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Rural Health
Funding by Sponsor: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Summaries of funding programs are provided by RHIhub for your convenience. Please contact the funder directly for the most complete and current information.

Robert Wood Johnson Health Policy Fellows
A fellowship program designed to develop the capacity of mid-career health professionals and behavioral and social scientists with an interest in health and healthcare policy. Individuals with diverse and unique perspectives are strongly encouraged to apply, and the foundation has an interest in rural.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Letter of Intent (Required): Nov 12, 2021
Application Deadline: Feb 11, 2022
Sponsor: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Aligning Systems for Health Rapid-Cycle Research and Evaluation Grants
Grants for research projects that focus on learning about effective ways to align healthcare, public health, and social services to better address health equity and the goals and needs of communities. Funds will support rapid‐cycle research and evaluation projects that examine cross‐sector alignment efforts already underway. In this funding round, research projects that explore how cross‐sector alignment and its constructs might be measured are considered a priority.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. territories
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsors: Georgia Health Policy Center, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Evidence for Action: Investigator-Initiated Research to Build a Culture of Health
Grants for research that expands the evidence needed to build a Culture of Health. A Culture of Health is broadly defined as one in which good health and well-being flourish across geographic, demographic, and social sectors; public and private decision making is guided by the goal of fostering equitable communities; and everyone has the opportunity to make choices that lead to healthy lifestyles.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. territories
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Pioneering Ideas Brief Proposals
Grants for innovative projects that are working to build a culture of health, ensuring that everyone has access to the care they need and all families have the opportunity to make healthier choices.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Change Leadership Programs Inactive
Change leadership programs, designed by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to extend the influence and impact of leaders working to build a Culture of Health.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: May 5, 2021
Sponsor: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Equity-Focused Policy Research: Building Cross-Cutting Evidence on Supports for Families with Young Children Inactive
Grants to support action-oriented research that advances health equity, builds the knowledge base, and informs policymaking to support the healthy development of young children. Research should focus on families of color, those living in rural areas, and other groups of families who experience gaps in access to supports and face disparities in outcomes related to health and well-being.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. territories
Letter of Intent (Required): Feb 23, 2021
Application Deadline: May 11, 2021
Sponsor: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Summer Health Professions Education Program Inactive
A free summer enrichment program designed to improve access to information and resources for college students interested in the health professions. Eligible students include, but are not limited to, individuals who identify as African American/Black, American Indian and Alaska Native and Hispanic/Latino, and those who are from communities of socioeconomic and educational disadvantage.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Feb 5, 2021
Sponsor: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Culture of Health Prize Inactive
Awards to honor collaborative, community-based efforts that are prioritizing health and empowering people in the community to live healthier lives, especially historically marginalized populations and those facing the greatest barriers to good health.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Letter of Intent (Required): Oct 15, 2020
Application Deadline: Dec 21, 2020
Sponsor: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Healthy Eating Research Grants Inactive
Grants for research to identify policy, systems, and environmental strategies that have the strongest potential to reduce sugar-sweetened beverages and increase safe drinking water access and intake among low-income and children of color who are at greatest risk for poor nutrition and obesity.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. territories
Application Deadline: Sep 16, 2020
Sponsor: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation