Evidence for Action: Investigator-Initiated Research to Build a Culture of Health
Introduction & Purpose
Evidence for Action (E4A), a national program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), funds research that expands the evidence needed to build a Culture of Health. A Culture of Health is broadly defined as one in which good health and well-being flourish across geographic, demographic, and social sectors; public and private decision-making is guided by the goal of fostering equitable communities; and everyone has the opportunity to make choices that lead to healthy lifestyles. RWJF’s Culture of Health Action Framework, which was developed to catalyze a national movement toward improved health, well-being, and equity, guides E4A’s program strategy.
Eligibility & Selection Criteria
Preference will be given to applicants 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 and are not private foundations or Type III supporting organizations. Other types of nonprofit and for-profit organizations are also eligible to apply. The Foundation may require additional documentation. Applicant organizations must be based in the United States or its territories. Submissions from teams that include both U.S. and international members are eligible, but the lead applicant must be based in the United States.
Key Dates & Deadlines
We hosted an applicant webinar on April 12, 2019.
During the webinar, we:
- Reviewed our updated Call for Proposals and the different phases in the application process;
- Discussed what it means to be an E4A grantee;
- Hosted a live Q&A period with participants.
A recording 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 6-9 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 6-9 weeks of the submission deadline.
There is not an explicit range for allowable budget requests. You should request the amount of funding you will need to complete your proposed research project – including both direct and indirect costs for the entire duration of your study. Typical grant durations may be up to 36 months, with some exceptions when durations of up to 48 months are justified. Visit the Grantee section of our website for a sense of the number and size of grants funded by E4A at http://www.evidenceforaction.org/grantees.