|Purpose:||Healthy Eating Research has released its 2013 Call for Proposals (CFP). This CFP is for two types of awards aimed at providing advocates, decision-makers, and policy-makers with evidence to reverse the childhood obesity epidemic. The award types are Round 8 grants and RWJF New Connections grants awarded through the Healthy Eating Research program. Approximately $1.6 million will be awarded under this CFP for the two award types.
The majority of grant funds awarded through the Healthy Eating Research 2013 CFP (approximately 80%) will be allocated to studies focused on some aspect related to one or more of the following four RWJF childhood obesity priority areas related to food and nutrition:
The remaining grant funds will support other topics of established or emerging importance, such as child-care policies and environments, front-of-package labeling, and menu labeling. Target populations include children and adolescents ages 3 to 18 and their families, especially in lower-income and racial and ethnic populations at highest risk for obesity.
The Round 8 grants represent the majority of RWJF’s investment in research through this program.
|Total Awards:||Approximately $1.4 million will be awarded through Round 8. Each grant will award up to $170,000 for a maximum funding period of 18 months.|