Dec 20 2012
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RWJF Human Capital Calls for Proposals

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) provides grants for people and projects in the United States and U.S. territories that advance the Foundation’s mission to improve the health and health care of all Americans. The following are the current funding opportunities from RWJF’s Human Capital portfolio:

New Careers in Nursing
A program of RWJF and the American Association of Colleges of Nursing, New Careers in Nursing is a scholarship program to help alleviate the nursing shortage and increase the diversity of nursing professionals. Schools of nursing may apply for between five and 30 scholarships per year to be awarded to students from groups underrepresented in nursing or who are economically disadvantaged. Among other qualifying factors, applicant institutions must offer an entry-level accelerated baccalaureate nursing program or master’s nursing program for non-nursing college graduates, and be accredited by a U.S. Department of Education-recognized nursing accrediting agency to be considered for an award. A total of up to 400 scholarship awards will be made during this funding cycle. The deadline is January 9, 2013. Learn more.

RWJF Executive Nurse Fellows
The RWJF Executive Nurse Fellows program is a three-year advanced leadership program for nurses who aspire to lead and shape health care locally and nationally. Up to 20 fellows will strengthen and improve their leadership abilities related to improving health and health care. 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, or national professional, governmental and policy organizations. The deadline is January 15, 2013. Learn more.

RWJF Investigator Awards
The RWJF Investigator Awards in Health Policy Research program supports educational and other nonprofit institutions where highly qualified individuals propose to undertake broad studies of America’s most challenging policy issues in health and health care. Grants are awarded to institutions to support Investigators from a variety of disciplines for innovative research projects that have national policy relevance. Applications must be submitted by an educational institution or nonprofit organization that is tax-exempt with which the proposed Investigator is affiliated. Approximately eight awards will be made to selected institutions and organizations. The deadline is January 16, 2013. Learn more.

RWJF Nurse Faculty Scholars
The RWJF Nurse Faculty Scholars program is working to develop 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, and salary and research support to young faculty. Applicants must be registered nurses who have achieved high levels of education and nursing research, and must be in an academic position that could lead to tenure for at least two years and no more than five years at the start of the program. Up to 12 awards will be given. The deadline is February 12, 2013. Learn more.

RWJF Clinical Scholars
The RWJF Clinical Scholars program, a collaboration of RWJF and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, seeks to foster the development of physicians who will lead the transformation of Americans’ health and health care. These future leaders will conduct innovative research and work with communities, organizations, practitioners and policy-makers to address issues essential to the health and well-being of all Americans. Eligible applicants must be committed to a career in academic medicine, public health, health policy or another career congruent with the program’s purposes and priorities of developing physician leaders and skilled researchers; applicants must also have completed the clinical requirements of their residency training by the date of entry into the program. Up to 20 applicants will be selected in 2013 for an appointment beginning in summer 2014. The deadline is February 28, 2013. Learn more.

See all the current calls for proposals from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

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