2014 Call for Applications-Round 7
Deadline: January 09, 2014, 3:00 p.m. ET

The Seventh Call for Proposals (CFP) was issued for the New Careers in Nursing Scholarship Program. Please note that all application are due by 3pm Eastern Standard Time on Thursday, January 9, 2014.

To view the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Announcement Please Click Here. You also have the opportunity to preview the complete application before beginning the application process.

Program Purpose

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation New Careers in Nursing is a scholarship program to help alleviate the nursing shortage and increase the diversity of nursing professionals. Through grants to schools of nursing, the program provides scholarships to college graduates without nursing degrees who are enrolled in accelerated baccalaureate and master’s nursing programs.

Learn more from the CFP and the Eligibility & Criteria section of this Web site.

Total Awards

A school of nursing that offers an accelerated degree program may apply for between five and 30 scholarships per year to be awarded to students from groups underrepresented in nursing or who are economically disadvantaged.

A total of up to 400 scholarship awards will be made during this funding cycle.

How to Apply

Applications for this solicitation must be submitted via the RWJF online system. Visit and use the Apply Online link for this solicitation. If you have not already done so, you will be required to register at before you begin the application process.

The deadline for receipt of the online application, including supporting materials, is January 9, 2014, at 3 p.m. ET.

Please direct all inquiries about the program, application process to:
Alexa Tehansky, BA

and selection criteria to:
Vernell DeWitty, PhD, RN

RWJF does not provide individual critiques of applications submitted. The program’s national advisory committee makes recommendations about grants to the Foundation staff. RWJF makes all final grant decisions.

Time line

Release Date- October 17, 2013
Optional applicant Web conference calls. Registration is required. 
Deadline for receipt of applications and supporting documents- January 9, 2014 (3 p.m. ET)
Announcement of grants- June 2014
Grant begins- September 2014
Grant ends- August 2015

Evaluation and Monitoring

As a condition of accepting Foundation funds, grantees and scholarship recipients will be expected to meet RWJF requirements for the submission of annual and final narrative and financial reports, as well as periodic information needed for overall project performance monitoring and management. In addition, all schools must report on the progress of scholarship recipients during the academic year. An assessment of the program may be conducted at its completion.

Use of Grant Funds

Schools of nursing are to use all grant funds for scholarships for selected students. Students may use the scholarship funds at their discretion to pay tuition, academic fees and living expenses.