Current & Future Work

2019 will see a significant increase in grant funding to renowned scientists and researchers around the globe. This is in addition to the more than $25 million of authorized grants in 2018.

What's
to Come

We recognize that our mission to end smoking in the next thirty years requires us to balance the urgency of current global health needs with a commitment to longer-term initiatives. Now is the time to deploy innovative investments to support cessation and harm reduction, which will start by strengthening local scientific capacity. Our second wave of scientific requests for proposals will continue our investment in research centers and global networks that are developing new models for global tobacco control.

Our grantmaking process and the work of our grantees are key for understanding the sex- and gender-based biological, social, and cultural dimensions of health and economic development that can impact progress toward ending smoking. We introduced the Foundation’s Gender Policy that documents our commitment to gender equality and the application of comprehensive gender perspective to all of our work. We are invested in transparency and invited comments on the policy that are reflected in the final draft.

Our grantmaking process and the work of our grantees are key for understanding the sex- and gender-based biological, social, and cultural dimensions of health and economic development that can impact progress toward ending smoking. We introduced the Foundation’s Gender Policy that documents our commitment to gender equality and the application of comprehensive gender perspective to all of our work. We are invested in transparency and invited comments on the policy that are reflected in the final draft.

Grants Pipeline

We are embarking on a new phase at the Foundation for which we will be facilitating a breadth of research and work that will help drive real innovation and change across the tobacco and nicotine ecosystem. The requests for proposals we will launch in 2019 consider data gaps and the need for new insights in our three main areas of focus. Our grant projects will engage scientists across academia and global health to advance knowledge of reduced-harm tools and help smokers quit using combustible cigarettes.

Industry Transformation:

Provide quantifiable evidence

Provide quantifiable evidence over time of what steps the largest tobacco companies are taking toward achieving a smoke-free world and any actions they take to undermine that progress.

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