As a part of its 40th anniversary commemoration, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) will honor up to 10 individuals age 40 and under who offer great promise for leading the way to improved health and health care for all Americans. Each recipient of the Young Leader Award will get $40,000 as acknowledgement of his or her accomplishments in research, direct care, policy, technology, community programs or other areas.
Diversity and inclusion are core values of RWJF, and nominations of young leaders from the widest array of perspectives and experiences are encouraged. RWJF believes that the more its work includes diverse perspectives and experiences, the better it will be able to help all Americans live healthier lives and get the care they need.
The deadline for nominations is July 16 (11:59 p.m. EDT). Awardees will be notified Sept. 24, and the Young Leaders will be announced publicly at an RWJF conference in Princeton, NJ, on Oct. 25-26.
To be eligible for a Young Leader Award, a candidate must:
• Have been working to improve health or health care for at least three years;
• Have contributed to improving health or health care through innovation and leadership;
• Be 40 years of age or younger as of July 16, 2012; and
• Be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States or its territories.