Foundation / Corporation
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF)
05/05/21 3:00 PM ET
Grants to USA and territories nonprofit organizations and public agencies representing teams of researchers and community partners for research addressing health equity throughout the nation. Teams will work together to provide action-oriented, community-relevant research to improve the health and wellbeing of communities, and to promote health equity. The aim for the 2021 IRL program is to generate high-quality, community-engaged research useful for dismantling structural racism and improving health and health equity.
Applicants should focus on one of the two subthemes:
Accordingly, the program will recruit and select teams of three people—two researchers and one community leader—to become IRL program fellows. These IRL teams will join together as a diverse cohort of fellows who will participate in a three-year program. During this time, fellows will receive:
With these resources, IRL fellows, both researchers and community leaders, will be better equipped to effect change and become leaders in action-oriented research.
Program Activities can be found at https://anr.rwjf.org/viewCfp.do?cfpId=1551&cfpOverviewId=#page=2
More about the themes can be found at https://anr.rwjf.org/viewCfp.do?cfpId=1551&cfpOverviewId=#page=3
GrantWatch ID#: 179183
Number of fellows in the 2021 cohort: up to 45 fellows (15 teams)
Stipend: $25,000 per fellow for each year of the three-year program, $75,000 in total. These funds are meant to support time for participation in the IRL program, including completing the program curriculum, national meetings, and dissemination activities, and will be paid to the sponsoring institution(s) as described below. An optional administrative fee of $1,000 per year, $3,000 in total, to cover the sponsoring organization’s administrative costs of managing the grant will be available. No other indirect costs will be allowed.
Research project grant: $125,000 for the specific research project that each team will carry out. The team will apply for the research project grant after the fellowship begins and, at that time, will select the organization that will receive and manage the research project grant. It is anticipated that the total 24- to 30-month budget, including indirect costs/overhead for the project will be up to $125,000. The research component of IRL will support research activities only; it is not intended to support program development or implementation. Research grant funds can be used to: cover additional effort as needed; purchase data or supplies; cover support staff; collect data; or pay for travel necessary for the project’s execution.
Travel expenses for all required program meetings and trainings will be paid directly by the national leadership program center or RWJF.
After the fellowship begins, funds of up to $15,000 per year will be available from the national program center to the community partner’s employer, sponsoring institution, or another community organization directly involved in the research project. This will generally be limited to Section 501(c)(3) public charities and government entities.
The program is three years in duration.
April–May 2022: Research grant funding initiated for teams.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
IRL National Program Center
Phone: (844) 210-9072 (toll-free)
Interdisciplinary Research Leaders
University of Minnesota School of Public Health
1300 South 2nd Street, Suite 300
Minneapolis, MN 55454
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