[URBANTH-L]FUNDING: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Policy Fellows

Angela Jancius jancius3022 at comcast.net
Mon Sep 22 12:20:20 EDT 2008

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Policy Fellows Program

Purpose: To allow midcareer health professionals and behavioral and social 
scientists to participate in a one-year residency in Washington, D.C., 
working for Congress on health policy issues.

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Seeks Applications for Health Policy Fellows 

Deadline: November 14, 2008

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Policy Fellows program provides a 
comprehensive experience at the nexus of health science, policy, and 
politics in Washington, D.C. The fellowship provides the opportunity for 
exceptional mid-career health professionals and behavioral and social 
scientists with an interest in health and health care policy. Fellows 
experience and participate in the policy process at the federal level and 
use that leadership experience to improve health, health care, and health 

Exceptional candidates from academic faculties and nonprofit health care 
organizations are encouraged to apply. Applicants may have backgrounds in 
the following disciplines: allied health professions; biomedical sciences; 
dentistry; economics, or other social sciences; health services organization 
and administration; medicine; nursing; public health; or social and 
behavioral health. Beginning in 2008, applicants will be able to select 
whether to apply from a sponsoring institution or as an individual. Track 1 
applicants will maintain their affiliation with their originating academic 
institution or nonprofit health care organization. Track 2 applicants will 
have their fellowship stipend administered by the Institute of Medicine.

Applicants must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States or 
its territories at the time of application. The foundation encourages 
applications from candidates who come from groups that historically have 
been underrepresented.

Up to ten grants of up to $165,000 each will be made in 2009. Each fellow 
will receive up to $94,000 for the Washington stay (September 1, 2009, 
through August 31, 2010) in salary, plus fringe benefits or fellowship 
stipend. Fellows will receive an additional allowance for relocation.

November 14, 2008-Deadline for receipt of applications.
January 8, 2009-Selection of semifinalists.
February 18, 2009-Board interviews of semifinalists and announcement of 

See the RWJF Web site for the complete Request for Proposals: 


Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Policy Fellows
mmichnich at nas.edu
Office: (202) 334-1506

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