Deadline: May 1, 2012
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health & Society Scholars Program at UW-Madison is sponsoring a campus-wide competition for Population Health Dissertation Grants for the academic year 2012-2013.
One of our primary goals is to expand population health research across campus. Our aim is to encourage dissertations that include components of population health broadly defined, such as addressing the multiple determinants of health (e.g., biological, medical, behavioral, social, economic and environmental) and their important interactions over the life
course; examining the measurement, distribution, or experiences of health; or evaluating interventions (at individual, community, or policy levels) for their impact on population health outcomes.
For a good example of population health discourse, see: Kindig, Milbank Quarterly 85(1) 139-161, 2007, or visit the RWJF Health & Society Scholars Program web site at: rwjscholars.pophealth.wisc.edu/
• Eligible students must be enrolled in any UW-Madison Ph.D. program and be working on a topic in the study of health and society.
• Although the student does not need to be in dissertator status in order to apply, the proposal must be sufficiently descriptive of the dissertation project, which will generally imply that at least some preliminary or formative work is being undertaken.
• International students are eligible
The proposal should clearly state a plan of action, how this award will improve current or planned research, and an explanation of how the money will be used. If funds will be used for travel, the dates and purpose of travel must be given.
Proposals will be evaluated based on the quality of the proposal, the relevance of the work to expanding knowledge on health and society, and the project’s contribution to expanding research on health and society or population health across campus.
The application should include the following:
A. Research Proposal: Maximum five pages, double spaced, in Arial 11 pt font or equivalent.Proposal Sections:
• Abstract (250 words max)
• Project Description
• Budget Justification
B. Bibliography (literature relevant to the applicant’s proposed research)
C. Student’s CV
D. Advisor’s Letter of Support *
Application Sections A, B, and C (Research Proposal, Bibliography, and CV) should be combined as a single PDF.
Application Section D (Advisor’s Letter of Support) may be submitted directly from the advisor, or may be sent from the
advisor to the student to be submitted as part of the application PDF.
* Note: The Advisor’s Letter of Support must be received by the deadline date and time (see below).
All sections of the application must be submitted electronically by 5:00 pm on May 1, 2012 to Jane Lambert at email@example.com.
Please direct all questions to Jane Lambert at firstname.lastname@example.org.