Public Health Law Research: Making the Case for Laws That Improve Health

2013 Call for Proposals

  • Release Date: June 5, 2013


Public Health Law Research: Making the Case for Laws That Improve Health (PHLR)
is a national program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation® (RWJF). The program
seeks to build the evidence for and strengthen the use of regulatory, legal and policy
solutions to improve public health. PHLR is equally interested in identifying and
ameliorating laws and legal practices that unintentionally harm health. PHLR’s purpose
is to answer important questions, such as: How does law influence health and health
behavior? Which laws have the greatest impact? Can current laws be made more
effective through better enforcement, or do they require amendment?

Total Awards

  • Up to 18-month awards of up to $150,000 each for short-term studies.
  • Up to $1 million will be available under this call for proposals (CFP).

Key Dates

  • June 18, 2013 (2:30 to 3:30 p.m. ET)—Optional applicant Web conference call. Registration is required. Please visit the program’s website for complete details and to register.
  • July 24, 2013 (3 p.m. ET)—Deadline for receipt of proposals.
  • Early October 2013—Finalists notified.
  • December 1, 2013—Funding initiated.

Eligibility and Selection Criteria

  • Preference will be given to those applicant organizations that are either public entities or nonprofit organizations that are tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
  • Applicant organizations must be based in the United States or its territories. The focus of this program is the United States; studies involving other countries will be considered only to the extent they may directly inform U.S. law and policy.

July 24, 2013, 3:00 p.m. ET


Public Health Law Research Grant Solicitation HelpDesk

Phone: 215-204-2134