How to Apply

The Call for Applications for the 2014-2015 Fellowship is now available.  

Purpose

 

Key Dates and Deadlines

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Policy Fellows program provides the nation’s most comprehensive fellowship experience at the nexus of health science, policy and politics in Washington, D.C. It is an outstanding opportunity for exceptional midcareer health professionals and behavioral and social scientists with an interest in health and health care policy promoting the health of the nation. Fellows participate in the policy process at the federal level and use that leadership experience to improve health, health care and health policy.

The fellowship requires, at a minimum, a 12-month residential experience in Washington, D.C., with additional support for health policy leadership development activities. The program will select up to six fellows.

 

Informational Web Conference calls

Informational web conference call will be held on October 9, 2013 (11 a.m. ET) and November 1, 2013 (2 p.m. ET). Registration to participate in the informational web conference call is now closed.

 

September 6, 2013
Launch of Call for Applications for 2014-2015 fellowship.

October 9, 2013 (11 a.m. ET)
Information web conference call.

November 1, 2013 (2 p.m. ET)
Information web conference call.

November 13, 2013 (3 p.m. ET)
Deadline for submission of applications.

January 9, 2014
Selection of finalists.

January 31, 2014 (3 p.m. ET)
Deadline for submission of full application for finalists.

February 12, 2014
Board interviews of finalists.

February 13, 2014
Selection and notification.

Inquiries
Phone: (202) 334-1506
E-mail: info@healthpolicyfellows.org

Direction and technical assistance for this program is provided by the Institute of Medicine (IOM) at the National Academies, which serves as the National Program Office (NPO) under the direction of the RWJF Health Policy Fellows Advisory Board.

A complete application includes:

  • An up-to-date curriculum vitae (no more than 5 pages).
  • A one-page biographical sketch (not the form submitted for NIH grants, but an essay).
  • Two separate essays on the following topics:
    • The reasons you want to be an RWJF Health Policy Fellow, including a discussion of
      your major strengths and qualifications for the program and how this fellowship
      experience will fit with your career plans (300 words).
    • A brief essay on a contemporary health policy topic (250–500 words).

Applicants who become finalists will be invited to complete a full proposal that will include a proposed budget of $165,000.

Track 1 applicants will also submit a letter from their sponsoring institution’s chief executive officer affirming the institution’s willingness to serve as an adviser to the applicant; to cultivate the fellow’s growth as a health policy leader during the funding period of up to 24 months; and to administer the grant and comply with RWJF’s grant reporting requirements.

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RWJF does not provide individual critiques of applications submitted.