Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, New Connections: Increasing Diversity of RWJF Programming

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) is accepting applications that will expand the diversity of perspectives that inform RWJF programming and introduce new researchers to the Foundation. This award is a career development program for early career researchers that are from backgrounds underrepresented in research disciplines or historically disadvantaged. Award amount is up to $50,000 for 12 months. The application deadline is May 16, 2017.

The Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations has identified the following private funding opportunity: 

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation: New Connections: Increasing Diversity of RWJF Programming
http://www.rwjf.org

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) is accepting applications that will expand the diversity of perspectives that inform RWJF programming and introduce new researchers to the Foundation. This award is a career development program for early career researchers that are from backgrounds underrepresented in research disciplines or historically disadvantaged to:

  • Engage in career development activities that enhance their research capacity;
  • Work to build the case for a Culture of Health with strong qualitative and quantitative research skills;
  • Produce and translate timely research results; and
  • Collaborate with other researchers from diverse fields to create a healthier, more equitable future for all people

Individuals from ethnic and racial groups historically underrepresented in research disciplines, first-generation college graduates and people from lower-income communities. Preference will be given to applicants with full-time appointments at colleges and universities. Eligible applicants must have completed a doctoral degree within the last ten years (obtained by October 1, 2017 or later) and be early-career scholars, such as a post-doc or assistant professor. Eligible applicants must never have received a grant from RWJF. Applicants must select a mentor for the project who will provide her/his in-kind support. 

For this round of funding, New Connections will provide support and training for up to 20 investigators (up to 18 New Connections researchers and up to two Policies for Action researchers). New Connections is particularly interested in funding research that moves the nation toward achieving health equity. Proposed research topics must align with the drivers of the Culture of Health Action Framework, which sets a national agenda to improve health, well-being, and equity. The Action Framework consists of four action areas for achieving improvements in health and well-being for all Americans. These action areas include: (1) making health a shared value; (2) fostering cross-sector collaboration; (3) creating healthier, more equitable communities; and (4) strengthening integration of health services and systems. Proposed research topics must address one of the four action areas and one or more of the associated drivers, with competitive proposals describing the alignment between the research topic, action area and the identified corresponding drivers; and how these will be attended to through the proposed project. Awards will go to the applicant’s institution, not the individual.

Application Deadline: May 16, 2017. Award notifications will be made in July 2017. Application Guidelines for the award: https://anr.rwjf.org/viewCfp.do?cfpId=1368&cfpOverviewId.

If you have any questions about this funding opportunity, please contact Angela Nolan, Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations for Academic Affairs, at angela_nolan@unc.edu or (919) 962-3426. The UNC Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations is available to provide assistance in pursuing privately funded opportunities. 

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