The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) is currently accepting proposals for the following programs:
- Robert Wood Johnson Foundation New Careers in Nursing supports outstanding college graduates without nursing degrees who are enrolled in accelerated baccalaureate and master's degree nursing programs. Its aim is to alleviate the nursing shortage by expanding the capacity in all types of baccalaureate nursing programs and increasing the diversity of the nursing workforce. Applicants must offer an entry-level accelerated baccalaureate nursing program or master's nursing program for non-nursing college graduates and be accredited by a nursing accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Applications are due June 26, 2008. Apply to the program.
- The Evidence for Improvement: Evaluating Quality Improvement Training program is designed to evaluate the Quality Improvement (QI) training programs that many public health and health care workers use. This call for proposals solicits evaluations of existing QI training programs to produce evidence that will inform decision-making about whether and how to invest in QI training. Applications are due July 16, 2008. Apply to the program.
- Ladder to Leadership: Developing the Next Generation of Community Health Leaders, a national initiative in collaboration with the Center for Creative Leadership, is designed to enhance the leadership capacity of community-based nonprofit health organizations serving vulnerable populations. The program will accept 270 early- to mid-career professionals in nine priority communities on a staggered schedule between 2008 and 2011. Please spread the word to potential candidates who work in nonprofit health organizations in the following counties in Central New York: Cayuga, Cortland, Herkimer, Jefferson, Madison, Oneida, Onondaga, Oswego and Tompkins. Read about the program.
- The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health & Society Scholars program is designed to help build the nation's capacity for research, leadership and policy change to address the multiple determinants of population health. The program is intended to produce leaders who will challenge the questions asked, the methods employed to analyze problems and the range of solutions proposed to reduce population health disparities and improve the health of all Americans. Applications are due October 3, 2008. Apply to the program.