Evidence for Action: Investigator-Initiated Research to Build a Culture of Health is a national program of Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) that supports 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. In addition, Evidence for Action will also support efforts to assess outcomes and set priorities for action. It will do this by encouraging and supporting creative, rigorous research on the impact of innovative programs, policies and partnerships on health and well-being, and on novel approaches to measuring health determinants and outcomes.
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation will award approximately $2.2 million will be awarded annually to support investigator-initiated research that supports building a Culture of Health. RWJF expects to fund between five and 12 grants each year for periods of up to 30 months. Applicants must be either public entities or nonprofit organizations that are tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis beginning June 1, 2015. Applicants first must submit a two-page letter of intent (LOI) through RWJF’s online system and will generally be notified within eight weeks as to whether they are approved to submit a full proposal. Full proposals will be due two months from the date of notification. Funding recommendations will be made within three months of receipt of the full proposal.