The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Policy Fellows program provides the nation’s most comprehensive fellowship experience at the nexus of health science, policy and politics in Washington, D.C. It is an outstanding opportunity for exceptional midcareer health professionals and behavioral and social scientists with an interest in health and health care policy. Fellows participate in the policy process at the federal level and use that leadership experience to improve health, health care, and health policy.
- Up to six grants of up to $165,000 each will be made in 2012.
- Each fellow will receive up to $94,000 for the Washington stay (September 1, 2012 through August 31, 2013) in salary, plus fringe benefits or fellowship stipend.
- Continued pre–approved leadership development activities may be conducted with any remaining funds within 12 months following the Washington year.
- Fellows will receive an additional allowance for relocation subject to limitations provided in detail on the program’s website.
- November 2, 2011 (3 p.m. ET)—Deadline for receipt of reference letters submitted online.
- November 9, 2011 (3 p.m. ET)—Deadline for receipt of applications submitted online.
- January 12, 2012—Selection of finalists.
- January 27, 2012 (3 p.m. ET)—Deadline for receipt of full proposals submitted online.
- February 1, 2012—Board interviews of finalists.
- February 2, 2012—Selection and notification.
- September 1, 2012—Start of grants.
Eligibility and Selection Criteria
- 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; social and behavioral health or health law.
- Applicants must be U.S. citizens, resident non-citizen nationals, or resident foreign nationals.
Complete selection criteria can be found in the Call for Applications.