Healthy Eating Research: Building Evidence to Prevent Childhood Obesity-Round 8 – Current calls for proposals – Calls for proposals – Grants – RWJF

April 7, 2013

Healthy Eating Research: Building Evidence to Prevent Childhood Obesity is a national program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF). The program supports research on environmental and policy strategies with strong potential to promote healthy eating among children to prevent childhood obesity, especially among lower-income and racial and ethnic populations at highest risk for obesity. Findings are expected to advance RWJF’s efforts to reverse the childhood obesity epidemic by 2015.

This call for proposals (CFP) is for two types of awards aimed at providing advocates, decision-makers, and policy-makers with evidence to reverse the childhood obesity epidemic. The award types are: Round 8 grants and RWJF New Connections grants awarded through the Healthy Eating Research program. The two funding opportunities are described in more detail in the CFP.

Round 8 grants represent the majority of RWJF’s investment in research through the Healthy Eating Research program.

via Healthy Eating Research: Building Evidence to Prevent Childhood Obesity-Round 8 – Current calls for proposals – Calls for proposals – Grants – RWJF.


Understanding the Use and Impact of Price Data in Health Care – Current calls for proposals – Calls for proposals – Grants – RWJF

April 7, 2013

This solicitation seeks to fund empirical studies with strong research designs that would contribute to our knowledge base of the use and impact of health care price data, with the goal of providing reliable and generalizable evidence to inform policy makers and delivery system participants and to help accelerate progress toward using price information effectively. Research could focus on measuring how widely price information is used in health care, assessing awareness of price transparency on the part of consumers and providers, exploring the impact of price data on behavior by delivery system participants, and analyzing public policy related to the use of price information in health care.

via Understanding the Use and Impact of Price Data in Health Care – Current calls for proposals – Calls for proposals – Grants – RWJF.


Healthy Eating Research: Building Evidence to Prevent Childhood Obesity-RWJF New Connections – Current calls for proposals – Calls for proposals – Grants – RWJF

January 16, 2013

Deadline:

March 27, 2013, 3:00 p.m. EDT

Program Area:

Childhood Obesity

Purpose:

Healthy Eating Research: Building Evidence to Prevent Childhood Obesity is a national program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF). The program supports research on environmental and policy strategies with strong potential to promote healthy eating among children to prevent childhood obesity, especially among lower-income and racial and ethnic populations at highest risk for obesity. Findings are expected to advance RWJF’s efforts to reverse the childhood obesity epidemic by 2015.

This call for proposals (CFP) is for two types of awards aimed at providing advocates, decision-makers, and policy-makers with evidence to reverse the childhood obesity epidemic. The award types are: Round 8 grants and RWJF New Connections grants awarded through the Healthy Eating Research program. The two funding opportunities are described in more detail in the CFP.

via Healthy Eating Research: Building Evidence to Prevent Childhood Obesity-RWJF New Connections – Current calls for proposals – Calls for proposals – Grants – RWJF.


Health Resources and Services Administration – Life Course Research Network

January 14, 2013

The Maternal and Child Health Bureau will award a cooperative agreement to support a LCRN focused on improving the understanding of the socio-environmental determinants of health experienced at different life course stages for the maternal and child health (MCH) population through engagement of researchers, practitioners, policymakers and consumers in a collaborative, innovative, and multidisciplinary research project. The LCRN is designed to accelerate the translation of the life course theory to MCH practice and policy and foster its rapid adoption into clinical and public health practice through systems integration and collaboration with entities that have a common goal of improving MCH outcomes (e.g., Title V programs, state and local health departments, community safety net programs and other public health programs serving underserved communities).

The life course theory posits that multiple determinants, such as healthcare, nutrition, stress and supports, and environmental exposures, operating over the life course are the real drivers of MCH outcomes. The improvement of these outcomes requires rethinking of current practice, policy, and investment strategies including workforce development. For example, what does the life course perspective tell us about how we should invest in MCH? The LCRN will develop a translational research agenda and, similar to other research networks that MCHB supports, carry out the research agenda through other funding sources.

Multiple applications from an organization are not allowable.

Sponsor Deadline: March 11, 2013

The official announcement and description of this opportunity may be found on the funding agency’s website:

http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&oppId=214633

via Duke Research Funding – Health Resources and Services Administration – Life Course Research Network.


PAR-12-182: Native American Research Centers for Health (NARCH)

May 9, 2012

The purpose of this funding opportunity announcement (FOA) is to encourage grant applications for new or continued Native American Research Centers for Health (NARCH). The NARCH program supports opportunities for conducting research and research training to meet the needs of American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) communities. This FOA is issued by the National Institute of General Medical Sciences in conjunction with the other Institutes/Centers of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Indian Health Service (IHS).

Letter of Intent Due Date: June 10, 2012

 

Application Due Date(s): July 10, 2012

via PAR-12-182: Native American Research Centers for Health (NARCH).


Funding Opportunities – National Institutes of Health – Specialized and Exploratory Centers of Excellence in ELSI Research (CEER) (P50, P20)

May 9, 2012

The National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) is soliciting grant applications for the support of Specialized Centers (P50) of Excellence in Ethical, Legal and Social Implications (ELSI) Research (CEERs).  The CEER program is designed to develop and support trans-disciplinary research teams that have the expertise and flexibility to anticipate, conduct research on, and respond quickly to a range of ELSI issues related to the rapidly increasing availability and use of genomic approaches and information.  CEERs are intended to provide an opportunity to cross disciplinary boundaries and create new research opportunities between and among investigators such as those in the basic genomic and social sciences, clinical and health policy research, ethics, law, the humanities, and various stakeholder communities.  In addition, CEERs will play a role in ensuring that relevant ELSI research findings and deliberations are made available to policy makers as appropriate.  Finally, CEERs will be responsible for contributing to training the next generation of ELSI researchers, with particular emphasis on training researchers from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups, individuals with disabilities, and individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds.

This FOA will utilize the Specialized Center (P50) and Exploratory Center (P20) (RFA-HG-12-012) grant mechanisms.

Deadlines:

Letter of Intent Due Date: June 19, 2012

Application Due Date(s): July 19, 2012

via Funding Opportunities – National Institutes of Health – Specialized and Exploratory Centers of Excellence in ELSI Research (CEER) (P50, P20).


Changes in Health Care Financing and Organization (HCFO) – Current calls for proposals – Calls for proposals – Grants – RWJF

April 4, 2012

Changes in Health Care Financing and Organization (HCFO) supports research, policy analysis and evaluation projects that provide policy leaders timely information on health care policy, financing and organization issues. Supported projects include:

examining significant issues and interventions related to health care financing and organization and their effects on health care costs, quality and access; and

exploring or testing major new ways to finance and organize health care that have the potential to improve access to more affordable and higher quality health services.

via Changes in Health Care Financing and Organization (HCFO) – Current calls for proposals – Calls for proposals – Grants – RWJF.