Health Policy Fellowships and Awards

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Policy Fellows

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Policy Fellows program is an opportunity for exceptional mid-career health professionals and behavioral and social scientists with an interest in health to participate in health policy processes at the federal level. Fellows are then able to use this experience to provide leadership to improve health, health care and health policy at the national, state or local levels. Fellows receive a comprehensive orientation with the nation’s preeminent health policy leaders, followed by a full-time work assignment on Capitol Hill or in the executive branch. Working directly with elected officials and congressional staff, fellows have the opportunity to draft legislative proposals, arrange hearings, brief legislators for committee sessions and floor debates, and serve as the liaison between elected officials and the executive branch, interest groups, trade associations, think tanks, and the health care community. Up to 6 fellows will be selected for the program each year. Each fellowship includes a minimum 1-year residential experience in Washington, D.C., which prepares individuals to influence the future of health care and accelerate their own career development. Fellows are able to continue their health policy activities for up to 12 months after the Washington placement period. By developing expertise in health science, policy and politics, fellows are able to create informed health policy while advancing their careers. Learn More

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Investigator Awards in Health Policy Research

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Investigator Awards in Health Policy Research supports innovative scholars from a wide range of fields to undertake ambitious, cutting-edge studies of significant health policy challenges facing America. This highly-competitive program provides one of the few funding opportunities for outstanding researchers throughout the stages of their careers to explore bold new ideas for improving the nation’s health or health care system. The program awards 24- to 60-month grants of up to $335,000 to fund new research projects that have national policy relevance. Grant funds are to be used primarily for project salary support for the principal investigator(s). Investigators must be prepared to commit substantial time to the project. Learn More

University of Washington Community Psychiatry Research Fellowship

The Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Washington School of Medicine offers a state-funded training program in community and public psychiatry through the Division of Public Behavioral Health and Justice Policy (PBHJP). This program provides training in consultation, public policy, administration, prevention, research and evaluation. There is extensive exposure to executive, legislative, and judicial developments, with fellows participating in the complex process that shapes public policy. Each training experience includes intensively supervised clinical placements in both community and public sector institutional settings. This fellowship is available at the PGY 5 or 6 level. Psychiatric fellows in the PBHJP are expected to balance clinical, training and research activities. In general, fellows devote 60% of their time to clinical consultation activities, with 10% being given to training and 30% dedicated to research or policy development. These fellowship positions begin on July 1 and end on June 30 of the following year and may be extended for an additional year. Learn More


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