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Presentation for Session: Competitive Grant writing to… the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

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May 2016


The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's mission is to improve the health and health care of all Americans. In 2014 the foundation announced that it will continue to work on issues it believes are key to the well-being of all Americans, but within its organization it will no longer divide its efforts into the silos of health and health care. Rather, all that it does will serve one goal: building a culture of health. Given VCU's research assets and strengths, how can investigators work with the sponsor to suggest new and creative approaches to solving health and health care problems? Mona Shah, program officer in the Research-Evaluation-Learning unit, will lead this workshop and discussion to help potential grant writers learn how to best engage with RWJF. She will cover the structure of the organization and ways to connect; current foundation priorities and how to interpret them; what the foundation looks for in competitive applicants and proposals; and key differences between proposals to RWJF and proposals federal funders. The second portion of this workshop will be an intensive Q&A based on your project ideas and RWJF proposals.