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.
To be eligible, scholars must:
- have completed doctoral training by the time of entry into the program (September 2013) 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, engineering and ethics;
- 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.
The program is based on the principle that progress in the field of population health depends upon multidisciplinary collaboration and exchange. Its goal is to improve health by training scholars to:
- investigate the connections among biological, genetic, behavioral, environmental, economic and social determinants of health; and
- develop, evaluate and disseminate knowledge, interventions and policies that integrate and act on these determinants to improve health.
- September 21, 2012 (5 p.m. ET)—Deadline for receipt of applications.
- January 2013—Finalist interviews.
- Mid-to-late Februry 2013—Notification of acceptance.
- September 2013—Scholars enter the program at participating universities.
Gerard P. Lebeda, deputy director
Office: (212) 419-3566