Foundation / Corporation
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF)
03/17/21 3:00 PM ET Receipt
Opportunity for USA and territories second-year doctoral students from underrepresented backgrounds to participate in a health leadership development program. Participants will receive a stipend of $30,000 per year and will participate in activities to supplement their doctoral training. Applicants must be from populations underrepresented in specific doctoral disciplines and/or marginalized backgrounds.
Health Policy Research Scholars (HPRS) is a four-year national leadership development program for full-time doctoral students from nonclinical, research-focused disciplines in which policy is a key lever for change (e.g., urban planning; political science; economics; anthropology; education; social work; sociology)—students who are committed to ensuring their research is aligned with the health needs of communities. The program is focused on doctoral students who want to improve health, well-being, and equity; challenge long-standing, entrenched systems; exhibit new ways of working; collaborate across disciplines and sectors; and bolster their leadership skills.
The goal of Health Policy Research Scholars is to cultivate transformational leaders from diverse backgrounds with doctoral training—representing a wide range of research-focused disciplines—who will inform and influence policy toward a Culture of Health. Specifically, RWJF aims to recruit doctoral students from a variety of fields/disciplines who are seeking to use policy change to advance population health and health equity. RWJF strongly encourages applications from nonhealth-related disciplines; having scholars from these fields is critical to advancing a Culture of Health. For more information on program goals, see p. 2 of the Full Funding Opportunity in Supporting Documents below.
HPRS is intended to complement a scholar’s doctoral training. Scholars will primarily participate in HPRS through online learning seminars and courses, along with some in-person experiences; participate in training and workshops; and contribute to publications and research presentations—concurrently with their doctoral program. These activities are designed to support and enrich the doctoral program. For more information on program activities, see pp. 4-5 of the Full Funding Opportunity in Supporting Documents below.
For eligible uses of funding, see p. 8 of the Full Funding Opportunity in Supporting Documents below.
GrantWatch ID#: 179179
Number of scholars in the 2021 cohort: up to 40
Grant funds from RWJF will include:
- Stipend: $30,000 per year for up to four years or until you complete your doctoral program (whichever is sooner).
- Administrative fee: Home institutions may include an administrative fee of $1,000 per year, $4,000 in total to the grant amount to cover the administrative costs of managing the award.
Scholars will also be eligible for competitive dissertation grants of up to $10,000, as well as competitive conference and research dissemination grants, awarded by the national program center.
Up to four years or until completion of doctoral program (whichever is sooner).
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Register and Apply Online: http://my.rwjf.org/myPortal.do
If you have any questions about the application process, please contact:
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Phone: (410) 502-5530
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
624 N. Broadway, Room 380
Baltimore, MD 21215
Phone: (410) 502-9188
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