Health Equity Scholars for Action

Purpose: Health Equity Scholars for Action (HES4A) is designed to enhance the supports, resources, and community necessary for participants to thrive professionally and personally, and in turn, be better able to contribute to and expand health equity-related research and evidence that can help build a Culture of Health.The goal of HES4A is to support the career development and academic advancement of researchers from historically underrepresented backgrounds who conduct health equity research. Grants will be awarded to address the challenges that underrepresented researchers experience; help them overcome obstacles to earning tenure; and make progress toward acquiring independent research funding. Grants will support three aspects of career development: research, mentorship, and connection with a community of support.
Receipt Date: Expires: June 16, 2021
Total Awards: $250,00
Eligibility: To be eligible for HES4A, the individual applicant must:

  • Be from a systematically marginalized group that has historically been underrepresented in research disciplines. The term “systematically marginalized” refers to the challenges facing individuals because of their race, ethnicity, gender expression or sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, or similar factors. Eligible individuals include, but are not limited to:
    • Individuals from ethnically and racially minoritized groups underrepresented in research disciplines
    • First-generation college graduates
    • People for whom English is not a native language
    • People from low-income communities
    • LGBTQ+ individuals
    • Individuals with disabilities
Link: https://www.rwjf.org/en/library/funding-opportunities/2021/health-equity-scholars-for-action.html?rid=003E0000019pE9cIAE&et_cid=2456344