Call for RWJF Scholars in Health Policy Research Program in USA, 2014/16

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation is offering research fellowships to creative health policy thinkers and researchers within the disciplines of economics, political science and sociology. Each year the program selects up to nine highly qualified individuals for two-year fellowships at one of three nationally prominent universities with the expectation that they will make important research contributions to future U.S. health policy. Scholars will receive stipends of $89,000 each year of the two-year fellowship. Application deadline is October 8, 2013.. The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) Scholars in Health Policy Research Program is intended to foster the development of a new generation of creative thinkers in health policy research within the disciplines of economics, political science and sociology. In the 2013 – 2015 cohort, the program will enable up to 9 highly qualified individuals to undertake two-year fellowships at one of three nationally prominent universities – Harvard University, the University of California-Berkeley (in collaboration with the University of California-San Francisco); and The University of Michigan. Scholars have access to the full range of university resources and receive a stipend from the University of $89,000 per year. Limited financial support is available for research-related expenses. Scholars will be free of teaching, consulting and administrative responsibilities during their time in the program.. Fellowship is available for research program at one of three nationally prominent universities with the expectation that they will make important research contributions to future U.S. health policy.
The research areas of this scholarship are: Not provided
Who can apply to this scholarship? Program applicants must have received a doctoral degree in Economics, Political Science or Sociology during the time period noted below. Preference will be given to applicants who have not previously worked extensively in the areas of health or health policy research. The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Scholars in Health Policy Research program embraces diverse racial, ethnic and gender perspectives and encourages applications from candidates who come from groups that historically have been underrepresented in the three disciplines of interest (economics, political science and sociology).
· Receipt of Degree: Applicants must have received a doctoral degree, as noted above, after January 1, 2009 but no later than July 15, 2014. For those expecting to receive degrees in 2014, all degree requirements must be completed by July 15, 2014.
· Citizenship: Applicants must be United States Citizens or Permanent Resident Green Card holders at the time of application.
Benefits of the scholarship:  Scholars will receive stipends of $89,000 each year of the two-year fellowship. Scholars have access to the full range of university resources, such as faculty, libraries and computers. In addition, they receive office space, administrative staff support, a research budget, travel support, access to health insurance and a moving allowance.
More information about the fellowship:
Duration: Duration of fellowship program is of two years.
Number of scholarships: Not provided

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