Sojourns Scholar Leadership Program

Identifying, cultivating and advancing the next generation of palliative care leaders.
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The program seeks to include physicians, nurses, social workers, physician assistants, chaplains, psychologists, pharmacists and other emerging health system leaders by investing in their professional development. Each Sojourns Scholar receives $180,000 in funding ($90,000 per year over a two-year grant) to carry out an innovative and impactful project in the field of palliative care and execute a leadership development plan designed to support the individual's growth as a national leader in the field.

The 2023 cohort will be the 10th and final cohort of the Sojourns Scholar Leadership Program. In 2014, we embarked on a journey to improve the care of people with serious illness and their loved ones. We committed to invest in up to 12 emerging leaders over 10 years. Since the program's inception, the Foundation Board has approved total grant funding of $17.2M in support of 96 emerging palliative care leaders nationwide.

Applying for the Program

The 2023 Sojourns Scholar Leadership Program call for applications is now open. Click here to learn more about the program goals and eligibility requirements. We encourage all applicants to visit the Frequently Asked Questions page and to contact program staff with questions. 2023 is the tenth and final cycle of applications for the Sojourns Scholar Leadership Program.
Emerging Palliative Care Leaders

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Emerging Palliative Care Leaders

Since the program's inception in 2014, we have awarded 96 grants to emerging leaders nationwide. Each grantee is a member of an interdisciplinary palliative care team or is otherwise working to advance the field.