CALLS FOR APPLICATION: Health Policy Research Scholars- John Hopkins University

I’m excited to announce that Calls for Application open this week for Health Policy Research Scholars. This is a new leadership development opportunity for full-time doctoral students from underrepresented populations or historically disadvantaged backgrounds training to be researchers—in many fields—and interested in health policy research. The goal of this program is to create a large cadre of diverse scholars whose research, connections, and leadership will inform and influence policy toward a Culture of Health.

For more information on the program, who is eligible, and how to apply, please see the attached fact sheet or visit We will host an introductory webinar on March 3rd at 12 noon (EST); email to sign up for updates. I hope you will share this announcement with others at your institution and in your network who may be interested in this opportunity.

This is a national, five-year program led by Johns Hopkins University. It is one of four national change leadership programs, designed by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to extend the influence and impact of leaders working to build a Culture of Health. Please visit for an overview of all the programs.

Applications are open now through April 19 for programs beginning this fall. Each year the program will select up to 50 first- or second-year doctoral scholars pursuing research-focused degrees in an eligible discipline that can advance a Culture of Health. Participants receive an annual stipend up to $30,000 for up to four years and are eligible for a competitive dissertation grant of up to $10,000.

If you know of doctoral students, who are committed to building healthy communities, please share this announcement and refer them to our website at . If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Thomas A. LaVeist, PhD
William C. & Nancy F. Richardson Professor in Health Policy
Director, National Center for Health Policy Research Scholars
Director, Hopkins Center for Health Disparities Solutions
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
624 North Broadway, Suite 441
Baltimore, Maryland, USA 21205