Purpose: One of the main objectives of the Johns Hopkins Global Center on Childhood Obesity is to accelerate the identification of novel approaches to address the childhood obesity epidemic. This RFA provides an opportunity to identify and support such approaches. This aspect of the Center’s work is led by the Rapid Response Pilot Core (RRPC) of the Center. The solicitation is for relatively small-scale projects. Knowledge/preliminary results generated from these studies can increase the chance of obtaining additional funding, for example, for a complete evaluation of the policy and/or environmental change under study. To be eligible for funding, projects must have the potential to inform the development or confirmation of community-or population-based interventions.

To be responsive, research projects must: 1) focus on changes in environments or policies that may reduce the prevalence of childhood obesity; 2) be time-sensitive; 3) take a systems perspective. 

Receipt Date: August 5, 2013 (summary of research concept)
Total Awards: In Round 4, we will be able to fund one project for a
maximum of $30,000 total costs. The maximum duration of a funded project that does not entail primary data
collection is limited to 12 months; if primary data are to be collected, a project duration of up to 24 months may
be proposed.
Eligibility: Proposals are welcomed from researchers from diverse backgrounds and at varying career levels, and may be based in the United States or globally. Junior investigators worldwide 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.
Link: http://www.jhsph.edu/research/centers-and-institutes/johns-hopkins-global-center-on-childhood-obesity/opportunities/RFA_july_2013.html
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