Who is Health Policy Research Scholars for?
Doctoral students from a variety of disciplines—such as urban planning, political science,
economics, anthropology, education, social work, geography, and sociology—who are committed to
using policy change to advance population health and health equity.
Applicants must be:
- Full-time doctoral students who are entering the second year of their programs in fall 2022
and do not expect to graduate before spring/summer 2025.
- From historically marginalized backgrounds and/or populations underrepresented in specific
- Pursuing a research-focused discipline that can advance a Culture of Health.
- Interested in health policy and interdisciplinary approaches.
What do scholars receive?
- Annual award funding of up to $30,000 for up to four years or until they complete their
doctoral program (whichever is sooner).
- Mentoring and training in health policy and leadership.
- Professional ties to public health and policy leaders and innovators from diverse fields.
- Opportunity to compete for an additional dissertationgrant of up to $10,000.
- Membership in a network of scholars and alumni for research and advocacy collaborations.