Friday, February 19, 2010

Active Living Research Grants

A program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Active Living Research supports research to inform policy and environmental strategies for increasing physical activity among children and adolescents, decreasing their sedentary behaviors, and preventing obesity.

The program places special emphasis on strategies with the potential to reach children and youths between the ages of 3 and 18 who are at highest risk for obesity — African American, Latino, American Indian, Alaska Native, Asian American, and Pacific Islander children, as well as children who live in underresourced and lower-income communities.

Grants funded under this Call for Proposals are expected to advance RWJF's efforts to reverse the childhood obesity epidemic by 2015. This CFP consists of grant opportunities for specified research topics and dissertation awards. It also includes funding opportunities for New Connections grants made available through the Active Living Research program.

Amount: Varies

Date due: April 14, 2010

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Friday, February 5, 2010

Susan G Komen Council of Advisors

Susan G. Komen for the Cure is establishing a new Council of Advisors of fifty experts from a variety of medical and scientific backgrounds to broaden the organization's investment in research, community programs, scientific peer review, and public policy.

Individuals will serve as either full or associate council members. Full members will be established senior scholars and leaders in the field of breast cancer who have already made significant contributions to the field. Associate members will be independent investigators and scientists between five and twelve years past their fellowship training who demonstrate significant promise of making important contributions to and leading the field of breast cancer.

As distinguished scholars, full council members will be awarded a $250,000 Komen research grant, while associate council members will receive a $175,000 Komen research grant annually for the duration of their two-year term. Grants must be used to study critical questions in breast cancer and will require an annual project description and annual progress and financial reports.

Date due: March 1, 2010

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NIH Research Conference Grant (Interdisciplinary Teams)

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) encourages Research Conference Grant (R13)applications from institutions and organizations that propose to develop interdisciplinary research teams. Teams must include investigators from the social and/or behavioral sciences, and may include the life and/or physical sciences. The goal is to broaden the scope of investigation into scientific problems, yield fresh and possibly unexpected insights, and increase the sophistication of theoretical, methodological, and analytical approaches by integrating the analytical strengths of two or more disparate scientific disciplines while addressing gaps in terminology, approach, and methodology. This program will allow investigators from multiple disciplines to hold meetings in order to provide the foundation for developing interdisciplinary research projects.

Amount: Varies

Date due: April 12, 2010; August 12, 2010

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Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Physical Therapy & Mobility Grant

The Foundation for Physical Therapy, an independent nonprofit organization with the mission of funding physical therapy research, is accepting applications for a new two-year, $300,000 grant.

The Clagett Family Research Grant is intended to fund research on interventions that use exercise to improve mobililty and participation in older adults with multiple chronic conditions. The foundation encourages collaborative and multidisciplinary teams to apply for a grant.

Proposals may be submitted by a single investigator or a group of investigators through a U.S. sponsoring organization/institution with which they are affiliated.

Amount: $300,000

Date due: March 1, 2010 (Letter of intent)

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Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Communities Creating Healthy Environments

Communities Creating Healthy Environments is a national program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation that aims to prevent childhood obesity by increasing access to healthy foods and safe places to play in communities of color. The program is designed to advance RWJF's efforts to reverse the childhood obesity epidemic by 2015 by supporting diverse, community-based organizations and federally chartered tribal nations in the development and implementation of effective, culturally competent policy initiatives to address childhood obesity at the local level.

Eligible applicants must have a track record of at least two years of successful community organizing and policy advocacy to address health-related problems in communities of color. Both the leadership and membership or constituencies of any applicant organization should reflect the communities they seek to serve. Youth-led organizing groups and community-based groups with youth-organizing components are strongly encouraged to apply.

Amount: $250,000

Date due: February 25, 2010

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