Healthy Eating Research Special Solicitation: COVID-19 and Socioeconomic Recovery Efforts

Purpose: This CFP aims to fund research on how COVID-19-related relief and recovery policies and programs impact child health and well-being.

HER is interested in understanding how social and economic programs and policies related to poverty reduction—such as financial payments to families, income assistance programs, housing assistance or housing security programs, and increased access to social services—impact child obesity, diet quality, food security, and other relevant child and family health outcomes among lower-income and families of color.

Studies must focus on children and families in the United States, with high priority on those who are at highest risk for poor nutrition and obesity, specifically lower-income families and racially and ethnically diverse populations (e.g., Black, Latinx, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander). Evidence generated through this special solicitation should be timely and policy-relevant, and aimed towards identifying equitable policies and programs.

Grants will be awarded up to a maximum of $250,000 and 18 months in duration.

Receipt Date:
November 17, 2021 (3 p.m. ET): Deadline for receipt of concept papers in the online system. Those submitted after the deadline will not be reviewed.
Total Awards: Grants will be awarded up to a maximum of $250,000 and 18 months in duration.
Eligibility: Applicant organizations must be based in the United States or its territories.
Awards will be made to organizations, not to individuals.
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. Additional documentation may be
required by Duke University.