RWJF Invites LOIs for Investigator-Initiated Research to Build a Culture of Health

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation is accepting Letters of Intent for its Evidence for Action: Investigator-Initiated Research to Build a Culture of Health, a national program that supports the foundation's commitment to building a Culture of Health in the United States.

The program aims to provide individuals, organizations, communities, policy makers, and researchers with the empirical evidence needed to address the key determinants of health encompassed in the Culture of Health Action Framework. Evidence for Action also supports efforts to assess outcomes and set priorities for action by encouraging creative, rigorous research on the impact of innovative programs, policies and partnerships on health and well-being, and on novel approaches to measuring health determinants and outcomes.

As of July 2016, the foundation had awarded ten grants ranging in size from $46,000 to $500,000, for a total of just over $2.4 million in grant awards.

Applicants must be either a public entity or a nonprofit organization that is tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Organizations applying for a grant must be based in the United States or one of its territories.

Since applications are accepted on a rolling basis, there is no deadline for submission. Generally, applicants can expect to be notified within six to eight weeks of submitting their Letters of Intent. Applicants invited to the full proposal stage will have two months to submit their proposal once they receive notification. Full proposal funding decisions generally will be made within six to eight weeks of the submission deadline.

See the RWJF web page for complete program guidelines, application procedures and instructions, and a pre-recorded informational webinar.

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