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Health Policy Fellows (USA)

The Health Policy Fellows from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation is an outstanding opportunity for exceptional mid-career health professionals and behavioral/social scientists with an interest in health and healthcare policy. Exceptional midcareer professionals from academic faculties; government (including military, federal departments and agencies, U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs, U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps, and state offices who are not considered government officials under Section 4946 of the Internal Revenue Code) are welcome to apply. Applicants must have an advanced degree in one of the following disciplines: medicine, nursing, public health, allied health professions, biomedical sciences, dentistry, economics or other social sciences, health services organization and administration, social and behavioral health, or the law. Applicants whose official job description or responsibilities are primarily government relations or advocacy are not eligible to apply. Applicants must be US citizens or permanent residents and should give full-time commitment with a minimum 12-month residence in Washington, D.C. Post the 12-month residential period, the Washington stay can be extended on request approval through the legislative session or until December 31, 2024. The fellowship begins in September with an intensive three-and-a-half-month orientation arranged by the National Academy of Medicine (NAM).

The organization has decided on funding up to six awards of up to $165,000 each in 2023. During the first 12 months of the fellowship, a stipend of up to $104,000 (not to exceed the fellow’s salary prior to entering the program) in fellowship funds may be requested.

The deadline for the preliminary applications is due on November 7, 2022. Upon selection of finalists, the final application deadline is on February 14, 2023.

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