The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Executive Nurse Fellows (ENF) program is a three-year advanced leadership program for nurses who aspire to lead and shape health care locally and nationally. Fellows strengthen and improve their leadership abilities related to improving health and health care.
The program will award up to 20 fellowships for the 2014 cohort. Each award will be up to $35,000 for each fellow over three years.
November 1, 2013 (1 p.m. ET)
Optional applicant Web conference call. Registration is required. Please visit the program’s website for complete details and to register.
January 14, 2014 (3 p.m. ET)
Deadline for receipt of full applications.
May 5-6, 2014
Semifinalist interviews with the national advisory committee (attendance required).
Late May 2014
Notification of awards.
July 9, 2014 (1-2 p.m. ET)
Fellows orientation webinar (attendance required)
September 14-19, 2014
Fellows’ introductory session (attendance required).
Eligibility and Selection Criteria
RWJF Executive Nurse Fellows awards are open to registered nurses who hold senior leadership positions in health services, scientific and academic organizations, public health and community-based organizations or systems, and national professional, governmental and policy organizations.
Applicant organizations must be based in the United States or its territories.
Individual candidates for receipt of award funds must be U.S. Citizens or permanent residents at the time of application.
Individual candidates for receipt of award funds must have the support of their employing organization to fully engage in all curricular, action-learning and leadership project components of the program. Applicant organizations must have the administrative and financial capacity and experience to accept the award on behalf of the Fellow and be able to comply with all reporting requirements. Individual candidates who work for an organization that lacks this capacity or experience, or who work for a sole proprietorship or single-member LLC may not be eligible to apply. Please contact the national program office with questions on eligibility.
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.
Consistent with RWJF values, this program embraces diversity and inclusion across multiple dimensions, such as race, ethnicity, gender, age and disadvantaged socioeconomic status. We strongly encourage applications that will help us expand the perspectives and experiences we bring to our work. We believe that the more we include diverse perspectives and experiences in our work, the better we are able to help all Americans live healthier lives and get the care they need.
* The Officers are the Chairman of the Board of Trustees; President and CEO; Chief of Staff; General Counsel; Secretary; Assistant Secretary; Treasurer; and Assistant Treasurer of the Foundation.