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.
Fellows will receive five years of funding support including paid tuition, a $27,000 annual stipend and health insurance. Fellows also have access to travel funds for research or conferences, as well as statistical and writing support staff, office space and the use of a laptop computer for the duration of their fellowship. 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 2013-2014 must be enrolled full-time in a social science department doctoral program (minimum 9 graduate credit hours) each semester.
Students who are applying to, or who are currently enrolled in a Ph.D. program in a social science department at UNM are eligible for this award. Please mention in the Ph.D. program application “letter of intent” that you wish to be considered for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Doctoral Fellowships at the University of New Mexico. Ph.D. students from any social science program at UNM may apply; however we especially seek applicants from in Economics, Political Science and Sociology. Please keep in mind that you do not need a M.A. before applying to the Ph.D. Program in many of the social science programs. In most cases you can apply with a B.A. and you will earn a M.A. enroute to earning the Ph.D. Applicants who are Ph.D. candidates and who are no longer taking classes in their program are eligible for funding but their award will only be renewable for up to two years of total funding. All students accepting RWJF Center awards for 2014-15 must be enrolled full-time in a social science department doctoral program (minimum nine graduate credit hours) each semester and remain in good academic standing with their department. 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.