Foundation / Corporation
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF)
12/06/21 3:00 PM ET
Grants to USA and Puerto Rico public health schools and programs for studies addressing inequities in health research. Funding is intended to generate change in the cultures of educational institutions, provide opportunities for peer learning, identify previous equity, diversity, and inclusivity (EDI) efforts, and find opportunities for capacity building.
This initiative is designed to unpack, understand, and shape the contextual and intervening conditions necessary for underrepresented scholars to thrive professionally and personally—and in turn, be better able to contribute to and expand health equity-related research and evidence that can help build a Culture of Health.
Applicants will form interprofessional and diverse guiding teams (GTs) that are representative of the voices that influence and are impacted by the desired change. The teams will comprise institutional leaders, department leaders, new and experienced faculty, past and current researchers, students, community members, and other interested parties.
A Coordinating Center (from here on, the Center) led by Change Matrix, in partnership with other key stakeholders in the system (e.g., the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health [ASPPH]) will support these teams in an 18-month process where they will:
Through this process, GTs will connect with their institution and work with the larger university community to generate ongoing engagement and support. They will also participate in a peer learning community with other grantees throughout the process. It is expected the funds for this project will be used to support dedicated personnel to engage all levels of the institution in transformative change. A structured process and adaptive change assistance will be offered throughout the process, and grantees will be expected to participate in an external evaluation of the initiative.
Support provided by the Center to the GTs includes but is not limited to:
For eligible use of funds, see: https://anr.rwjf.org/viewCfp.do?cfpId=1606&cfpOverviewId=#page=5
GrantWatch ID#: 199410
There will be seven awards.
Up to $300,000 per award over 18 months.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Sheldon Oliver Watts, MPH, PhD, program officer
Phone: (609) 627-5846
Direction and technical assistance for this program are provided by Change Matrix, which serves as the Coordinating Center, located at:
Transforming Academia for Equity Coordinating Center
2251 N. Rampart Blvd., #365
Las Vegas, NV 89128
Responsible staff members at Coordinating Center are:
Elizabeth Waetzig, JD, co-director
Phone: (626) 390-5400
Rachele Espiritu, PhD, co-director
Phone: (720) 369-3671
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