The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Health Policy Research Scholars Program (HPRS) is a four-year national leadership development program for full-time doctoral students from nonclinical, academic disciplines with a policy focus¿students who are committed to ensuring their research is aligned with the health needs of communities. The program is focused on researchers 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 engage others outside of the research community. By providing leadership development training, supporting opportunities to practice new behaviors, and learning to work in teams, HPRS will develop a new cadre of research leaders who will build a Culture of Health in their disciplines and communities.

Receipt Date:

Expires: December 13, 2018

Total Awards:

$8 million

  • Organizations must have experience developing and/or mentoring doctoral students from diverse backgrounds.
  • The national program director must be aligned with the goals of HPRS and willing to work in a collaborative capacity to foster the leadership development of doctoral students from a range of disciplines.
  • Applicants must be either public entities or nonprofit organizations that are tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and are not private foundations or nonfunctionally integrated Type III supporting organizations. The Foundation may require additional documentation.
  • Applicant organizations must be based in the United States or its territories.
Link: https://rwjf.ws/2Qd2R7C
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