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 dedicated 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


Higher COVID-19 vaccination and narrower disparities in US cities with paid sick leave compared to cities without.


Gun owners are more receptive to public health messages around firearm policies if they include language respecting the choice to own a gun.


Supportive prenatal substance use policies are associated with better outcomes for babies and pregnant people. Punitive policies may harm infants.

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The thing that excites me most about the work that E4A is doing is the purposeful orientation toward action. It is too often that research focused on racially minoritized groups does not move beyond study findings. Helping to address this challenge is powerful for understanding and applying racial equity.

Jeana E. Morrison, PhD
E4A Research & Program Manager, she/her/hers

Dr. Jeana Morrison, a smiling Black woman with braided hair twisted into a bun at the back of her head. She's wearing glasses, a beaded necklace, and a red patterned top. She's standing in front of a blurred background of what looks like a park or part of a college campus.

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