RWJF has issued a call for proposals through its Healthy Eating Research Program for studies aimed at providing advocates, decision-makers, and policymakers with opportune research and evidence that will accelerate effective actions for reversing the childhood obesity epidemic.
As part of this funding opportunity, Healthy Eating Research is also offering grant awards in collaboration with RWJF’s New Connections program, which is designed to expand the diversity of perspectives that inform RWJF programming. The New Connections grants awarded through the Healthy Eating Research program will support research development of investigators who are in the early stages of a research career and bring enriching perspectives and experiences to the childhood obesity research field.
Eligible researchers include individuals from ethnic or racial minority or lower-income communities, first-generation college graduates, or others who historically have been disadvantaged and underrepresented in research disciplines supported by RWJF. Only 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 1, 2006) are eligible to apply.