Funding Opportunities

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation funds a wide array of research and initiatives to help address some of America’s most pressing health challenges.

In addition to opportunities presented through targeted grant programs and funding partnerships, we continually accept brief proposals for funding of new and creative approaches to building a Culture of Health.

Our current funding opportunities are listed below. If you have questions, view our Grant FAQs, or contact our Office of Proposal Management via email or at (877) 843-RWJF (7953), Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Eastern time.

Active Funding Opportunities



Pioneering Ideas: Featured Calls for Ideas

These two calls seek pioneering ideas that address either Reinventing Discovery, more rapid, responsive, and relevant biomedical research—or the Future of Work and its possible impacts on health and health care.

Future of Nursing Scholars

The Future of Nursing Scholars program aims to develop the next generation of PhD-prepared nurse leaders who are committed to long-term careers that bring transformational change to nursing and health care.

Healthy Public Challenge

With the support of RWJF, Civic Hall Labs has launched a challenge to catalyze innovation in addressing the civic roots of health.

2017 RWJF Culture of Health Prize

The RWJF Culture of Health Prize recognizes communities that have placed a priority on health and are creating powerful partnerships and deep commitments that will enable everyone with the opportunity to live well.

Upcoming Funding Opportunities

  • Increasing Openness and Transparency in Research
  • Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Policy Fellows

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