For Grantseekers

Our rolling call for proposals (CFP), E4A: Innovative Research to Advance Racial Equity, is 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 continues to award 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 advances 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.

Guaranteed income improves physical and psychological health. 

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

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Featured News

Dr. Nancy Adler, a smiling white woman with gray hair wearing a red sweater, and Dr. Amani Allen, a smiling Black woman with short dark hair wearing glasses and a blazer
We share the bittersweet news that after an illustrious career, trailblazer Dr. Nancy Adler is retiring from her directorship at E4A and transitioning into an advisory role. At the same time, we are excited to welcome E4A's new director, Dr. Amani M. Allen, PhD, MPH, a seasoned public health professor, researcher, and thought-leader at the University of California Berkeley School of Public Health will join us on September 1, 2023.

I’m excited about working with the E4A team, RWJF, and the National Advisory Committee to explore how we may push the boundaries even further to support equitable and innovative research that will advance health and racial equity.”

Amani Allen, PhD, MPH
E4A Director, she/her/hers

Dr. Amani Allen, a smiling Black woman with short black hair, wearing black glasses a grey blouse, and a dark blazer

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