||The National Institutes of Health funded Johns Hopkins Global Obesity Prevention Center (JHGOPC) 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. This solicitation is for research that requires short-cycle funding decisions (‘rapid response’ studies). Awards will be announced approximately three months from the Request for Application (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 9-month NIH review cycle. The JHGOPC RFAs are re-issued every six months, in January and July.
||Feb. 2, 2015 by 6:00 p.m. EST
||One to two projects for a maximum of $30,000 total costs per project.
- Projects must have the potential to inform the development or confirmation of community- or population-based interventions. To be responsive, research projects must meet all of the following criteria: 1) take a systems perspective; 2) focus on changes in environments or policies that may reduce the prevalence of childhood obesity; 3) be time-sensitive.
- Applicants are encouraged from a broad range of disciplines and varying career levels, particularly early career researchers. Applicants must be affiliated with a university, agency, or research center that meets the same eligibility that apply to NIH funding. View NIH’s Grant Application Basics.