JHGCCO Request for Applications (RFA): Round 5

Purpose: The NIH-funded Johns Hopkins Global Center on Childhood Obesity (JHGCCO)
is seeking applications for research that focuses on time-sensitive changes
in environments or policies that may reduce the prevalence of childhood obesity.
Projects should take a systems perspective and have the potential to inform the development or confirmation of community- or population-based interventions.
We invite applications from investigators at all career levels in the United States and globally.

This solicitation is for research that requires short-cycle funding decisions
(‘rapid response’ studies). Awards will be announced approximately three months
from the RFA release date. Eligible studies must be associated with actual policies
or processes that are pending in real world settings (e.g., natural experiments),
requiring “time-sensitive” data collection that would not be possible if the
funding decision were made on a regular nine-month NIH review cycle.
The JHGCCO RFAs are re-issued every six months, in January and July.
Receipt Date: Feb. 3, 2013 (Summary of Research Concept)
March 12, 2013 (Full Proposal)
Total Awards: One award of $30,000 in total costs
Eligibility: Proposals are welcomed from researchers anywhere in the world from diverse backgrounds and at varying career levels. The research may be based in the United States or in other countries. Researchers who are in the early stages of their careers are strongly encouraged to apply. Researchers must be affiliated with a university, agency, or research center that meets the same eligibility criteria that apply to NIH funding. See  http://grants.nih.gov/grants/grant_basics.htm#eligible.
Link: http://www.jhsph.edu/research/centers-and-institutes/johns-hopkins-global-center-on-childhood-obesity/opportunities/JHGCCO%20RRPC%20RFA%20Round%205%20Announcement.pdf