RWJF believes that leadership for health equity (individuals, organizations, or communities co-creating an emerging future in which everyone has a fair and just opportunity for health and well-being) is an essential lever for change, especially the complex change needed to dismantle structural racism. Our leadership development programs support and connect participants to enhance their influence as leaders, researchers, and advisers to achieve greater equity in communities across our country.
The Harold Amos Medical Faculty Development Program offers four-year postdoctoral research awards to physicians, dentists, and nurses from historically marginalized backgrounds. Scholars should be committed to working toward eliminating health disparities by achieving senior rank in academic medicine, dentistry, or nursing.
The program provides scholars with:
• development of research, academic, and leadership skills;
• ongoing mentoring by a distinguished national advisory committee;
• a grounding in the social determinants of health, health equity, and the elements of a Culture of Health;
• growth in communications skills to advance the impact of scholars’ research and scholarship in the field.
In this grant cycle, RWJF will fund up to 10 four-year awards of up to $420,000 each. Scholars will receive an annual stipend of up to $75,000 each, complemented by a $30,000 annual grant to support research activities.
Do you share our vision for leadership—and want to take the next step in your leadership journey? We encourage you to explore the Harold Amos Medical Faculty Development Program.