Evidence for Action (E4A), a national program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, funds research that expands the evidence base needed to build a Culture of Health. Our mission is to support rigorously designed quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods research that yields convincing findings regarding the population health, well-being, and equity impacts of specific policies, programs and partnerships. We are especially interested in research examining the health impacts of programmatic or policy interventions that address factors outside the domain of health care services or public health practice.
E4A was allocated $6.6 million in grant funding to award through July 2017. There is not an explicit range for allowable budget requests. As of July 2016, we had awarded 10 grants ranging in size from $46,000 to $500,000, for a total of just over $2.4 million in grant awards. Grant periods may be for durations of up to 36 months.
Informational Web Conferences:
Applying to E4A: Updated CFP & Grantee Profiles
A recording of the web conference is available here.
Since applications are accepted on a rolling basis, there is no deadline for submission. Generally, applicants can expect to be notified within 6-8 weeks of their LOI submission. Applicants invited to the full proposal stage will have 2 months to submit their proposal once they receive notification. Full proposal funding decisions will generally be made within 6-8 weeks of the submission deadline.
Eligibility and Selection Criteria
Preference will be given to applicant organizations that are either institutes of higher education, public entities or nonprofit organizations that are tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code but other types of nonprofit and for-profit organizations are eligible to apply. Applicant organizations must be based in the United States or its territories.
RWJF wants to fund your best ideas and most rigorous study designs to help us learn what works to promote the health of everyone in America.
Three signature programs fund innovative research on policies, laws, system interventions, and community dynamics that improve health and well-being, with emphasis on sectors not typically associated with health: