RWJF Invites Proposals for Public Policy Research to Advance Racial Equity, Justice

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation welcomes applications to its Policies for Action: Public Policy Research to Advance Racial Equity and Racial Justice program.

According to the foundation, achieving racial equity and justice in the United States requires a sustained, multipronged intersectional policy approach that addresses both the immediate social conditions leading to poor health outcomes and also the long-standing structures fostering such conditions. The goal of the Policies for Action call for proposals is to build the evidence base for national, state, and local policies that can advance racial equity in health and well-being in the United States.

Approximately $2 million will be awarded through this RFP, with the typical grant ranging up to $250,000 over up to twenty-four months.

Interdisciplinary research teams, community-partnered research teams, investigators from diverse backgrounds or with diverse life experiences (e.g., race, gender, class origin/first generation college, LGBTQI, disability, ethnicity, national origin), investigators from a wide range of disciplines, and first-time applicants for an RWJF grant are encouraged to apply.

To be eligible, applicant organizations must be based in the United States or one of its territories. Preference will be given to applicants that are either a public entity or a nonprofit organization that is tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and is not a private foundation or Type III supporting organization. 

See the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation website for complete program guidelines and application instructions.

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Deadline: November 20, 2020