Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Invites Applications for Clinical Scholars Program

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation is working alongside others to build a national Culture of Health that provides everyone in the United States a fair and just opportunity for health and well-being.

To that end, RWJF is inviting applications for its Clinical Scholars program, a three-year team-based program for a wide variety of health professionals in community, clinical, or academic settings (e.g., audiologists, clinical counselors, dentists, dieticians, nurses, nurse practitioners, nutritionists, occupational therapists, pharmacists, physical therapists, physicians, physician assistants, psychologists, social workers, speech therapists, veterinarians). Health professionals selected to participate in the program will engage in personal, in-depth leadership training in health equity and community engagement; collaborative work across disciplines and professions aimed at tackling problems that emerge from complex systems in communities; robust and customizable distance-based learning (eight to ten hours/month); required in-person team meetings/activities; planning and implementation of individual team’s “Wicked Problem Impact Project”; and mentoring and networking across all Clinical Scholars cohorts, other RWJF leadership programs, and with experts nationwide. Teams of three will receive grants of up to $315,000, while teams of five will receive grants of up to $525,000. RWJF is seeking up to thirty-five individuals (in teams of three to five) with the potential to become national change leaders in their focus areas and a demonstrated long-term commitment to fostering and achieving health equity.

Each team member must: have five or more years of clinical practice experience post-training and licensure in his or her chosen health profession; be at least 21 years old as of September 1, 2020; be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States, or an individual granted Deferred Action for Childhood arrivals (DACA) status by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service at the time of application; and currently work as a clinical health professional, either as a clinical supervisor or administrator.

To be eligible, the team must be sponsored by an applicant organization that will manage the award.

See the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation website for complete program guidelines and application instructions.

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Deadline: March 01, 2020