The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's Healthy Eating Research: Building Evidence to Prevent Childhood Obesity program supports research on environmental and policy strategies with strong potential to promote healthy eating among children to prevent childhood obesity, especially among lower-income and racial and ethnic populations at highest risk for obesity. Findings are expected to advance RWJF's efforts to reverse the childhood obesity epidemic by 2015.
The primary goal of this CFP is to fund and communicate strategic and timely research addressing key evidence needed to advance RWJF's policy priorities — providing advocates, decision-makers, and policy-makers with innovative, solution-oriented, policy-relevant environmental and policy studies to guide policy action.
Proposals are invited for two types of awards: 1) Round 7 grants, and 2) RWJF New Connections grants awarded through the Healthy Eating Research program.
Round 7 grants represent the majority of RWJF's investment in research through this program. Approximately $1.7 million will be awarded in grants of up to $170,000 for a maximum funding period of eighteen months. Concept papers may be submitted at any time until August 9, 2012. The deadlines for receipt of invited full proposals are May 31, 2012; July 31, 2012; and October 4, 2012.
The New Connections grants are offered in collaboration with RWJF's New Connections program, which is designed to expand the diversity of perspectives that inform RWJF programming and introduce new researchers and scholars to the foundation. These grants are to support research by 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. Up to two grants of up to $100,000 will be awarded for projects of twelve to eighteen months. Concept papers are due May 22, 2012; invited full proposals will be due July 21, 2012.
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