Program Finder

Explore programs dedicated to developing people, policies, and evidence-based practice to build a Culture of Health.

RWJF is looking for candidates from diverse fields and encourage those who have never received funding from the Foundation to apply. Check our Funding Opportunities page for a full list of grants currently available.

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    Clinical Scholars

    Teams of clinically active practitioners from diverse health care fields gain leadership skills by addressing real-world equity issues.

    Funding:

    $35K per person/year

    Duration up to:

    36 months

    Eligibility

    • Interdisciplinary teams of two to five clinically active professionals.
    • Team members must have active clinical licenses.
    • Team members with significant community-focused research or program experience.
    • One team member with a terminal degree in his or her profession.

    Details

    • Design and implement a real-world project.
    • Develop high-level leadership skills through professional coaching, networking, and an advanced curriculum.
    • Network and become part of a national group of leaders spanning clinical specialties and regions.
    • Frame systemic issues and build public will to solve them.
    • Application Type

      Team

    • Career Stage

      Early Career

    • Type of Support

      Leadership

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    Culture of Health Leaders

    People from any field or profession (across private, public, and nonprofit sectors) collaborate to address persistent health problems.

    Funding:

    $20K PER PERSON/YEAR

    Duration up to:

    36 Months

    Eligibility

    • Individuals from any field, profession, or sector.
    • People at all points along their leadership path (established or emerging leaders).
    • Leaders with passion for sustainable impact within their community and commitment to health equity.
    • People who are highly motivated and poised to collaborate across sectors.

    Details

    • Reach beyond professions and fields to generate sector-spanning solutions.
    • Influence systems and institutions with expanded community engagement practices.
    • Demonstrate a deep understanding of the root causes of inequity, Culture of Health, research, and other concepts.
    • Advocate for systemic change to improve health and health equity.
    • Application Type

      Individual

    • Career Stage

      Any

    • Type of Support

      Leadership

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    Harold Amos Medical Faculty Development Program

    Physicians, dentists, and nurses from historically disadvantaged backgrounds receive research support and study with a mentor.

    Grant:

    $30k Per Year

    Duration:

    48 Months

    Eligibility

    • Board-eligible physicians.
    • General dentists with a master's degree or PhD.
    • Registered nurses with a research doctorate.
    • Note: Applicants must apply with a research faculty mentor who has supervisory experience.

    Details

    • Study and conduct research under a senior faculty member.
    • Must commit to 4 years of consecutive research.
    • Receive support for transitioning from a newly-trained clinician into an independent investigator.
    • Hone skills to foster the development of succeeding classes of nurses, dentists, and physicians.
    • Application Type

      Individual

    • Career Stage

      Early Career

    • Additional Criteria

      Underrepresented Background

    • Type of Support

      Leadership + Research

    • Additional Criteria

      Underrepresented Background

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    Health Policy Research Scholars

    Scholars from underrepresented populations and/or disadvantaged backgrounds—in any discipline—advance their policy and leadership skills.

    Stipend:

    $30K

    Duration up to:

    48 Months

    Grant up to:

    $10K

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    Eligibility

    • Full-time doctoral students entering their second year.
    • From underrepresented populations and/or disadvantaged backgrounds.
    • Pursuing a research-focused discipline that can impact health.
    • Interested in health policy and interdisciplinary approaches.

    Details

    • Apply leadership and collaboration across sectors, professions and disciplines.
    • Develop a deep understanding of equity, Culture of Health, research and other concepts.
    • Gain communication and advocacy skills to shape research-based policy.
    • Stipend is annual for the first four years, with an optional fifth year without stipend.
    • Application Type

      Individual

    • Career Stage

      Student

    • Additional Criteria

      Underrepresented Background

    • Type of Support

      Leadership + Research

    • Additional Criteria

      Underrepresented Background

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    Interdisciplinary Research Leaders

    Teams of one community partner and two researchers design community-engaged research and apply results to create real change in their community.

    Grant up to:

    $125K

    Duration up to:

    36 Months

    Stipend:

    $25K PER PERSON/YEAR

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    Eligibility

    • Teams of two researchers and one community partner.
    • Researchers with a terminal degree (PhD, MD, DrPH) or master's with extensive professional experience.
    • Community partners who are leaders, organizers, advocates, or other community champions.
    • Interdisciplinary teams that represent a wide range of disciplines.

