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Robert Wood Johnson Foundation: Healthy Eating Research: Building Evidence to Promote Health and Well-Being Among Children

Deadline: July 18, 2018

Healthy Eating Research (HER) is a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) national program, which supports research on policy, systems, and environmental (PSE) strategies with strong potential to promote the health and well-being of children at a population level. Specifically, HER aims to help all children achieve optimal nutrition and a healthy weight. HER grantmaking focuses on children and adolescents from birth to 18, and their families, with a priority on lower-income and racial and ethnic minority populations that are at-risk of poor nutrition and obesity. Findings are expected to advance RWJF’s efforts to ensure that all children and their families have the opportunity and resources to experience the best physical, social, and emotional health possible, promote health equity, and build a Culture of Health.

HER will support scientifically rigorous, solution-oriented proposals from investigators representing diverse disciplines and backgrounds. Awards will be aimed at providing advocates, decision-makers, and policymakers with evidence to promote the health and well-being of children through nutritious foods and beverages. Awards will be made for small- and large-scale grants (see the solicitation for more details regarding these grant types).

Amount: A total of $2.6 million will be awarded. The anticipated allocation of funds is as follows:

  • Small-scale grants: A total of $1,600,000 is available to make up to eight awards that range up to $200,000 for up to 18 months.
  • Large-scale grants: A total of $1,000,000 is available to make two awards of up to $500,000 for up to 24 months.

Eligibility: Preference will be given to applicants that are either public entities or nonprofit organizations that are tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and are not private foundations or Type III supporting organizations. Applicant organizations must be based in the United States or its territories.

Link: https://rwjf.ws/2GJcwxj

Note: An optional applicant webinar will be held on June 6, 2018. See the link above for more information and to register.

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