Center for Studies in Demography and Ecology

*New* Request for Proposals: RWJF Research to Advance Racial Equity & Racial Justice

Posted: 10/3/2020 (Funding)

Applications are open for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Policies for Action: Research to Advance Racial Equity and Racial Justice grant. Typically, Policies for Action grants are funded at $250,000 each. Approximately $2 million will be awarded through this CFP. The deadline is 11/24/2020 for the LOI and 4/7/2021 for receipt of the full proposal. If you’re considering this funding opportunity, please consider filling out a proposal planning form and you will receive high quality and timely pre-award support for your application from our team!

  • Award amount: Typically, Policies for Action grants are funded at $250,000 each. 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 and to translate and disseminate the results.
  • Deadline: 11/24/2020 for the LOI. 4/7/2021 for receipt of full proposal.
  • Description: Achieving racial equity and justice in the United States requires a sustained, multipronged intersectional policy approach that addresses both the immediate social conditions leading to poor health outcomes, but also the long-standing structures fostering such conditions. The goal of the Policies for Action call for proposals is to build the evidence base about how national, state, and local policies can improve racial equity in health and well-being in the United States.
  • Eligibility: Preference will be given to applicants that are tax exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and are not private foundations or Type III supporting organizations. Applicant organizations must be based in the United States or its territories. Applications are welcome from all investigators. The following are especially encouraged to apply:
    • interdisciplinary research teams;
    • community-partnered research teams;
    • investigators from diverse backgrounds or with diverse life experiences (e.g., race, gender, class origin/first generation college, LGBTQI, disability, ethnicity, national origin);
    • investigators from a wide range of disciplines;
    • first-time applicants for an RWJF grant.
  • Link to complete RFP


Deadline: 11/24/2020