The Healthy Eating Research 2011 call for proposals (CFP) is now open. This funding opportunity is for three types of awards aimed at providing key decision- and policy-makers with evidence to reverse the childhood obesity epidemic.
The three types of funding opportunities included in this CFP are:
• Round 6 grants;
• Rapid-response grants; and
• RWJF New Connections grants awarded through Healthy Eating Research.
This round of funding supports strategic, rigorous, policy-relevant research on a wide range of policy and environmental changes. Target populations include children and adolescents ages 3 to 18 and their families. The Foundation places special emphasis on reaching the children at greatest risk for obesity: Black, Latino, American Indian, Asian/Pacific Islander children, and children who live in lower-income communities.
RWJF New Connections grants through Healthy Eating Research are for new investigators who are from a group that has been historically disadvantaged or underrepresented in research disciplines supported by RWJF, such as people from ethnic or racial minority groups, first-generation college graduates and people from lower-income communities. For the purposes of this CFP, in order to be eligible for the RWJF New Connections grants through Healthy Eating Research, investigators must have completed a doctorate or terminal degree (e.g., Ph.D., M.D., J.D.) within seven years prior to the award date for the grant (after September 1, 2004). Please refer to the CFP for complete eligibility criteria.
Grantees who are awarded RWJF New Connections grants through Healthy Eating Research will become part of a broader network of researchers representing both of these RWJF programs. Grantees will be eligible to participate in all RWJF New Connections and Healthy Eating Research meetings, training and networking events, and technical assistance offerings.
Up to three RWJF New Connections grants will be awarded through the Healthy Eating Research program in this round of funding. Awards will be for 12- to 24-month grants of up to $75,000 each.
Concept papers for RWJF New Connections grants awarded through Healthy Eating Research are due March 10, 2011 at 3 p.m. ET.
To learn more about this funding opportunity and to apply for a grant, please visit the Healthy Eating Research program Web site at www.healthyeatingresearch.org.