Healthy Eating Research: Building Evidence to Prevent Childhood Obesity

Healthy Eating Research: Building Evidence to Prevent Childhood Obesity

Purpose: Healthy Eating Research: Building Evidence to Prevent Childhood Obesity is a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) national program. 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, and children who live in lower-income communities (urban, suburban, and/or rural). Findings are expected to advance RWJF’s efforts to help all children achieve a healthy weight, promote health equity, and build a Culture of Health.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.
Receipt Date: Proposals for Round 10 grants:
March 9–August 3, 2016 (3:00 p.m. ET)
RWJF online system for concept papers available to applicants. Applicants may submit a concept paper for either of the two deadlines listed below. Concept papers submitted after August 3, 2016 (3:00 p.m. ET) will not be reviewed.

Invited full proposals must be submitted via the RWJF online system. The full proposal deadline will correspond to the deadline under which the concept paper was submitted, as shown below.

Deadline 1

  • May 11, 2016 (3:00 p.m. ET)–Concept papers due in RWJF online system.
  • May 25, 2016–Applicants notified as to whether or not they are invited to submit a full proposal.
  • July 20, 2016 (3:00 p.m. ET)–Invited full proposals due in RWJF online system.
  • Late September 2016–Notification of finalists.
  • November 15, 2016–Awards begin.

Deadline 2

  • August 3, 2016 (3:00 p.m. ET)–Concept papers due in RWJF online system.
  • August 17, 2016–Applicants notified as to whether or not they are invited to submit a full proposal.
  • October 12, 2016 (3:00 p.m. ET)–Invited full proposals due in RWJF online system.
  • Mid-December 2016–Notification of finalists.
  • February 1, 2017–Awards begin.
Total Awards: Approximately $2.6 million will be awarded under this CFP for the two award types. The anticipated allocation of funds is as follows:

Round 10 Grants
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. Approximately one-third of the funds available under Round 10 will be earmarked for studies focused on any of the following underserved geographic locations or populations: 1) rural areas of the United States, including the Appalachian region as defined by the Appalachian Regional Commission (www.arc.gov); 2) Asian/Pacific Islanders; and 3) American Indians.

RWJF New Connections Grants Awarded Through Healthy Eating Research 
Up to two RWJF New Connections grants will be awarded through the Healthy Eating Research program. Awards will be for 12- to 18-month grants of up to $100,000 each.

Eligibility: Preference will be given to applicants that are either public entities or nonprofit organizations that are tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and are not private foundations or Type III supporting organizations. The Foundation may require additional documentation. Applicant organizations must be based in the United States or its territories. The focus of this program is the United States; studies in other countries will be considered only to the extent that they may directly inform U.S. policy.
Link: http://www.rwjf.org/en/library/funding-opportunities/2016/healthy-eating-research–building-evidence-to-prevent-childhood-.html
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