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Health Policy and Management

PhD Funding

The Department of Health Policy and Management awards competitive scholarships to accepted students who are pursuing the PhD program. 

All students admitted to the HPM PhD program receive a 4-year scholarship.  This scholarship includes full-time tuition, individual health, vision, and dental insurance, and the annual University Health Services clinic fee for all 4 years.  In addition, the scholarship provides a NIH-level stipend for years 1-3; during year 4,  a base stipend that is 1/2 of the NIH-level stipend is provided.  Funding decisions are made at the time of admission and communicated in the acceptance letter.

If you are in the process of applying, keep in mind that your application also serves as your scholarship application.  In most cases, no additional forms or documentation need to be submitted.  

All of the materials that you submit with your online application are important for the scholarship review process -especially personal statements, academic records and letters of recommendation.  

In addition to the competitive scholarships, the following NIH-sponsored predoctoral training grant programs are available for U.S. citizens and permanent residents.  One must be admitted to the department's PhD program before one is considered for the training grant positions.

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)

Provides predoctoral support to students interested in health care policy and health services research, specifically primary care policy. Financial support for trainees is available for three years of full-time study.

National Institute on Aging (NIA)

Provides pre- and post-doctoral support to scholars who are interested in person- and family-oriented health services and outcomes research that relates to aging populations.

National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)

Provides pre- and post-doctoral support to students interested in mental health and addiction policy research.  Financial support for trainees is available for three years of full-time study.

A second NIMH-funded training grant, jointly administered by the Department of Mental Health, provides support for scholars who will become leaders in mental health services and systems research.

Injury and Violence Prevention Opportunities

National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)

Provides predoctoral support for students focusing on injury prevention. Financial support for trainees may vary.

Interdisciplinary Violence Research Pre- and Post-doctoral Fellowship Program (NICHD)

The Johns Hopkins Interdisciplinary Violence Research fellows program offers exceptional opportunities for doctoral and post-doctoral students interested in the causes, effects and prevention of violence.

Injury and Violence Prevention Endowments

Endowed scholarships supporting doctoral study in injury and violence prevention are also available.

Other Sources of Funding

In addition to the above institutional funding provided by these agencies, students may also apply for individual training support (you may not receive both awards.) The individual National Research Service Award (NRSA) may provide tuition and stipend support for up to three years for doctoral candidates planning to undertake research in certain areas. Typically, applications for NRSA's are completed during the student's first year in the doctoral program.

Once a student begins work on a dissertation proposal, the Department strongly encourages the student to seek dissertation-support funding. Government agencies and private organizations provide funding for students once they are working on an approved thesis topic.

In addition to scholarships, other sources of funding include federal aid and grants from organizations outside of the Department and School. Contact the Financial Aid Office for more information on loans or federal aid. Browse multiple funding resources through Funding Resources.

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