New Obesity Prevention Funding Opportunities from Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) recently announced a call for proposals for two types of awards aimed at providing advocates, decision-makers, and policymakers with opportune research and evidence to guide policy action in order to reverse the childhood obesity epidemic.

Healthy Eating Research: Building Evidence to Prevent Childhood Obesity—Round 9 grants will award up to $190,000 for a maximum funding period of 18 months. Approximately $2.55 million will be awarded.

Deadline for concept papers: June 24, 2015 and August 12, 2015 (both by 3 p.m. ET).

RWJF New Connections grants awarded through the Healthy Eating Research program are open only to new investigators, defined as individuals who received their doctorate or terminal degree within 10 years prior to the award date for the grant (after December 15, 2005). Two awards of up to $100,000 each will be awarded for a 12- to 18-month period.

Deadline for concept papers: July 1, 2015 (3 p.m. ET).

Learn more about these opportunities and apply here.

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