Engaging Businesses for Health

2016 Call for Proposals

    Release Date: May 17, 2016 | Application Deadline: June 14, 2016, 3:00 p.m. ET


This solicitation seeks to build the evidence base for how private-sector investment can help build a Culture of Health. Funded studies are expected to include rigorous empirical research that will inform the business case for promoting greater well-being and health equity for all. 

Eligibility and Selection Criteria

  • Researchers, as well as practitioners in the public and private sector working with researchers, are eligible to submit proposals through their organizations. Projects may be generated from disciplines including business management and administration, finance, marketing, economics, labor, sociology, program evaluation, political science, public policy, public health and health care, public administration, law, or other related fields.
  • The Foundation may give preference to applicants that are 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 Type III supporting organizations. The Foundation may require additional documentation.
  • Applicant organizations must be based in the United States or its territories.

Key Dates

May 17, 2016
Release of the call for proposals.

May 23, 2016 (12 p.m. ET)
Prospective applicant webinar recording.
Webinar slides are available here.

June 14, 2016 (3 p.m. ET)
Deadline for receipt of brief proposals.*

July 22, 2016
Applicants notified whether invited to submit full proposals.

August 26, 2016 (3 p.m. ET)
Deadline for receipt of full proposals.*

December 1, 2016
Notification of finalists.

February 1, 2017
Grants start.

Total Awards

  • Recommended project funding is up to $250,000 to accommodate studies of up to 24 months. Projects that exceed the recommended budget range must provide strong justification for the proposed budget.
  • Up to $2 million will be available under this call for proposals.
  • Up to eight studies will be funded.
  • We expect to fund a diverse range of studies with varying budgets and timelines.

Application is Now Closed

Application closed as of:
June 14, 2016, 3:00 p.m. ET