Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health & Society Scholars

2013-2014 Call for Applications

  • Release Date: April 15, 2013


The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health & Society Scholars program provides two years of support to postdoctoral scholars at all stages of their careers to build the nation’s capacity for research and leadership to address the multiple determinants of population health and contribute to policy change. The program is based on the principle that progress in the field of population health depends upon collaboration and exchange across disciplines and sectors. Its goal is to improve health by training scholars to:

  1. investigate the connections among biological, genetic, behavioral, environmental, economic, and social determinants of health; and
  2. develop, evaluate and disseminate knowledge, interventions, and policies that integrate and act on these determinants to improve health.

Total Awards

Up to 12 scholars will be selected for two-year appointments beginning in the fall of 2014. Scholars will receive an annual stipend of $80,000.


Key Dates

  • July 17, 2013—Online application system becomes available at
  • September 20, 2013 (5 p.m. ET)—Deadline for receipt of applications and references.
  • January 2014—Finalist interviews.
  • Mid-to-late February 2014—Notification of acceptance.
  • September 2014—Scholars enter the program at participating universities.


Eligibility and Selection Criteria

To be eligible, scholars must:

  • have completed doctoral training by the time of entry into the program (September 2014) in one of a variety of fields, including, but not limited to, the behavioral and social sciences; the biological and natural sciences; health professions; public policy; public health; history; demography; environmental sciences; urban planning; and engineering;
  • have significant research experience;
  • connect their research interests to substantive population health concerns; and
  • be U.S. Citizens or Permanent Resident Green Card Holders at the time of application and must not be receiving support from other research fellowships/traineeships at the time they begin the program.

September 20, 2013, 5:00 p.m. ET


Gerard P. Lebeda, deputy director
(212) 419-3566