Global CFP Funding

If I am not chosen for this funding opportunity, can I still apply for other RWJF grant opportunities?

Yes, applicants can apply for other RWJF funding opportunities for which they are eligible. We recognize that good ideas have no borders; and RWJF occasionally offers funding opportunities open to organizations outside of the United States that can help us learn from and adapt global ideas that can help build a Culture of Health in the United States.

May I submit a proposal that is also being considered for funding by other organizations (government funding agency, foundation, etc.)?

Yes, applicants may submit a proposal that is being considered by other organizations. If your proposal is selected by both RWJF and other funding organizations you will be required to report this to RWJF and adjust or expand the activities and budget as appropriate so there is no duplication of funding. You are allowed to expand your project’s scope of work with funding from other sources, as long as you complete the project that RWJF funded you to conduct.

Are matching funds, or research funds from other outside sources, required for this funding opportunity?

No, matching funds are not required, but supplemental funding is welcomed and encouraged. The ability to leverage other funding for the proposed research project is not a criterion for awarding grants, but it may be a consideration in the decision-making process. Awards may also be used to add a supplemental component to an existing project funded by another source; for example, if there is an existing, funded intervention study taking place in another country, this CFP could fund a supplemental study about translating or adapting the intervention to a U.S. setting. 

How should I determine my budget?

Budget requests should be inclusive of both direct and indirect costs. Funds should be allocated equitably among partners. Budgets should also account for costs associated with grantee expectations, including costs for dissemination activities to share findings with stakeholders. The Foundation’s maximum approved rate for indirect costs is 12% of all project costs (Personnel, Other Direct Costs, and Purchased Services) for colleges/universities and hospitals or health systems and up to 20% in indirect costs for non-profit organizations.

What are examples of appropriate and non-appropriate uses of grant funds?

Funds may be used for personnel, consultant fees, data collection & analysis, meetings, supplies, project-related travel, other direct expenses, and up to 12% in overhead or indirect costs for colleges/universities and hospitals or health systems and up to 20% in indirect costs for non-profit organizations. In general, it is not appropriate to buy office equipment or office software with grant funds.

What are the criteria for making funding decisions?

  • Strength of the existing evidence – the effectiveness of the intervention or approach must be supported by research that demonstrates a beneficial impact of the intervention on gender and health equity outcomes.
  • Relevance to improving gender equity – interventions must address overt or underlying causes of inequity, with an emphasis on improving social and structural determinants of health, as opposed to requiring individual behavior modification in the absence of larger systems changes.