The Harold Amos Medical Faculty Development Program was established by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to increase the number of faculty from historically disadvantaged backgrounds who are pursuing senior rank in academic medicine, dentistry, or nursing and who can serve as a model for others from similar backgrounds. The program defines the term “historically disadvantaged” to mean the challenges facing individuals because of their race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, and similar factors.
Through the program, the foundation will make four-year postdoctoral research awards to physicians, dentists, and nurses from historically disadvantaged backgrounds who are committed to advancing their careers and achieving senior rank in their field; fostering the development of future leaders within their field; improving the heath of underserved populations; and/or working toward understanding and eliminating health disparities by achieving senior rank in academic medicine, dentistry, or nursing.
The program will award as many as ten awards of up to $420,000 comprising an annual stipend of $75,000 and an annual grant of $30,000 in support of the recipient’s research activities.
To be eligible, applicants must be a physician, dentist, or nurse from an historically disadvantaged background (ethnic, financial or educational); be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States; and have completed or be in the process of completing their formal clinical training. Preference will be given to those who have recently completed their formal clinical training.
See the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation website for complete program guidelines and application instructions.