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Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Limited Submission Program (LSP): This funding opportunity and the Limited Submission Program (LSP) is open to all Texas A&M University faculty and principal investigators who meet the eligibility requirements. Texas A&M and The Texas A&M University System agencies jointly administer this process to select the proposal(s) that will be submitted to the sponsor in response to this solicitation.

Institutional Eligibility: An applicant organization may submit up to two brief proposals total under this solicitation. For example, an applicant may submit two Demonstration Project brief proposals, two Program Grant brief proposals, or one brief proposal for each grant type. However, the Health Impact Project will fund no more than one full proposal per organization.

PI Eligibility: Any one individual may be the principal investigator (PI) or co-principal investigator (co-PI) for no more than one preliminary or full proposal.

The proposal will be prepared and submitted by Sponsored Research Services (SRS).

Proposal Limit: 2

Summary: The Health Impact Project, a collaboration of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) and The Pew Charitable Trusts (Pew), promotes the use of Health Impact Assessments (HIAs) and related approaches to help policy-makers in a wide range of fields incorporate health considerations into new policies, programs, plans, and projects, and make decisions that reduce unnecessary health risks, improve health, and decrease costs. This call for proposals (CFP) supports two types of initiatives: 1) HIA demonstration projects that inform a specific decision, with a focus on tribes, states, and territories that have had limited experience with HIAs to date; and 2) HIA program grants that enable organizations with previous HIA experience to develop sustainable HIA programs that integrate HIAs and related approaches in policy-making at the local, state, or tribal level.

Preference will be given to HIAs in one or more of the following categories:
•    HIAs that focus on an innovative topic for which relatively few assessments have been completed—for example, criminal justice, education, fiscal and economic policy, and disaster recovery. Preference will be given to proposals on topics other than land use, built environment, or transportation. However, for HIA program grant applicants, many experienced teams have established strong partnerships in the arena of land use, transportation, and other built environment policies and may wish to continue HIA practice on this topic as a way to build the HIA program. Therefore, strong proposals on any topic will also be considered.
•    HIAs proposed by federally recognized U.S. tribes.
•    HIAs proposed in states with limited or no HIA activity and no ongoing, systematic efforts to build the field. This includes U.S. territories and Alabama, Arkansas, the District of Columbia, Delaware, Hawaii, Idaho, Iowa, Louisiana, Maine, Mississippi, Montana, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, and Wyoming. The preference for proposals in areas that have had limited experience with HIAs does not apply to program grants.


March 3, 2014: Deadline for an email of intent including the title of the internal proposal and a one to three sentence description of the project.

Send email of intent to

March 6, 2014: Deadline to submit an internal proposal.

All proposals for the LSP must be submitted electronically using the e-proposal on-line application system.

Be prepared to upload your internal proposal. The sections will include a one-three page research plan summary, two-page bio-sketch, and preliminary budget.

The e-proposal site is password protected. Texas A&M principal investigators may use their NetID and password to access the system. If you do not have a NetID, click HERE for help to activate your NetID. You will need your UIN and your date of birth.

If you have any questions, please contact: or 979.862.2233.

March 20, 2014: Target date for the notifications to PIs of the result of the internal competition.

April 2, 2014: Sponsor deadline for the receipt of brief proposals.

Internal Selection Procedures:
Texas A&M has established a procedure to identify limited submission opportunities and internally select proposals for Texas A&M submissions.  Please contact us if you have any questions about the limited submission process.