New Connections: Increasing Diversity of RWJF Programming - Junior Investigators

2013 Call for Proposals

  • Release Date: November 20, 2013


The New Connections program provides support and training to Junior Investigators to address priorities related to RWJF’s program areas: Childhood Obesity, Coverage, Human Capital, Pioneer, Public Health, Quality/Equality and Vulnerable Populations. This round of New Connections funding will focus on research projects addressing health disparities. A brief overview of programming priorities and research topics is included on pages 3. Please go to and click on “Research Topics” for more detail.

Total Awards

  • We will award up to nine Junior Investigator grants of up to $100,000 for a 24-month period.
  • Of the nine Junior Investigator grants awarded in this funding round, up to two grants will be designated for Public Health Law Research (PHLR)-New Connections awards.

Key Dates

December 4, 2013 (3:30 p.m. ET)
Optional applicant Web conference.

January 15, 2014 (3 p.m. ET)
Deadline for receipt of brief proposals.*

March 12, 2014
Select applicants invited to submit full proposals.

July1, 2014
Finalists notified of funding recommendations.

September 1, 2014
Grants initiated.

Eligibility and Selection Criteria

Complete eligibility and selection criteria can be found in the Call for Proposals.

January 15, 2014, 3:00 p.m. ET



Howard M. Walters, project manager
Phone: (215) 732-2200 ext. 276