Office of Grant Writing & Publications.

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Physician Faculty Scholars Program

Office of Grant Writing & Publications

202 Jesse Hall
University of Missouri
Columbia, MO 65211

573 882-9500 phone
573 884-8371 fax

Limited Submission Announcement

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Physician Faculty Scholars Program helps outstanding junior faculty in medical schools to develop their careers in academic medicine. Under the program, talented junior faculty members receive support to enhance their skills and productivity through institutional and national mentoring, specific research experience, and protected time in which to acquire it. Preference will be given to applicants interested in the fields of health policy research, epidemiology, health services research, or community-based research.

Each candidate must meet the following requirements:
- be a physician (MD or DO) who is a US citizen or a permanent resident,
- be a junior faculty member in any discipline in a regular line position that could lead to tenure,
- be committed to a career in academic medicine,
- provide evidence of research skills (having had a research fellowship or equivalent training),
- have had at least two papers published in peer-reviewed journals at the time of the application deadline,
- demonstrate excellence as a teacher, and
- be active in patient care at least one half day per week.

As the program is focused on new researchers, a physician is ineligible for the Physician Faculty Scholars program if he or she is currently serving or has previously served as the principal investigator of a grant (whether career development or research) that carries more than 48 months of funding. However, an applicant's eligibility is not affected if notice of such a funding award is dated after the program's application deadline.

Because MU is limited to one application for this program, letters of intent must be submitted to the Office of Research,, no later than 4:00 p.m. on Friday, July 31, 2009. Letters of intent should be limited to a 1-page summary of the research questions and aims of the proposed project, and a 2-page biographical sketch for the applicant.


Up to $300,000 over three years

MU Deadline:

4:00 p.m., Friday, July 31, 2009

Sponsor Deadlines:

August 28, 2009

URL for more information:

This notice is being sent to deans, directors, and chairs in health and life science disciplines. Please forward it to other faculty members who may be interested.

All limited submission announcements can be tracked by deadline via the Calendar at or by announcement date via the Limited Submissions listing at