Harold Amos Medical Faculty Development Program (AMFDP) -- Call for Applications

Funding Agency:
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

The Harold Amos Medical Faculty Development Program (AMFDP) offers four-year postdoctoral research awards to physicians, dentists, and nurses from historically disadvantaged backgrounds. Scholars should be committed to working toward eliminating health disparities by achieving senior rank in academic medicine, dentistry, or nursing.

The program provides scholars with:

  • development of research, academic, and leadership skills;
  • ongoing mentoring by a distinguished national advisory committee;
  • a grounding in the social determinants of health, health equity, and the elements of a Culture of Health.

In this grant cycle, RWJF will fund up to 10 four-year awards of up to $420,000 each. Scholars will receive an annual stipend of up to $75,000 each, complemented by a $30,000 annual grant to support research activities.

Deadline: Mar. 18, 2020

Agency Website

Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible for this award, applicants must be physicians, dentists, or nurses who:

  • are from historically disadvantaged backgrounds;
  • are U.S. citizens, permanent residents at the time of application, or individuals granted Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) status by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services  at the time of application (changes in federal policy or law may necessitate that we consider adjustments in eligibility and grant terms);
  • are completing or have completed their formal clinical training (we will give preference to those who have recently completed their formal clinical training or—in the case of nurses—their research doctorate); 
  • are not related by blood or marriage to any Officer or Trustee of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, or a descendant of its founder, Robert Wood Johnson.

Federal, state, tribal, and local government employees who are not considered government officials  under Section 4946 of the Internal Revenue Code are eligible to apply.

Physicians must be Board-eligible to apply for this program. A dental applicant must be a general dentist with a master’s degree or a PhD or have completed advanced dental education. Nurse applicants must be registered nurses with a research doctorate in nursing or a related discipline completed by the application deadline.

Amount

$420,000

Amount Description

RWJF will fund up to 10 four-year awards of up to $420,000 each in this grant cycle. Scholars will receive an annual stipend of up to $75,000 each, complemented by a $30,000 annual grant to support research activities. As detailed above, additional awards are available through partnerships with the American Society of Hematology (ASH) and the American Heart Association (AHA).

Funding Type

Fellowship

Eligibility

African American
Hispanic
Medical Fellow/Resident
Minorities encouraged
Native American
Women of Color

Category

Medical
Medical - Basic Science
Medical - Clinical Science
Medical - Translational

External Deadline

March 18, 2020