Interdisciplinary Research Leaders, a national program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, is a leadership development opportunity for teams of researchers and community partners– including organizers, advocates, or other community champions. These teams use the power of applied research—research that informs and supports critical work being done in communities—to advance health and equity. Their innovation helps build a Culture of Health, one that enables everyone in America to live longer, healthier lives.
Each year, applicant teams focus on one of two annual themes. The two themes for the 2018 Interdisciplinary Research Leaders CFA are 1. Solutions for better health care delivery in rural America and 2. Addressing the social and economic determinants to prevent chronic conditions and to promote health, wellbeing, and equity in rural America.
IRL fellows receive $25,000 per year for each team member ($75,000 over three years) to support time in the program (approximately one day per week), and a one-time research project grant of approximately $100,000 for the team. There’s no need to relocate—fellows gather several times per year in-person, then collaborate virtually and apply learnings in real time in their home communities. They become refreshed and recharged, ready to use their innovation and leadership to advance a Culture of Health.
We hope you will apply, and share this opportunity with others you know who are doing great work to advance health and equity in the US. Regardless of professional fields, we’re looking for great thinkers from many backgrounds and perspectives! If you have any questions, please send an email to ResearchLeaders@umn.edu.
“I am invigorated to be part of a network of academics and community partners united by the potential for collaborative research to create meaningful social change.”
— Farrah Jaquez, PhD, IRL fellow in Cincinnati, OH
Interdisciplinary Research Leaders
University of Minnesota
1300 South 2nd Street, Ste 300
Minneapolis, MN 55454
Toll-free phone: 1-844-210-9072
On Twitter @IRLeaders
A National Leadership Program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Where: Student Commons, Room 2600 (1201 Larimer St.)
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