Applicant Resources

The following resources are intended to provide guidance to help applicants develop competitive proposals for the Evidence for Action (E4A) funding opportunity. Additional information is also available on our Funding page. Applicants can also talk with E4A program staff directly during our drop-in, virtual office hours held on Zoom. Applicants may also request an interactive workshop from the E4A Team.

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Informational Applicant Webinar Recording

In this webinar, speakers introduced participants to E4A and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (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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Request a Workshop

These interactive workshops can cover a number of topics, such as generating research questions that are actionable and relevant to improving health and racial equity; building a dissemination strategy; developing a competitive application; or enhancing equity in the research process. E4A team members will work with you to determine the topic(s) and format that works best for your group. Workshops are interactive sessions where participants have the opportunity to ask questions, present ideas and obtain feedback, and connect with E4A team members.

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How to Apply to E4A: A Tutorial

In this video, Natalie DiRocco, 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 RWJF Application & Review system to 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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