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



Health Policy Research Scholars

The goal of this program is to create a large cadre of diverse doctoral students from multiple (non-clinical, research focused) disciplines whose research, connections, and leadership will inform and influence policy toward a Culture of Health.

Raising Places: Building Child-Centered Communities

Raising Places catalyzes local momentum for cross-sector collaboration, engaging diverse partners to build healthier communities where all children and their families can thrive.

RWJF Sports Award

The RWJF Sports Award recognizing those in sport who display an innovative and collaborative approach to making their communities a healthier place to live.

New Connections: Increasing Diversity of RWJF Programming

New Connections: Increasing Diversity of RWJF Programming supports research grants and career development opportunities for a network of researchers from diverse, underrepresented and disadvantaged backgrounds.

Pioneering Ideas and a Culture of Health

The goal of this funding opportunity is to explore, to look into the future, and to wade into uncharted territory in order to better understand what new trends, opportunities and breakthrough ideas can enable everyone in America to live the healthiest life possible.

Upcoming Funding Opportunities

  • Forward Promise: Empowerment Projects
  • Consumer Advocacy for Transformation
  • Systems for Action: Systems and Services Research to Build a Culture of Health
  • Health Data for Action

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Our Grant Programs

Learn about the types of programs and activities RWJF supports, and our grantmaking process.