Note: As of February 2013, The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Evaluation Fellowship Program has closed. More information about the program can be found at


The RWJF Evaluation Fellows program is open to US-born applicants from any group that has been historically disadvantaged or underrepresented in program evaluation.  This includes, but is not limited to, individuals from ethnic and racial minorities historically underrepresented in program evaluation.  It also includes persons of all races and ethnicities who come from groups that have historically been disadvantaged or underrepresented in program evaluation, such as individuals whom are the first in their family to attend college and individuals from low-income communities.

The program consists of two tracks:


We currently do not have an open call for applications. Please check back for program updates.



The Emerging Fellow Track is for early-career professionals wanting to explore possible career paths in evaluation. It is also for research and evaluation firms and government departments interested in hosting RWJF Fellows. Click the link above to learn more about becoming a fellow or placement organization. 

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The Retooling Professional Track is for nonprofit professionals seeking to become internal evaluators of their programs. Click the link above for more information on how individuals and organizations that seek to enhance their evaluation capacity and better serve diverse populations. 

Frequently Asked Questions