Training Leaders Toward a Culture of Health

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) is currently accepting applications for four of their leadership development programs. These programs are “designed to extend the influence and impact of leaders working to build a Culture of Health” through a combination of in-person gatherings and virtual trainings.

  • Culture of Health Leaders: Designed for leaders across the spectrum of fields that contribute to advancing health and equity, agriculture, education, art, and more, this program aims to break down silos across interdisciplinary sectors. Selected leaders will receive an annual stipend for three consecutive years and initiate a Culture of Health project in the third year. Application deadline: February 15.
  • Interdisciplinary Research Leaders: Designed for three-person, multidisciplinary teams of researchers and community partners who focus on using research-based action to meet the most pressing needs of communities. The training and projects of this year’s cohort will focus on “youth development approaches for the prevention of violence and promotion of health” and “community and individual resilience and health.” Researchers on a team must have a terminal degree or a combination of a master’s degree and professional experience, as well as a history of published research. Selected teams will receive annual funding for each team member as well as funding for their three-year project. Application deadline: March 8.
  • Clinical Scholars: Designed for teams of clinicians from a range of disciplines who are interested in tackling complex problems and leading health equity change in their communities. For this program, the applicants are the organizations, represented by two to five clinicians from each. To be eligible, participants must have completed their clinical training at least five years ago and be licensed in their chosen profession. Selected teams will receive an annual stipend for three consecutive years to design and implement a final project. Application deadline: March 8.
  • Health Policy Research Scholars: Designed for those from underrepresented populations or disadvantaged backgrounds who have an interest in policy or public health research, this program will help support PhD students’ studies. Applicants must be accepted to or in their first year of a PhD program to be eligible. Those selected will receive an annual stipend for up to four years while they complete their doctoral program, as well as support and mentoring for their dissertation, training on leadership and health topics, and more. Application deadline: March 29.

Not sure which one is right for you? Use RWJF’s handy Program Finder tool to match you to the perfect program. For more information on each program, visit their individual websites linked above.