Research on Diet-Related Health Data Access Awards
Introduction & Purpose
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) is committed to building a national Culture of Health that will enable all in a diverse society to lead healthier lives now and for generations to come. RWJF funds a wide array of research and initiatives to better understand and improve health equity and achieve better health for all. Supporting research to identify strategies to improve nutrition, prevent childhood obesity, and advance health equity is part of the process of building a Culture of Health.
Regarding childhood obesity, RWJF has widened its focus to consider broader questions about nutritional adequacy and upstream factors affecting diet-related health. The Research on Diet-Related Health (DRH) program-launched by RWJF in 2024 in partnership with Komodo Health and managed by Mathematica-is designed to leverage health claims data to gain actionable insights on diet-related health and morbidity. This call for proposals (CFP) underscores RWJF’s commitment to engage with health and related sectors in developing a strong evidence base to inform some of the most complex health and policy issues facing our nation today.
The DRH program aims to facilitate access to rich data by serving as a conduit between Komodo Health’s comprehensive dataset and interested researchers. Under this CFP, successful applicants will conduct research to better understand the impact of diet on health, improve treatment, and/or reduce barriers to treatment. Data access awards will provide free access to Komodo Health’s Healthcare Map.™ Eligible research projects will focus on topics related to diet-related health and morbidity to better understand the impact of diet on health, improve treatment, and/or reduce barriers to treatment.
Eligibility & Selection Criteria
Applicant organizations must be based in the United States or its territories.
Applicant organizations must be either public entities or nonprofit organizations that are tax exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and are not private foundations or nonfunctionally integrated Type III supporting organizations. The Foundation may require additional documentation.
Projects that already have funding are not eligible for funding under this CFP for the same work. Researchers with funded projects may apply under this CFP for support for related research or an expanded project scope, accompanied by a clear explanation of how the work supported by this CFP relates to work that is already funded.
Researchers applying for funding from this CFP are required to submit proposals making use of Komodo Health’s dataset.
To be eligible for an award, research supported by this CFP must be for research or statistical purposes, in contrast to regulatory or law enforcement purposes.
Key Dates & Deadlines
January 8, 2024
Announcement of CFP.
January 22, 2024
Optional information webinar about Komodo Health data (virtual); additional information and resources will be posted on the Mathematica website. This webinar is optional for researchers; it is not a requirement for submitting proposals.
February 21, 2024 (3 p.m. ET)
Deadline for submission of brief proposals.
Invitations sent to selected applicants to prepare a full proposal.
May 29, 2024 (3 p.m. ET)
Deadline for submission of full proposals.
Notification of Awards
Up to 8 awards will be funded solely for data access. No financial award will be given.
Learn more and apply.