Purpose: This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is issued by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), National Cancer Institute (NCI), National Institute on Aging (NIA), Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), and the Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (OBSSR), at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This announcement establishes an accelerated review/award process to support time-sensitive research to evaluate a new policy or program expected to influence obesity related behaviors (e.g., dietary intake, physical activity, or sedentary behavior) and/or weight outcomes in an effort to prevent or reduce obesity.This FOA is intended to support research where opportunities for empirical study are, by their very nature, only available through expedited review and funding.  All applications to this FOA must demonstrate that the evaluation of an obesity related policy and /or program offers an uncommon and scientifically compelling research opportunity that will only be available if the research is initiated with minimum delay. For these reasons, applications in response to this time-sensitive FOA are eligible for only one submission. It is intended that eligible applications selected for funding will be awarded within 3-4 months after the application submission/receipt date. However, administrative requirements and other unforeseen circumstances may delay issuance dates beyond that timeline.
Receipt Date: Oct. 10, 2014, Nov. 10, 2014, Dec. 10, 2014, Jan. 12, 2015, Feb. 10, 2015, March 10, 2015, April 14, 2015, May 11, 2015, June 10, 2015, July 10, 2015, Aug. 12, 2015
Expires: Sept. 11, 2015
Total Awards: Application budgets are not limited, but need to reflect actual needs of the proposed project. However, applicants requesting $500,000 or more in direct costs in any year must contact NIH program staff at least 6 weeks before submitting the application and follow the Policy on the Acceptance for Review of Unsolicited Applications that Request $500,000 or More in Direct Costs as described in the SF424 (R&R) Application Guide.
Eligibility: Investigators from a variety of intuitions are welcome to apply including land-grant institutions, for-profit organizations, small businesses, universities, and others.
Link: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-12-257.html#_Part_1._Overview
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