Purpose: The University of Kentucky Center for Poverty Research (UKCPR) in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Agriculture Economic Research Service (ERS) and the University of Illinois, is competitively awarding grants to qualified individuals and institutions to provide rigorous research that utilitzes the new FoodAPS National Household Food Acquisition and Purchase Survey. The RFA will fund research in one of two topical domains: (1) household food behaviors and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), and (2) the role of the local food environment and other geographic factors on household food purchase and acquisition decisions. In addition, geographically linked data on the local food environment and food prices compiled as part of the FoodAPS Geography Component (FoodAPS-GC) will be available for awardees.
Receipt Date: Jan. 10, 2014 (Letter of Intent)
Feb. 21, 2014 (Applications)
Total Awards: It is anticipated that about 12 grants of up to $40,000 each will be awarded across the two topical domains.
Eligibility: Proposed principal investigator(s) for grants must hold a Ph.D. or equivalent academic degree, and be employed
at a college, university, or research organization. Members of minority and underrepresented groups are strongly
encouraged to apply.