Funder: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF); Opportunity: Healthy Eating Research: Building Evidence to Prevent Childhood Obesity (Round 10 Grants and New Connections Grants); Funding Focus: Health care, children and youth, obesity; Geographic Focus: National; Eligibility: Nonprofits and colleges; Funding: Round 10: $2.6 million for multiple awards up to $190,000 each; Deadline: Aug. 3.
Summary: The program supports research on environmental and policy strategies to promote healthy eating among children. The goal is to prevent childhood obesity, especially among lower-income and racial and ethnic populations at highest risk for obesity. Nonprofits get preference.
New Connections funding supports the research of new investigators representing populations and communities historically underrepresented in childhood obesity prevention research.
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.
And, 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.