Active Living Research and Healthy Eating Research Program

Posted by on July 14, 2008

Active Living Research and Healthy Eating Research Program Announces Rapid Response Grants Program
Deadline: Rolling (Letters of Intent)

Active Living Research and Healthy Eating Research are national programs of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation ( that support research to identify promising policy and environmental strategies for increasing physical activity, promoting healthy eating, and preventing obesity.

The programs have issued a Call for Proposals to support time-sensitive, opportunistic studies to evaluate changes in policies or environments with the potential to reach children who are at highest risk for obesity, including African-American, Latino, Native American, Asian American, and Pacific Islander children between the ages of 3 and 18 who live in low-income communities or communities with limited access to affordable healthy foods and/or safe opportunities for physical activity. Research studies may focus on one or both sides of the energy balance equation — i.e., on physical activity (including sedentary behavior), healthy eating, or both.

Preference will be given to applicants who are either public entities or nonprofit organizations that are tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Applicant organizations must be based in the United States or its territories at the time of application.

Grants are awarded on a rolling basis; Letters of Intent may be submitted at any time. Deadlines for receipt of invited full proposals are August 15 or October 15, 2008. Grant periods are expected to begin twelve to fourteen weeks after receipt of the full proposal.

Up to $800,000 total will be awarded for rapid-response research grants in 2008. The maximum amount for a single grant is $150,000, with a maximum funding period of up to twelve months.

Visit the RWJF Web site for complete program information and application procedures.

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