What is the Diversity Scholars Program?

The Diversity Scholars Program is designed to provide AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting registration and attendance assistance to members of historically excluded, minoritized racial/ethnic groups. Mentoring is a core component of the program.

What is the Policy and Politics in Nursing Scholarship?

The Policy and Politics in Nursing Scholarship is a special slot within the larger AcademyHealth Diversity Scholars Program. The scholarship aims to support the specific professional development of nurses from historically excluded, underrepresented racial/ethnic minority groups.

Can I apply to both the Diversity Scholars Program and the Policy and Politics in Nursing Scholarship?

No, applications will be considered either for the Diversity Scholars Program or the Policy and Politics in Nursing Scholarship.

What are the eligibility criteria?

The eligibility requirements for the Diversity Scholars Program can be found here.

The eligibility requirements for the Policy and Politics in Nursing Scholarship can be found here.

What do I need for the application?

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

What are the review criteria?

The selection committee will review applications based on the following criteria:

  • Demonstrated commitment to the field of HSR or disparities research through past or current research/work experience in either field
  • Clear connection between the stated learning objectives and the reason for attending the conference
  • Quality of the essay
  • Level of faculty advisor’s or work supervisor’s support for the applicant

How is the award provided?

Diversity Scholars Network awardees will be reimbursed to a specific limit, provided upon selection, for conference registration, travel, and a per diem for the Annual Research Meeting.

Policy and Politics in Nursing Scholarship awardees will be reimbursed to a specific limit, provided upon selection, for conference registration for the Annual Research Meeting and Health Datapalooza & National Health Policy Conference, travel for both meetings, meals, and childcare (as needed.)

When does the application cycle open?

The application cycle opens in January.

When does the application cycle close?

The application cycle closes late February or early March. Please see the award pages for specific deadlines: Diversity Scholars ProgramPolicy and Politics in Nursing Scholarship

When are the awardees notified?

Awardees are notified in mid-to-late April.

Additional Questions?

Feel free to contact us with any other questions here.