RWJF New Connections Grants

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:
  1. Improving the nutritional quality of snack foods and beverages in schools.
  2. Reducing consumption of sugary beverages.
  3. Protecting children from unhealthy food and beverage marketing.
  4. Increasing access to affordable healthy foods in underserved communities.
RWJF New Connections grants support policy-relevant research of early-career investigators from historically disadvantaged and underrepresented communities, including researchers from ethnic or racial minority or lower-income communities, first-generation college graduates, or others who historically have been disadvantaged and underrepresented in research disciplines supported by RWJF.
Receipt Date: March 27, 2013 (3 p.m. ET)
Total Awards: 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.
Eligibility: Only new investigators, defined as individuals who received their doctorate or terminal degree (e.g., PhD, MD, JD) within 10 years prior to the award date for the grant (after November 1, 2003) are eligible to apply for these awards.
Link: http://www.healthyeatingresearch.org/component/content/article/1684
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