The Healthy Eating Research 2012 call for proposals (CFP) is now closed. This CFP was for two types of awards aimed at providing key decision- and policy-makers with evidence to reverse the childhood obesity epidemic. The award types are Round 7 grants and RWJF New Connections grants awarded through the Healthy Eating Research program.
Approximately $1.9 million will be awarded under this CFP for the two award types.
The majority of grant funds awarded through the Healthy Eating Research 2012 CFP (approximately 80%) will be allocated to studies focused on some aspect related to one or more of the following four nutrition-related RWJF childhood obesity policy priority areas:
- Ensure that all foods and beverages served and sold in schools meet or exceed the most recent Dietary Guidelines for Americans.
- Use pricing strategies—particularly incentives but also disincentives—to promote the purchase of healthier foods.
- Reduce youths' exposure to the marketing of unhealthy foods through regulation, policy, and effective industry self-regulation.
- Increase access to and purchase of high-quality, affordable foods through new or improved grocery stores and healthier corner stores and bodegas.
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.
Healthy Eating Research Round 7 grants -- CLOSED
The Round 7 grants represent the majority of RWJF's investment in research through this program.
Approximately $1.7 million will be awarded through Round 7. Each grant will award up to $170,000 for a maximum funding period of 18 months. These grants require a two-stage proposal application process, including an initial one-page concept paper and subsequent full proposal (if invited).
The deadline for concept papers was August 9, 2012 (3 p.m. ET).
RWJF New Connections Grants Awarded Through Healthy Eating Research -- CLOSED
RWJF New Connections grants are to support the research of new investigators representing populations and communities historically underrepresented in childhood obesity prevention research, including researchers from underrepresented ethnic or racial minority groups and lower-income communities and those who are first generation college graduates. Investigators must have completed a doctorate or terminal degree (e.g., PhD, MD, JD) within 10 years prior to the award date of the grant (after December 1, 2002). This funding opportunity is a collaboration between RWJF's Healthy Eating Research and New Connections programs and also offers career development opportunities.
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. These grants require a two-stage proposal application process, including an initial one-page concept paper and subsequent full proposal (if invited).
The deadline for concept papers was May 22, 2012 (3 p.m. ET).