$2.6M goes for Child Obesity Research

RWJFFunder: 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.

Info: http://tinyurl.com/advizrrwj http://tinyurl.com/z63oqgw (NOFA); 800/578-8636; e-mail, healthyeating@umn.edu (for questions about the competition).

About Frank Klimko

Frank Klimko is a nationally known journalist, grants expert and speech writer/speaker. He has years of experience helping nonprofits devise lists of the right funding opportunities and secure funding from these foundations and corporate entities. Clients have focused on an array of areas including child care, homeless, hunger and K-12 education. Additionally, he is a Freedom of Information Act expert, who has helped numerous clients with securing proprietary information from the federal government. Currently, Frank Klimko writes the Children & Youth Funding Report and Private Grants Alert, which are Washington DC-based publications. CYF is a daily publication covering Congress, the Education Dept. and the various federal regulatory agencies. PGA, another daily publication, covers the world of private philanthropy.
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