Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Executive Nurse Fellows

2012 Call for Applications

  • Release Date: September 15, 2011


The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Executive Nurse Fellows 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.

Total Awards

  • 20 fellowships will be awarded for the 2013 cohort.
  • Fellowship resources: up to $35,000 over three years.

Key Dates

  • November 2, 2012 (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 15, 2013 (3 p.m. ET)—Deadline for receipt of applications.
  • Mid-May 2013—Semifinalist interviews with the national advisory committee.
  • Late May 2013—Notification of awards.

Eligibility and Selection Criteria

  • 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, or national professional, governmental and policy organizations.
  • Individual candidates for receipt of award funds must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents at the time of application.
  • Applicants must have the support of their employing organization to fully engage in all curricular, action learning and leadership project components of the program.
  • 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.

Full selection criteria can be found in the Call for Applications.

January 15, 2013, 3:00 p.m. ET



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