Private Funding available for research
May, 2009Active Living Research
SOURCE: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 7/29/09.
$ AVAILABLE: A total of up to $336,000 will be awarded for research and publication grants as outlined below:
* Research grants: Four 12- to 18-month awards of up to $75,000 each.
* Publication grants: Three 12-month awards of up to $12,000 each.
ELIGIBILITY: Investigators must: represent populations historically disadvantaged and underrepresented in research, including racial/ethnic minority researchers, those from lower-income communities and first-generation college graduates; have completed a doctorate or terminal degree (e.g., Ph.D., M.D., J.D.) within the past seven years (after September 1, 2002); demonstrate evidence of research skills relevant to the proposed study or publication; and be affiliated with or sponsored by a university or an organization that is tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and is not a private foundation under Section 509(a) of the code.
PURPOSE: Active Living Research is a national program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) that supports research to identify promising policy and environmental strategies for increasing physical activity, decreasing sedentary behaviors and preventing obesity among children and adolescents. We place special emphasis on strategies with the potential to reach racial/ethnic populations and children living in lower-income communities who are at highest risk for obesity. Grants funded under this call for proposals (CFP) are expected to advance RWJF’s efforts to reverse the childhood obesity epidemic by 2015.
This funding opportunity from RWJF for New Connections research or publication grants through the Active Living Research program is for new investigators from historically disadvantaged and underrepresented communities. Two types of grants will be funded under this CFP: New Connections research grants and New Connections publication grants.
CONTACT: Deborah Lou, (619) 260-6336, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
. For more information see http://www.rwjf.org/applications/solicited/cfp.jsp?ID=20804
From Robert Wood Johnson Foundation e-mail, 5/15/09
Subject(s) children's health, obesity, minority health