RWJF Investigator-Initiated Research to Build a Culture of Health

Deadline: Ongoing

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation is desired to invite applications for Investigator-Initiated research to build a culture of health. Investigator-Initiated Research to Build a Culture of Health is a national program of RWJF that supports the Foundation’s commitment to building a Culture of Health in the United States. The program aims to provide individuals, organizations, communities, policymakers, and researchers with the empirical evidence needed to address the key determinants of health encompassed in the Culture of Health Action Framework

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Approximately $2.2 million will be awarded annually. We expect to fund between five and 12 grants each year for periods of up to 30 months.

Field of Study

Program applicants must have received a doctoral degree in Economics, Political Science or Sociology. Preference will be given to applicants who have not previously worked extensively in the areas of health or health policy research.

Eligibility Criteria

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Applicants must be either public entities or nonprofit organizations that are tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Applicant organizations must be based in the United States or its territories. Awards will be made to organizations, not to individuals.

Applications from all investigators are welcome, and the following are especially encouraged to apply:

  • Interdisciplinary or cross-sector research teams;
  • Investigators from a variety of areas and disciplines, including but not limited to anthropology, architecture, business, community planning, criminal justice, economics, epidemiology, health policy, medicine, nursing, psychology, history, public health, social work, and sociology;
  • First-time applicants to RWJF.

Application Process

Applicants first must submit a two-page letter of intent (LOI) through RWJF’s online system.

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