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Robert Wood Johnson Foundation: Evidence for Action – Approaches to Advance Gender Equity from Around the Globe / Call for Proposals

Ana Isabel Paraguay
Posted July 5, 2020 from Brazil
Expires on August 25, 2020
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Through this special call for proposals (CFP), the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Evidence for Action (E4A) program and Global Ideas for U.S. Solutions team seek to learn from programs, policies, and practices that are advancing gender equity around the world to understand how they can be adapted to improve health and well-being in the United States, and build a national Culture of Health.

Purpose
The goal of this funding opportunity is to translate and adapt knowledge from around the world to the United States on approaches that can improve health or the determinants of health by improving gender equity.
In the United States, determinants of health relate to personal safety, economic opportunity, education access (post-secondary or beyond), supportive workplace and social environments, and protection from bias and discrimination for vulnerable groups.
They are especially interested in understanding how to change systems, norms, and practices—such as patriarchy and heterosexism—that systematically disfavor women, girls, and other groups based on gender or sexual identity. Specifically, they seek to learn from initiatives underway outside the United States whose effectiveness is supported or suggested by empirical evidence and that have the potential to be adapted and implemented in the United States.

Funding Information
Individual awards will be between $100,000–$250,000 USD each.
The duration of awards will be up to 30 months.

Eligibility Criteria:
1. Applicants may be based almost anywhere in the world; however, the Foundation will only fund proposals that demonstrate clear applicability to the United States.
2. Research projects should reflect collaborations between U.S- and non-U.S.-based organizations, based on pre-existing relationships that demonstrate a durable and productive partnership. Projects that do not reflect a collaboration between U.S. and non-U.S.-based organizations will not be considered.
3. Although collaboration is required, only one organization may serve as the lead applicant. They prefer that those with firsthand knowledge of or experience with the intervention in their home country setting lead this work; thus, they welcome organizations based outside the United States to serve as the lead applicant. However, they recognize that certain factors related to the logistics of administering the grant or the nature of the study may necessitate a U.S.-based partner to serve as the lead. Therefore, they will consider lead applicants both within and outside of the United States.
4. All applicant teams must justify how the lead organization was determined.
5. Awards will be made to organizations, not individuals.

November 2020 - Successful applicants notified.

Early 2021 - Grant start date.

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Through this special call for proposals (CFP), the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Evidence for Action (E4A) program and Global Ideas for U.S. Solutions team seek to learn from programs, policies, and practices that are advancing gender equity around the world to understand how they can be adapted to improve health and well-being in the United States, and build a national Culture of Health.

Eligible organizations include academic institutions, public entities, private nonprofit organizations, government agencies, and for-profit organizations that have a demonstrated history of administering grant awards and managing project funds.

Projects must reflect meaningful representation from the intervention’s developers or administrators, participants, or other stakeholders who have direct experience with and/or contextual knowledge of the intervention.

Studies may be conducted in any language, but proposals and deliverables must be submitted in English and all grant administration will be conducted in English.

August 26, 2020 (3 p.m. Eastern Time): deadline for submission of full proposals.

For more information, please visit https://www.rwjf.org/en/library/funding-opportunities/2020/evidence-for-...

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Ana Isabel Paraguay
Jul 05
Jul 05

Friendly reminders:
1. Study similar calls (open and closed ones) that interest you to discover what they have in common and how you can think ahead/plan to apply = increase your chances of success!
2. Prepare/update paperwork (certificates and attests usually required from an organization like yours);
3. Write (baby steps...!) and discuss a project draft - to validate the priorities within your group and to train your grant writing skills;
4. Do not wait to find a call and then start writing your proposal/project. Start now!!!
5. Visit the World Pulse website >>> My Pulse >>> Resources and then use its filters (right upper corner) to find what may really suit you;
6; Share the opportunities that may not apply to you but can interest others;
7. Spread the word about your failures and achievements in grant requests. Yes, tell these stories too... They will enlighten and inspire your network

Jill Langhus
Jul 06
Jul 06

This one's interesting. Thanks, Ana!