For Grantseekers

Our new rolling call for proposals (CFP), E4A: Innovative Research to Advance Racial Equity, is now open and accepting applications! 

What is Evidence for Action

Evidence for Action (E4A) is a Signature Program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. We are committed to developing the evidence base to align with RWJF’s vision to build a Culture of Health and commitment to advance health and racial equity. We do this by funding investigator-initiated research and providing technical assistance to researchers and organizations working in communities to evaluate interventions. 

Our Grants

E4A awards grants to encourage and support innovative, rigorous research on the impact of programs, policies, and practices on health and well-being, with a particular focus on research that will help advance health and racial equity.

What We're Learning

More inclusive paid leave policies can markedly advance food security and help businesses stay open.

Simple advocacy messages and short stories describing structural barriers and policy solutions to address these barriers could increase public support of policies with the potential to improve health.

Understanding cultural differences among lawful gun owners (i.e., why they own guns, the types of guns they own, etc.) is critical for informing national discourse around gun legislation and safety.


I am excited about the opportunity to strengthen the evidence about the impact of programs and policies that aim to improve health and advance equity, and am inspired by the creativity and commitment of those who are doing this work.

Nancy Adler, PhD
E4A Director, she/her/hers

Nancy Adler, PhD

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