in eligibility and grant terms, as well as placements in the program. Individual candidates for receipt of award funds cannot be related by blood or marriage to any Officer or Trustee of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, or be a descendant of its founder, Robert Wood Johnson. Fellowship stipends are administered through the sponsoring institution. 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 September 1, 2018, through August 31, 2019. 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. AT no time are indirect costs allowed for the fellowship award.

Application Deadline: November 15, 2017 at 3:00pm ET. Award notifications made February 2018 with grant start date of September 1, 2018. Application Guidelines: http://www.rwjf.org/en/library/funding-opportunities/2017/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 angela_nolan@unc.edu or (919) 962-3426. The UNC Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations is available to provide assistance to UNC personnel pursuing privately funded opportunities.  

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