    Details

    • Complete a research project that addresses one of two annual themes.
    • Create action-oriented research that benefits the health of community members.
    • For community partners: increase capacity to work with researchers and use their findings.
    • For researchers: build expertise in authentically working with and engaging community.
    • Application Type

      Team

    • Career Stage

      Mid-career

    • Type of Support

      Leadership + Research

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    Summer Health Professions Education Program

    College students interested in the health professions attend a summer program to strengthen academic proficiency and career development.

    Funding:

    $600

    Duration up to:

    6 Weeks

    Eligibility

    • Undergraduate students, specifically rising college freshmen or sophomores at time of application.
    • Students who identify with a group that is racially/ethnically underrepresented in the health professions or come from an economically/educationally disadvantaged background.
    • Have a minimum overall GPA of 2.5.

    Details

    • Strengthen academic proficiency and career development in preparation for health profession school.
    • Gain clinical exposure through small-group rotations in health care settings.
    • Attend sessions directed toward exploration of the health professions and the admissions process.
    • All expenses are covered, plus a $600 stipend upon program completion.
    • Application Type

      Individual

    • Career Stage

      Student

    • Additional Criteria

      Underrepresented Background

    • Type of Support

      Leadership

    • Additional Criteria

      Underrepresented Background

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    Evidence for Action

    Innovative research projects that build evidence and are both action oriented and scalable in improving population health or health equity.

    Funding up to:

    No cap

    Duration up to:

    36 months

    Eligibility

    • Rigorously designed quantitative, qualitative, or mixed methods research.
    • Evidence generated through E4A should aid practitioners and policymakers in setting priorities and allocating resources.
    • Studies should include measures of health outcomes or behavior factors that are well-established determinants of health.
    • Interest in projects examining health impacts of interventions that address factors outside of health care services or public health practice.

    Details

    • The primary target is late-stage research that directly tests health outcomes.
    • A smaller portfolio of grants is dedicated to the development and validation of key measures to improve the assessment of population health, well-being, and equity.
    • Application Type

      Individual + Team

    • Career Stage

      Any

    • Type of Support

      Research

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    Health Data for Action

    Innovative research projects that use rich, unique data sources to draw new actionable insights for health-related policies and programs.

    FUNDING UP TO:

    $150K

    Duration up to:

    12 Months

    Eligibility

    • Researchers, as well as practitioners in the public and private sector working with researchers.
    • Strong methodology within proposed research design.
    • Research questions that are highly relevant for health policies and programs.
    • Ability to create timely reports to share findings widely.

    Details

    • Help build a Culture of Health by using data to unlock answers to important research questions.
    • Gain exclusive access to rich data to draw actionable insights for health policies and programs.
    • Each round of funding will provide access to specific data sets made available through partner organizations.
    • Application Type

      Team

    • Career Stage

      Any

    • Type of Support

      Research

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    Policies for Action

    Actionable research projects that demonstrate how public and private sector policies impact population health, well-being, and equity.

    Funding up to:

    $250K

    Duration up to:

    24 Months

    Eligibility

    • Research projects that can demonstrate what policy levers can drive positive health outcomes.
    • Research projects with insights that can be implemented, maintained, and scaled.
    • Applicants must be either public entities or nonprofit organizations with 501(c)(3) status.
    • Applicants with interdisciplinary research teams, from diverse fields, or who are first-time applicants to RWJF are highly encouraged to apply.

    Details

    • Generate actionable evidence about how, and how well, laws and policies work to promote population health, well-being, and equity.
    • Support provided for collaborative learning, research translation and dissemination, and networking.
    • Application Type

      Team

    • Career Stage

      Any

    • Type of Support

      Research

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    Systems for Action

    Rigorous research projects that identify how to align delivery and financing systems for medical, public health, and social services.

    FUNDING UP TO:

    $250K

    DURATION UP TO:

    24 Months

    Eligibility

    • Research teams from diverse fields that have expertise in medical, public health, and social services delivery and financing systems.
    • Research topics should fit the program’s current topics of special interest, as listed in each CFP.
    • Applicants must be either public entities or nonprofit organizations with 501(c)(3) status.
    • Studies should focus on one or more mechanisms for system alignment that relate to the Culture of Health Action Framework’s Action Areas.

    Details

    • Build new scientific evidence on delivery and financing systems innovations that improve health and reduce inequities.
    • Studies must address at least one focus area in the research agenda, including a focus on one or more novel mechanisms for systems alignment and integration.
    • Studies should engage all three of the broad sectors referenced in the research agenda, including: 1) medical care; 2) public health, and 3) social community services and supports.
    • Application Type

      Team

    • Career Stage

      Any

    • Type of Support

      Research

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