Applicant Resources

The following resources are intended to provide guidance to help applicants develop competitive proposals. Additional information is also available on our Funding page. Applicants can also talk with program staff directly during our E4A virtual office hours held on Zoom the third Thursday of every month at 10:30am PT. 

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Informational Applicant Webinar Recording

In this webinar, speakers introduced participants to E4A and RWJF; provided an overview of the funding opportunity, application process, and eligibility and selection criteria; offered insights into the types of research projects that may be a good fit; and answered participant questions. Download the slides.

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Letter of Intent Applicant Guide

The applicant guide outlines general information about the funding opportunity, the application and review process, and questions that should be addressed in the Letter of Intent. It also includes links to additional resources. 

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How to Apply to E4A: A Tutorial

In this video, Natalie DiRocco, Evidence for Action's (E4A's) Grantee Manager, leads a guided tour of the E4A website highlighting where to find applicant materials and other helpful information. She also demonstrates how to navigate the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Application & Review system and submit an application. 

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Applicant Technical Assistance (TA)

E4A offers two TA Services to applicants proposing to evaluate an innovative or important intervention to address a critical population health issue, but without sufficient rigor of design or capacity to conduct research, are given the option to receive Design Consultation or Matching Services. To participate in either service, applicants may either be referred after submitting a Letter of Intent (LOI) or may request participation prior to LOI submission.


Methods Blog

The E4A Methods Blog is intended to provide an informal setting to discuss methods issues. Associated Methods Notes offer insights into the type of methodological issues E4A leadership consider when evaluating proposed research designs.

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Methods Notes

Methods notes offer overviews, insights, and examples of the different research design and analysis methods that can be used in different situations. They also offer guidelines for determining things like effect sizes and conducting power calculations. 

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