Purpose: Healthy Eating Research has released its 2013 Call for Proposals (CFP). This CFP is for two types of awards aimed at providing advocates, decision-makers, and policy-makers with evidence to reverse the childhood obesity epidemic. The award types are Round 8 grants and RWJF New Connections grants awarded through the Healthy Eating Research program. Approximately $1.6 million will be awarded under this CFP for the two award types.

The majority of grant funds awarded through the Healthy Eating Research 2013 CFP (approximately 80%) will be allocated to studies focused on some aspect related to one or more of the following four RWJF childhood obesity priority areas related to food and nutrition:  
  1. Improving the nutritional quality of snack foods and beverages in schools.
  2. Reducing consumption of sugary beverages.
  3. Protecting children from unhealthy food and beverage marketing.
  4. Increasing access to affordable healthy foods in underserved communities.
The remaining grant funds will support other topics of established or emerging importance, such as child-care policies and environments, front-of-package labeling, and menu labeling. Target populations include children and adolescents ages 3 to 18 and their families, especially in lower-income and racial and ethnic populations at highest risk for obesity.
The Round 8 grants represent the majority of RWJF’s investment in research through this program.
Receipt Date:
  • April 24, 2013 (3 p.m. ET)
  • July 10, 2013 (3 p.m. ET)
Total Awards: Approximately $1.4 million will be awarded through Round 8. Each grant will award up to $170,000 for a maximum funding period of 18 months.
  • Preference will be given to applicants that are either public entities or nonprofit organizations that are tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and are not private foundations or Type III supporting organizations.
  • Applicant organizations must be based in the United States or its territories. The focus of this program is the United States; studies in other countries will be considered only to the extent that they may directly inform U.S. policy
Link: http://www.healthyeatingresearch.org/component/content/article/1684
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