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Robert Wood Johnson Foundation: Pioneering Ideas

Deadline: October 15, 2019

The goal of the Pioneering Ideas Brief Proposal funding opportunity is to explore; to look into the future and put health first to help design for changes in how people live, learn, work, and play; to wade into uncharted territory in order to better understand what new trends, opportunities, and breakthrough ideas can enable everyone in America to live the healthiest life possible.

While improving the status quo is vital to the health and well-being of millions of Americans now, the Pioneering Ideas Brief Proposal opportunity reaches beyond incremental changes to explore the ideas and trends that will influence the trajectory and future of health. Ultimately, the Foundation supports work that will help it to learn what a Culture of Health can look like—and how to get there.

Shared themes or characteristics of a pioneering idea:

  • Challenge assumptions or long-held cultural practices
  • Take an existing idea and give it a new spin—or a novel application
  • Offer a new take or perspective on a long-running, perplexing problem
  • Apply cutting-edge ideas from other fields to health
  • Explore the potential for emerging trends to impact the ability to build a Culture of Health

Amount: Grants typically range from $100,000-$300,000.

Eligibility: Nonprofit organizations and public agencies.

Link: https://www.rwjf.org/en/how-we-work/submit-a-proposal.html

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