To be eligible for this award, applicants must be physicians, dentists, or nurses who:
- are from historically disadvantaged backgrounds 
- are U.S. citizens, permanent residents at the time of application, or individuals granted Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (“DACA”) status by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services  at the time of application (changes in federal policy or law may necessitate that we consider adjustments in eligibility and grant terms);
- are completing or have completed their formal clinical training (we will give preference to those who have recently completed their formal clinical training or—in the case of nurses—their research doctorate);
- are not related by blood or marriage to any Officer  or Trustee of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, or be a descendant of its founder, Robert Wood Johnson.
Federal, state, tribal, and local government employees who are not considered government officials  under Section 4946 of the Internal Revenue Code are eligible to apply.
Physicians must be Board-eligible to apply for this program. A dental applicant must be a general dentist with a master’s degree or a PhD or have completed advanced dental education. Nurse applicants must be registered nurses with a research doctorate in nursing or a related discipline completed by the application deadline.
Full eligibility criteria (including footnotes) are available in the CFA.