How to Apply

Each year, Health Policy Research Scholars welcomes up to 50 new scholars.

Applications are now open for the 2018 cohort.
Deadline: March 14, 2018
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“I am excited to participate in the HPRS program because its emphasis on creating a Culture of Health emphasizes the importance of individuals’ social and historical contexts in understanding and working to eradicate health disparities.”


PhD student, Sociology, Brown University



Applicants must be:

  • Full-time doctoral students who are entering second-year of their program.
  • From underrepresented populations and/or disadvantaged backgrounds.
  • Pursuing a research-focused discipline that can advance a Culture of Health.
  • Interested in health policy and interdisciplinary approaches.

The best way to see who this program is for is to meet our current scholars. But keep in mind that this is just the start—the experience will only grow stronger as new scholars from many other backgrounds, disciplines and perspectives round out this growing group. Imagine yourself on the team!

2018 APPLICATION timeline

Webinars for prospective applicants to learn more
Call for applications
Application deadline
march 14
Applications reviewed
Applicant interviews
Selection meetings
Second cohort notified of acceptance
Program begins
sept 1
Required in-person program launch for all participants

* Timeline subject to change. Check back for updates.

Application Process Overview

Here is a quick guide to help you prepare a successful application.

  • Step 1: Learn
  • Step 2: Register to Apply
  • Step 3: Gather Application Materials
  • Step 4: Get in Touch