Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholars

2012-2013 Call for Applications

  • Release Date: November 1, 2012


The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) are collaborating to foster the development of physicians who will lead the transformation of Americans’ health and health care through the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholars program. 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.

Total Awards

We will select up to 20 individuals in 2013 for appointments beginning July 1, 2014. First year scholar stipend is $67,000 with an increase the second year. In some cases, VA stipends may be higher. Additional financial support is provided for research projects and professional travel.

Key Dates

  • February 28, 2013 (5 p.m. ET)—Deadline for receipt of applications.
  • April 12, 2013—Interviews completed.
  • July 1, 2013—Notification of acceptance.
  • July 1, 2014—Entry of selected scholars into the program at participating universities.

Eligibility and Selection Criteria

To be eligible, physicians 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;
  • be highly regarded by those responsible for their clinical training;
  • complete the clinical requirements of their residency training by the date of entry
    into the program (except for surgeons); and
  • be U.S. Citizens or permanent residents. Both MDs and DOs are eligible to apply.

We embrace racial, ethnic and gender diversity and encourage applications from candidates with diverse backgrounds and clinical disciplines.

February 28, 2013, 5:00 p.m. ET



Kristin Siebenaler, deputy director
Office: (919) 843-1351