Conducting Evaluations of Healthy Children, Healthy Weight Programs

2018 Call for Qualifications

    Release Date: July 3, 2018 | Application Deadline: Wed, 25 Jul 2018


This Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) funding opportunity will support a 36-month contract with an evaluation team that has the expertise and capacity to design and carry out a diverse range of high-quality evaluations with short notice, across the breadth of issues targeted within the Healthy Children, Healthy Weight focus area as described in the Background section of the full Call for Qualifications (CFQ). We anticipate that a $2 million contract could likely cover the cost of five to 10 evaluations (assuming $200K–$500K per study, depending on level of rigor and scope). Evaluations could assess a wide range of evaluation questions, including (but not limited to):

  • To what extent does a program/grant (e.g., its strategy, tactics, outcomes) align with that of the Foundation’s broader Healthy Children, Healthy Weight focus area?
  • What are the major strengths and areas of improvement for a specific program/grant as they relate to goals/priorities in the Healthy Children, Healthy Weight focus area?
  • What has the program/grant or grantee achieved with RWJF’s funding?
  • In what way(s) has the program/grant influenced the field?

This funding opportunity is being competed through a two-stage open call. The first stage will involve an open call for qualifications, from which we will select approximately five applicants to invite full proposals. This funding opportunity is presented as a program contract instead of a grant because RWJF expects to be closely involved in the design, selection and release of the evaluations and will own the intellectual property created as “work for hire.” Only organizations that can accept these requirements should apply.

Eligibility and Selection Criteria

  • Applicant organizations must be based in the United States or its territories.
  • Awards will be made to organizations, not to individuals.

Key Dates

July 3, 2018
RWJF online system available for qualifications.

July 9, 2018 (3 p.m. ET)
Optional applicant webinar. Use this link to register, then receive a confirmation email to join.

July 25, 2018 (3 p.m. ET)
Deadline for receipt of qualifications.

August 17, 2018
Notification to Phase 1 applicants, including invitations to submit full proposals.

September 14, 2018 (3 p.m. ET)
Deadline for receipt of full proposals.

October 17, 2018
Notification of funding recommendations to Phase 2 applicants.

December 14, 2018
Contract begins.

Total Awards

  • One contract of up to $2 million will be awarded through this call for qualifications (CFQ).
  • The contract is for a funding period of 36 months.

Application is Now Closed

Application closed as of:
July 25, 2018, 3:00 p.m. ET

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