Registration Due Date: 06/16/21
Provider Organization: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
About the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) is the nation’s largest philanthropy dedicated solely to health. Since 1972, they’ve supported research and programs targeting some of America’s most pressing health issues—from substance abuse to improving access to quality health care. And they have witnessed great progress. But they have also noticed that the nation has worked to improve health by focusing primarily on the health care system—when in fact, people’s health is influenced significantly by where they live, learn, work, and play. And time and time again, they have come to recognize that no matter the issue, no single organization or sector can change the trajectory of America’s health alone. By working alongside many others, they can bring about meaningful change, now and for generations to come.
About the Opportunity
Health Equity Scholars for Action (HES4A) is designed to enhance the supports, resources, and community necessary for participants to thrive professionally and personally, and in turn, be better able to contribute to and expand health equity-related research and evidence that can help build a Culture of Health. The goal of HES4A is to support the career development and academic advancement of researchers from historically underrepresented backgrounds who conduct health equity research. Grants will be awarded to address the challenges that underrepresented researchers experience, help them overcome obstacles to earning tenure, and make progress toward acquiring independent research funding. Grants will support three aspects of career development: research, mentorship, and connection with a community of support.
Letters of intent are due June 16, 2021. Full proposals are due September 1, 2021.