Robert Wood Johnson Foundation: Harold Amos Medical Faculty Development Program

Application deadline: March 15, 2023

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation believes that leadership for health equity (individuals, organizations, or communities co-creating an emerging future in which everyone has a fair and just opportunity for health and wellbeing) is an essential lever for change, especially the complex change needed to dismantle structural racism.

The Harold Amos Medical Faculty Development Program (AMFDP) offers four-year postdoctoral research awards to physicians, dentists, and nurses from historically marginalized backgrounds. We expect scholars to spend at least 70 percent of their time engaged in research. Scholars should be committed to working toward eliminating health disparities especially within underserved populations; to support succeeding AMFDP scholars; and to achieving senior rank in academic medicine, dentistry, or nursing.

The program provides scholars with:

    • development of research, academic, and leadership skills;
    • ongoing mentoring by a distinguished national advisory committee;
    • a grounding in the social determinants of health, health equity, and the elements of a Culture of Health;
    • growth in communications skills to advance the impact of scholars’ research and scholarship in the field.

In this grant cycle, RWJF will fund up to 10 four-year awards of up to $420,000 each. Scholars will receive an annual stipend of up to $75,000 each, complemented by a $30,000 annual grant to support research activities.

Interested faculty members should thoroughly review the website (Harold Amos Medical Faculty Development Program) for information about the Foundation’s grantmaking priorities and practices.  If you have a question about whether or not a proposed project is a good fit, you may contact Meredith Fogleman or Zoe Metcalf. Once you are ready to apply for a grant, Zoe Metcalf will assist you with the submission process.