Foundation / Corporation
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF)
04/03/19 3:00 PM ET
Grants to USA and territories public and private nonprofits, tribal governments, academic institutions, and agencies for research focused on community health, health equity, and climate change. Applicants must submit a preliminary proposal to be considered for this grant. Funding is intended to support research into a range of health determinants, including energy sources, air quality, water and food systems, transportation design, and housing. Proposals must discuss approaches focused in one or more geographically defined communities.
The Foundation seeks to develop and amplify the evidence around a set of approaches that improve community health and well-being and advance health equity, while also addressing climate change adaptation or mitigation. Grant funds will support research and evaluation activities to develop the best possible evidence highlighting what is working well with the select approach and why; where there have been opportunities and challenges; and how other communities may learn from this approach to tackle similar challenges.
RWJF will place strong emphasis on promoting knowledge sharing among grantees and other communities and those working to address the health impacts of climate change. Proposals should offer mechanisms for communicating and disseminating the research or evaluation findings and lessons learned with a diverse array of audiences. RWJF will give additional preference to proposals that include community members in the communication and dissemination activities.
Applicant organizations must propose a research or evaluation project to answer one or more questions regarding: (1) how well their approaches work and why; (2) how effectively they address the health impacts of climate change and advance health equity; (3) how they took advantage of opportunities and overcame challenges; and (4) how other communities may learn from this approach to tackle similar issues.
The research or evaluation design must be question-driven. The quantitative or qualitative methods used must be appropriately matched to the details of the actual approaches that have been implemented in the geographically defined community. Examples of potential methods include, but are not limited to: culturally responsive evaluations of program or policy implementation; quasi or natural experiments; secondary analyses of existing data; or network or systems analyses.
All proposals will be reviewed using the following criteria:
- An intervention with at least a one-year documented history of implementation activities.
- History of, or deep interest in, working to address the health and well-being of indigenous communities, communities of color, or low-income communities.
- Well-developed research or evaluation plan, with demonstrated ability and capacity to successfully conduct the proposed project activities.
- Demonstrated commitment to share research and evaluation findings and lessons learned with diverse stakeholders.
- Biographies of up to five project personnel and, if applicable, collaborating individuals or organizations, with clear delineations of roles, responsibilities, and amount of time allocated to carry out project activities.
- Appropriateness of budget allocations given the proposed project activities.
Grant funds may be used for project staff salaries, consultant fees, data collection and analysis, meetings, supplies, project-related travel, and other direct project expenses, including a limited amount of equipment essential to the project.
GrantWatch ID#: 184997
Up to eight awards
Proposals may request a budget of up to and including $350,000 each.
- All interventions eligible for this funding must have been implemented and active for at least one year as of the date of the application.
- Project duration must be up to and including 24 months, approximately beginning July 15, 2019.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
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