Supporting the Next Generation of Leaders

The Foundation supports nearly a dozen programs designed to improve the quality and diversity of health care and health policy leadership.

    • June 5, 2008

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation offers a wide variety of scholarships and fellowships, all designed to train the next generation of leaders, and to increase the diversity of that leadership.

Learn more:

Harold Amos Medical Faculty Development
This program provides four-year postdoctoral research awards to physicians from underrepresented groups in medicine, who are committed to developing careers in academic medicine, to improving the health of underserved populations and to furthering understanding and elimination of health disparities.
www.amfdp.org

New Connections: Bringing Diversity to RWJF Grantmaking and Increasing Secondary Data Analyses
This program seeks to expand the diversity of perspectives that inform RWJF programming and introduce new researchers and scholars to the Foundation, while simultaneously helping to meet staff needs for data that can measure progress toward programming objectives. New Connections seeks scholars from groups historically underrepresented in research activities supported by RWJF. This includes people from ethnic or racial minority groups, first-generation college graduates and people from low-income communities.
www.rwjf-newconnections.org

Pipeline, Profession and Practice: Community-Based Dental Education
The Pipeline, Profession and Practice program is designed to help increase access to dental care for underserved populations and to diversify the dental profession. The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation selected eight dental schools in 2008 to help decrease disparities in oral health care access by increasing minority and low-income student enrollment and providing students with community-based practice opportunities. When the second round of funding ends in 2010, almost half of the nation's dental schools will have participated in this program.
www.dentalpipeline.org

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholars
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholars program fosters the development of physicians who will lead the transformation of America's health care. These future leaders will conduct innovative research and work with communities, organizations, practitioners and policy-makers on issues important to the health and well-being of all Americans. Program highlights include: leadership training; mentoring; protected research time; national networking; and health services and community-based research training.
http://rwjcsp.unc.edu

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Community Health Leaders
This program recognizes the contributions community health leaders make to achieving RWJF's mission and goals, and enhances their capacity to have more permanent and widespread impact on health problems.
www.communityhealthleaders.org

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Executive Nurse Fellows
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Executive Nurse Fellows program is an advanced leadership program for nurses in senior executive roles who are aspiring to lead and shape the U.S. health care system of the future. Their mission is to inspire experienced nurses in executive roles to continue the journey toward achieving the highest levels of leadership in health and health care in the 21st century.
www.enfp-info.org

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health & Society Scholars
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health & Society Scholars program is designed to build the nation's capacity for research, leadership and policy change to address the broad range of factors that affect health. Each year the program enables up to 18 outstanding individuals who have completed their doctoral training to engage in an intensive two-year program at one of six nationally prominent universities.
www.healthandsocietyscholars.org

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Policy Fellows
This program allows mid-career health professionals and behavioral and social scientists to participate in a one-year residency in Washington, D.C., working for Congress on health policy.
www.healthpolicyfellows.org

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Investigator Awards in Health Policy Research
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Investigator Awards in Health Policy Research program supports highly-qualified individuals to undertake broad studies of America's most challenging policy issues in health and health care.
www.investigatorawards.org

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation New Careers in Nursing
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation New Careers in Nursing is a scholarship program to help alleviate the nursing shortage and increase the diversity of nursing professionals. Through grants to schools of nursing, the program will provide scholarships to college graduates without nursing degrees who are enrolled in accelerated baccalaureate and master's nursing programs.
www.newcareersinnursing.org

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Nurse Faculty Scholars
The goal of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Nurse Faculty Scholars program is to prepare the next generation of national leaders in academic nursing through career development awards for outstanding junior nursing faculty. The program aims to strengthen the academic productivity and overall excellence of nursing schools by providing mentorship, leadership training, salary and research support to young faculty.
www.rwjfnursefacultyscholars.org

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Physician Faculty Scholars
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Physician Faculty Scholars program is intended to strengthen the leadership and academic productivity of junior medical school faculty dedicated to improving health and health care. Under the program, Scholars receive funds to support a research project; receive national and local mentorship; and work with other talented Scholars.
http://rwjfpfsp.stanford.edu

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Scholars in Health Policy Research
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Scholars in Health Policy Research program is a two-year fellowship targeted to outstanding new Ph.D.s in economics, political science and sociology to advance their involvement in health policy research. Each year, the program enables up to 12 individuals to spend two years at one of three nationally prominent universities—Harvard University, the University of California at Berkeley (in collaboration with the University of California at San Francisco), and the University of Michigan.
www.healthpolicyscholars.org

Summer Medical and Dental Education Program
The Summer Medical and Dental Education program is a six-week summer academic enrichment program for freshman and sophomore students from underrepresented groups and economically disadvantaged backgrounds who are interested in pursuing careers in medicine or dentistry. Students receive academic enrichment in the basic sciences and math, as well as career development, limited clinical exposure and financial planning.
www.smdep.org

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