Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Programs for Career and Leadership Development
Provides four-year postdoctoral research awards to physicians and dentists from historically underrepresented groups who are committed to developing careers in academic medicine and to serving as role models for students and faculty of similar background.
Awards 12- to 24-month grants to early- to mid-career researchers and scholars who have been underrepresented in research and evaluation activities supported by RWJF.
Provides undergraduate college students traditionally underrepresented in graduate education a 10-week summer internship designed to make them stronger candidates for admission to graduate programs.
Provides leadership in health policy education, research and reform on a national, state and local level.
Offers a variety of fellowships to qualified social science scholars interested in pursuing careers in health policy, and serves as the only institution dedicated to increasing the number of leaders from Latino and American Indian communities who will help shape the future of our nation’s health and health care.
Offers physicians two years of graduate-level study and research to foster their development as leaders who are transforming U.S. health and health care. This program is supported in part through a collaboration with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
Recognizes the contributions that individuals make in overcoming daunting obstacles to improve health and health care in their communities.
Offers senior-level nurses a three-year leadership program that strengthens their ability to improve America’s health care system.
Provides two years of support to postdoctoral scholars, in the hope of producing leaders who will improve the nation’s health by addressing the full spectrum of factors that affect health and inform policy.
Offers exceptional mid-career health professionals and behavioral and social scientists a one-year (or longer) residential experience in Washington, D.C., that prepares them to influence the future of health care and accelerate their own career development.
Provides 24- to 60-month grants to innovative scholars from a wide range of fields to undertake ambitious, cutting-edge studies of significant health policy challenges facing America.
Provides talented junior faculty in academic nursing with three years of career development support through mentorship, leadership training, and salary and research support.
Prepares doctoral degree nurses to become distinguished leaders in health policy and includes an academic course of study grounded in real-world clinical experience and relevant research.
Provides two-year fellowships to new PhDs in economics, political science and sociology to advance their training in health policy research, helping them to make important research contributions to the nation's health policy.
Offers freshman and sophomore college students a six-week, summer academic enrichment program in the hope of increasing the competitiveness of college students from disadvantaged backgrounds for application to medical and dental school.
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Participating in Ladder to Leadership has been an extraordinary experience. I’m much more confident in my conflict-management and decision-making skills; and my network of community partners has expanded tremendously. The impact has spread to my supervisory staff, to other leaders within my organization, and to my community. In my native language I want to say Yaw^ Ko (yaw-uh-go)—which means ‘a big thank you’—to the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation for providing me with this pivotal leadership experience.