Eligibility Criteria - Cohort 20 (2013-2015)
Field of Study
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, 2008 but no later than July 15, 2013. For those expecting to receive degrees in 2013, all degree requirements must be completed by July 15, 2013.
Applicants must be United States Citizens or Permanent Resident Green Card holders at the time of application.
Applicants cannot be related by blood or marriage to any Officer* or Trustee of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, or be a descendant of the Foundation’s founder, Robert Wood Johnson.
*The Officers are the Chairman of the Board of Trustees; President and CEO; Chief of Staff; General Counsel; Secretary; and Assistant Secretary of the Foundation.
If accepted, applicants must not receive support from other research fellowships/traineeships while enrolled in the program.