Robert Johnson Foundation: Policies for Action-Public Policy Research to Advance Racial Equity and Racial JusticeDeadline: November 24, 2020
October 21st, 2020 (2:30 pm ET): Optional applicant webinar.
November 24, 2020 (3 p.m. ET): Deadline for receipt of letters of intent.
April 7, 2021 (3 p.m. ET): Deadline for receipt of full proposals.
For more than 45 years, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) has worked with others to address major health and health care issues. RWJF’s vision of a Culture of Health is rooted in the collective belief that everyone should have a fair and just opportunity to be healthier. RWJF recognizes the significant role racism plays in the American landscape—undergirding entrenched policies and practices shaping virtually every aspect of life, opportunity, and well-being across the country. The effects of racism in federal, state, and local policies on the lives of people of color are profound and enduring. Racism in policies can make it more difficult for people of color and immigrants to secure quality housing, health care, early care and education, and wealth and income.
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.
Amount: $2,000,000 is available to make grants that are typically funded at $250,000 for a duration of up to 24 months.
Eligibility: Preference will be given to applicants that are either public entities or nonprofit organizations 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. The following are 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.