Oregon Office of Rural Health

Health Equity Scholars for Action

Diversifying who does research makes evidence stronger and helps us put that evidence into action. Yet racism and discrimination often stand in the way of the career path for many people, especially Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC), individuals from low-income communities, individuals with disabilities, LGBTQ+ individuals, and first generation college graduates.

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's new Health Equity Scholars for Action program provides support to help you thrive professionally and personally, and contribute to evidence that can help build a Culture of Health. Grants, up to $250,000 each, are available for research projects about health, well-being, and equity; the award includes mentorship and coaching as well as a community of support to help build your network and develop career opportunities.

Learn more about eligibility and selection criteria.

Want to know more? Attend an applicant webinar on May 4, 2021 to find out what RWJF is looking for and hear answers to frequently asked questions.