RWJ Health Policy Scholars at Harvard University receive a fully funded two-year fellowship (one that also includes a variety of other resources to support the conduct of research) to learn and write about health, health care, and health policy. Scholars have no teaching duties, and have only the following responsibilities:
All scholars participate in the weekly core seminar. They will also lead one session of this seminar in the Spring semester during which they will present one of their scholarly papers. Scholars will also be periodically asked to give brief summaries of current or proposed work during the year.
The scholars participate in a series of Reading Modules on health and health policy run by and for the scholars. The directors and other faculty provide suggestions for readings and a list of Harvard faculty interested in the topics chosen.
Scholars attend three other activities during the year, the timing of which may vary: (1) the Annual RWJ meeting in Aspen (typically in June) at which they will present one of their research projects; (2) the annual RWJ site visit in Boston (typically in April or May); and (3) the annual RWJ recruitment activities in Boston to select the next cohort of scholars (typically in January).
Other than these requirements, scholars are free to take advantage of their fellowship as they see fit.