Dissertation Fellowships in all disciplines

 

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) Center for Health Policy at the University of New Mexico will award up to one new dissertation fellowship of $24,000 each with full tuition remission and student health insurance for the 2012-2013 academic year. All awards are subject to available funding and are annual (twelve months) with the possibility of renewal for students in good academic standing. Applicants must demonstrate an interest in health disparities research or health policy analysis that aligns with the mission of the Center. 


DOCTORAL DISSERTATION FELLOWSHIPS

Up to 1 new award @ $24,000 each (renewable for up to 2 years of total funding)

Applicants must be currently enrolled in a Ph.D. program in the social sciences at UNM and demonstrate an interest in health disparities research or health policy analysis. Preference will be given to students who have completed all coursework and qualifying exams, and working on a dissertation that is associated with the mission of the Center.  


APPLICATION PROCEDURE

Applicants must submit the application form plus a written statement (maximum 500 words) that highlights experience or background in the research or study of health disparities or health policy analysis, copy of their application to (or letter of acceptance in) a social science doctoral program at UNM, GRE scores, copies of all college transcripts, a current curriculum vitae, a writing sample, and 3 academic letters of reference.

The application form and support materials checklist can be found here

Applications should be submitted electronically by or before February 17, 2012. 


OTHER BENEFITS

The RWJF Center for Health Policy provides fellows with opportunities to engage in a variety of experiences that will enhance their scholarship skills, including travel for research purposes, to attend national meetings, and to engage in a wide variety of research programs and projects. The particular program of study is designed by each doctoral fellow in collaboration with a department advisor and Center staff prior to the start of the award year.

All students accepting RWJF Center awards for 2012-13 must be enrolled full-time in a social science department doctoral program (minimum 9 graduate credit hours) each semester. 


DEADLINES

The deadline for new doctoral fellow applications is Friday, February 17, 2012. Awards will be announced in early March. 


FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

For more information please contact recruitment coordinator and Assistant Director Dr. Gabriel Sanchez at sanchezg@unm.edu or (505)277-3337. 


ABOUT THE RWJF CENTER

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Center for Health Policy at the University of New Mexico is the only health policy center dedicated to increasing the number of leaders from Latino and American Indian communities who will help shape the future of our nation’s health care and health policy. A collaboration between the University of New Mexico and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the RWJF Center for Health Policy focuses on inserting the perspectives of Latino, American Indian and other underrepresented groups into the most pressing health policy debates. 


ABOUT THE ROBERT WOOD JOHNSON FOUNDATION

To create the best health care services for all Americans, the country needs a diverse group of leaders in Washington and in academic circles who represent the interests, cultures and needs of this incredibly diverse nation. For more than 35 years, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has worked with a diverse group of organizations and individuals to identify solutions and achieve comprehensive, meaningful and timely change to the health and health care issues facing our country. As a leading Hispanic-serving institution with a medical school, colleges of nursing and pharmacy, a public health program, and doctoral-level programs in economics, political science and sociology, the University of New Mexico is uniquely positioned to assist the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation in its mission of improving the health and health care of all Americans.