Purpose: The goal of this effort is to catalyze research partnerships that result in rigorously designed studies that could be funded by Evidence for Action (E4A), another Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) program, or other funding source. We are particularly interested in matching organizations that do not have a track record of RWJF funding. To achieve this goal, E4A will support a “matching team” overseen by a grantee organization that meets the eligibility criteria noted below. The grantee’s primary role will be to link organizations working in and with communities with strong research partners to rigorously evaluate the health impacts of program or policy interventions. Organizations working in and with communities may include health care providers, nonprofits, community-based organizations, and social service or government agencies, which have the infrastructure to implement initiatives but limited research capacity for scientifically rigorous evaluation of their impact.
Receipt Date: Optional applicant webinar: March 12, 2018, Expires: April 26, 2018
Total Awards:  One $700,000 grant for an initial 24-month period. Of this $700,000, the awardee is expected to regrant a minimum of $200,000 to referred organizations for the purposes of seed funding to help facilitate partnership development. Applicants must demonstrate prior experience and sufficient internal controls with respect to the anticipated regranting.
Eligibility: Applicant organizations must be based in the United States or its territories. Applications from individuals will not be accepted. Preference will be given to applicants that are based at institutes of higher education, public entities, or nonprofit organizations that are tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Other types of nonprofit and for-profit organizations are eligible to apply.
Link: https://www.rwjf.org/en/library/funding-opportunities/2018/evidence-for-action–matching-service.html
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