Health Policy Research Scholars


Health Policy Research Scholars (HPRS) is a leadership development program for full-time doctoral students who are entering their second year of study and are from populations underrepresented in specific doctoral disciplines and/or historically marginalized backgrounds. Examples of eligible individuals include, but are not limited to, first-generation college graduates, individuals from lower socioeconomic backgrounds, individuals from communities of color, and individuals with disabilities. They want to apply their research to advance health and equity, and their innovation helps build a Culture of Health, one that enables everyone in America to live longer, healthier lives.

HPRS includes scholars from disciplines as diverse as economics, political science, psychology, architecture, transportation, sociology, social welfare, and environmental health. 



Eligibility Requirements

  • Full-time doctoral students who are entering the second year of their program.
  • From underrepresented populations and/or disadvantaged backgrounds.
  • Pursuing a research-focused discipline that can advance a culture of health.
  • Interested in health policy and interdisciplinary approaches.
  • Only U.S. citizens, permanent residents, or individuals granted Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (“DACA”) status by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services at the time of application are eligible to apply.

How to Apply

Campus Liaison

Past Award Recipients and Honorees





Field(s) of Study


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