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Healthy Eating Research Releases 2016 Call for Proposals

Healthy Eating Research is a national program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF). The program supports research on environmental and policy strategies with strong potential to promote healthy eating among children to prevent childhood obesity, especially among groups at highest risk for obesity: black, Latino, American Indian, Asian/Pacific Islander children, and children who live in lower-income communities. Findings are expected to advance RWJF’s efforts to reverse the childhood obesity epidemic, eliminate disparities, and help all children achieve a healthy weight.

This call for proposals (CFP) is for two types of awards aimed at providing advocates, decision-makers, and policymakers with evidence to reverse the childhood obesity epidemic. The award types are: Round 10 grants and RWJF New Connections grants awarded through the Healthy Eating Research program.

Approximately $2.6 million will be awarded under this CFP for the two award types.

Round 10 Grants

  • The Round 10 grants represent the majority of RWJF’s investment in research through this program.
  • Approximately $2.4 million will be awarded through Round 10. Each grant will award up to $190,000 for a maximum funding period of 18 months.
  • There are two deadlines for receipt of concept papers: May 11, 2016 and August 3, 2016 (both by 3 p.m. ET).

RWJF New Connections Grants Awarded Through Healthy Eating Research

  • These grants are to support policy-relevant research of early-career investigators from backgrounds that are underrepresented in research disciplines supported by RWJF or historically disadvantaged. For the purpose of this CFP, only new investigators, defined as individuals who received their doctorate or terminal degree within 10 years prior to the award date for the grant (after December 1, 2006) are eligible to apply.
  • Up to two RWJF New Connections grants will be awarded through the Healthy Eating Research program in this round of funding. Awards will be for 12- to 18-month grants of up to $100,000 each.
  • Deadline for receipt of concept papers: June 1, 2016 (3 p.m. ET).

More details and how to apply