Eligibility Criteria

  • Applications must be submitted by an educational institution or nonprofit organization that is tax exempt under Section 501(c)(3), located in the United States, or its territories, with which the proposed investigator is affiliated.
  • We welcome applications from investigators in the health, social and behavioral sciences, as well as other fields.
  • We seek a diverse group of applicants, including minorities, early career researchers and individuals who work in non-academic settings.
  • Past Investigator Awardees and teams of more than two researchers are ineligible to apply.
  • Investigators must be US Citizens or Permanent Residents at the time of application.
  • Investigators cannot be related by blood or marriage to any Officer or Trustee of RWJF, or be a descendant of its founder, Robert Wood Johnson.