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The AcademyHealth Diversity Scholars Program provides registration support for up to ten scholars to attend the Annual Research Meeting (ARM). The goal of the Program is to support the professional development of underrepresented racial/ethnic minority groups in the field of health services research (HSR). Mentoring is a core component of the Program.
Applications for 2023 are closed.
New this year is a special slot in the Diversity Scholars Program specifically for Nursing! Find more information about the Policy and Politics in Nursing Scholarship here.
- Current full-time or part-time, graduate-level students; post-doctoral fellows; or clinical fellows.
- Member of an underrepresented racial/ethnic minority group.*
- Availability to attend the ARM on the specified dates.
- U.S. Citizen.**
To apply, applicants must upload and submit the following materials to the online application system:
- A completed online application form, including in the submission:
- Current Résumé or Curriculum Vitae
- Statement of Interest (500 words max). The essay should address your personal learning objectives, demonstrated interest in the field of HSR and/or disparities and equity research; and past or current research/work related to HSR. The essay should also show a clear connection between your stated learning objectives and professional goals and your interest in attending the ARM. We strongly suggest that you write the essay out in a Word document and then copy and paste it into the form.
- Supporting documentation, including:
- If applicable, documentation of student status (e.g. scanned copy of student ID, departmental letter)
- Signed letter of recommendation from your faculty advisor or work supervisor on official letterhead
2023 Diversity Scholars
Policy and Politics in Nursing Scholar
*AcademyHealth's definition of underrepresented racial and ethnic minority groups in the field of HSR is based on the NIH definition as the following: African American/Black, American Indian & Alaskan Native, Hispanic/Latino, Native Hawaiian, and Asian American & Pacific Islander. (NIH) (NSF)
**Due to program requirements, applicants who are not U.S. citizens are not eligible to apply.