Health Policy Research Scholars

2016 Call for Applications

  • Release Date: February 22, 2016

Purpose

The goal of Health Policy Research Scholars is to create a large cadre of diverse doctoral students from multiple (nonclinical, research-focused) disciplines—students whose research, connections, and leadership will inform and influence policy toward a Culture of Health. Specifically, we aim to recruit doctoral students from a variety of social sciences (e.g., urban planning, health, economics, ethnography, education, social work, etc.) who are training to be researchers. For the 2016 cohort, the Health Policy Research Scholars program will enroll up to 50 scholars who are interested in health policy research and from underrepresented populations and/or disadvantaged backgrounds. Examples of eligible individuals include, but are not limited to, first-generation college graduates, individuals from lower socioeconomic backgrounds, individuals from racial and ethnic groups underrepresented in doctoral programs, and individuals with disabilities. Health Policy Research Scholars will be completed concurrently with the doctoral program and is designed to enhance and enrich the doctoral program.  For more information, see the full Call for Applications.

Total Awards

The Health Policy Research Scholars program will award stipends for up to 50 scholars for the 2016 cohort. Each scholar will receive an annual stipend of up to $30,000 for up to four years. Participants may continue in the Health Policy Research Scholars program, without the annual stipend, for a fifth year, or until they complete their doctoral program, whichever occurs first. Scholars will also be eligible for dissertation grants of up to $10,000 if the proposed dissertation is related to health policy research.

Key Dates

February 25, 2016 (1–2 p.m. ET)
Webinar for potential applicants of all four Change Leadership Programs. A recording is available here.

March 3, 2016 (12–1 p.m. ET)
Webinar for interested applicants of the Health Policy Research Scholars program.
A recording is available here.
The event slides are available here.

March 30, 2016 (12-1:00 p.m. ET)
Webinar for potential applicants of all four Change Leadership Programs.
A recording is available here.

April 19, 2016 (3 p.m. ET)
Deadline for receipt of full applications.

June 1–June 24, 2016
Semifinalist applicant interviews.

June 24, 2016
Deadline for receipt of semifinalist supplemental applications.

Mid-July 2016
Finalists notified of funding recommendations.

September 1, 2016
Program begins. Stipend funding initiated for program participants.

September 25-28, 2016
Fall Institute, Princeton, N.J.

Eligibility and Selection Criteria

The Health Policy Research Scholars program is open to full-time doctoral students from underrepresented populations and/or disadvantaged backgrounds, entering the first or second year of their doctoral program (by September 2016), from any nonclinical discipline, who are training to be  researchers and are interested in health policy research. Health Policy Research Scholars is not intended for students pursuing a clinical doctorate without a research focus. Rather, the program is designed for doctoral students from a variety of social sciences (e.g., urban planning, health, economics, ethnography, education, social work).

THIS SOLICITATION CLOSED:
April 19, 2016, 3:00 p.m. ET

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