Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Welcomes Proposals for Harold Amos Medical Faculty Development Program

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has issued a call for proposals for the Harold Amos Medical Faculty Development Program (AMFDP).

The program provides four-year postdoctoral research awards to physicians, dentists, and nurses from historically marginalized backgrounds who are committed to working toward eliminating health disparities by achieving senior rank in academic medicine, dentistry, or nursing. The program provides scholars with funds for the development of their research and 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; and coaching in communications skills to advance the impact oftheir  research and scholarship.

In this grant cycle, RWJF will fund up to ten four-year awards of up to $420,000 each. Scholars will receive an annual stipend of up to $75,000, complemented by a $30,000 annual grant in  support of their research activities.

To be eligible, applicants must be a physician, dentist, or nurse from a historically marginalized group; a citizen or permanent resident of the United States at the time of application, or an individual 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 the foundation consider adjustments in eligibility and grant terms); and be in the process of completing or have completed their formal clinical training. RWJF will give preference to those who have recently completed their formal clinical training or, in the case of nurses, their research doctorate.

In addition, the university, school, or research institution must be either a public entity or nonprofit organization that is tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and not a private foundation or non-functionally integrated Type III supporting organization, and be based in the United States or one of its territories.

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

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Deadline: March 15, 2021