Call for Proposals: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) Healthy Eating Research Programme 2023 (Up to $2.5 million)

Deadline: April 5, 2023

Proposals are invited for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) Healthy Eating Research Programme 2023. Healthy Eating Research (HER) is a national programme of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) committed to building a Culture of Health through identifying effective strategies to improve children’s nutrition and weight. 

HER’s mission is to support and disseminate research on policy, systems, and environmental strategies that promote healthy eating among children and advance nutrition security and health equity. Some goals of the programme are to: build a vibrant, inclusive, interdisciplinary research base in the areas of healthy food access, nutrition security, diet quality, and healthy weight; and communicate research findings to accelerate policy, systems, and environmental changes. HER issues calls for proposals (CFPs) to solicit scientifically rigorous, solution-oriented proposals from investigators representing diverse disciplines and backgrounds.


  • Up to $2.5 million will be awarded through this CFP, with each award up to a maximum of $275,000 and 24 months in duration. They encourage proposals that request lower budget amounts and shorter periods (e.g., 12–18 months).


  • Applicant organizations must be based in the United States or its territories.
  • Awards will be made to organizations, not to individuals.
  • Preference will be given to applicants that are either public entities or nonprofit organizations that are tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and are not private foundations or Type III supporting organizations. Additional documentation may be required by Duke University.


The deadline for receipt of concept papers is on April 5, 2023 by 3:00PM. Those submitted after the deadline will not be reviewed.

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For more information, visit Healthy Eating Research Programme.