For Grantseekers

Evidence for Action has an open and rolling Call for Proposals, so you can apply any time.

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

Guaranteed income reduces income volatility, improves health, enhances wellbeing, leads to more full time employment, and creates new opportunities for self determination.

Smoke-free worksite laws lead to reductions in current smoking, increases in smoking cessation, and decreases in recent vaping. However, adding vaping restrictions may reduce the law's impact on current smoking among 18 to 25 year-olds.

Black, Hispanic, and Native American high school students were more likely to smoke in states that banned affirmative action for college admissions, suggesting that the ban can harm the health of minority high school students.


I am always thrilled to read about new ideas, ways in which we can advance our understanding to the end of informing policies that can create a healthier world.

Sandro Galea, MD, MPH, DrPH
NAC Chair, he/him/his

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