Call for Proposals

Are you interested in applying for Policies for Action? A webinar with representatives from all four of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s signature “for Action” research programs shared more information about our upcoming calls for proposals. We’re looking for diverse teams of researchers and non-researchers both in and out of the health research field to explore how policies, systems, and other sectors have an impact on health and well-being.

This webinar was held on Tuesday, March 27, 2018. If you weren't able to join, listen to the recording using the link below. You will learn more about the application process, what makes each program unique, and the application evaluation criteria our reviewers use, as well as find out which program is right for you.

RWJF Signature Research Programs: Learn, Listen, Apply

2017 Call for Proposals (now closed)

Approximately $2.0 million was awarded through P4A's 2017 call for proposals, including $500,000 dedicated to research that explores actionable policies to support children’s healthy weight or reduce childhood obesity. 

We want to better understand how policies generated from many sectors impact population health, well-being, and equity. By policies, we mean not just laws and regulations at the local, state, and federal level, but also private sector practices, such as those affecting community development and family and child-wellbeing. The research may examine established laws, regulations, or policies; new policies or approaches; and/or funding or other mechanisms for implementing, enforcing, or sustaining them.

An informational webinar for potential applicants was held on Wednesday, February 15th at 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. ET. Watch the webinar below, or download the slides


Application Timeline

  1. Brief proposals will be accepted through March 10 at 3 p.m. ET.
  2. Candidates selected to submit a full proposal will be notified by early May. 
  3. Full proposals from selected candidates will be accepted through June 16 at 3 p.m. ET.
  4. Finalists will be notified mid-August.

How to Apply

Proposals for this solicitation must be submitted via the RWJF online system. Please use the links below to submit your brief proposal.

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