Grants

Obesity Policy Evaluation Research (R01) – May 7, 2016
This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is issued by the National Institute of Health and encourages Research Project Grant (R01) applications that propose to evaluate large scale policy or programs that are expected to influence obesity related behaviors (e.g., dietary intake, physical activity, or sedentary behavior) and/or weight outcomes in an effort to prevent or reduce obesity.
http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/search-grants.html

Time-Sensitive Obesity Policy and Program Evaluation (R01) – Sep 10, 2015
This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is issued by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), National Cancer Institute (NCI), National Institute on Aging (NIA), Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), and the Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (OBSSR), at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This announcement establishes an accelerated review/award process to support time-sensitive research to evaluate a new policy or program expected to influence obesity related behaviors (e.g., dietary intake, physical activity, or sedentary behavior) and/or weight outcomes in an effort to prevent or reduce obesity. This FOA is intended to support research where opportunities for empirical study are, by their very nature, only available through expedited review and funding. All applications to this FOA must demonstrate that the evaluation of an obesity related policy and /or program offers an uncommon and scientifically compelling research opportunity that will only be available if the research is initiated with minimum delay. For these reasons, applications in response to this time-sensitive FOA are eligible for only one submission. It is intended that eligible applications selected for funding will be awarded within 3-4 months after the application submission/receipt date. However, administrative requirements and other unforeseen circumstances may delay issuance dates beyond that timeline.
http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-12-257.html

Research Project Grant (Parent R01) – Sep 7, 2016
The Research Project Grant (R01) supports a discrete, specified, circumscribed project to be performed by the named investigator(s) in areas representing the specific interests and competencies of the investigator(s). The proposed project must be related to the programmatic interests of one or more of the participating NIH Institutes and Centers (ICs) based on descriptions of their programs.
http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-13-302.html
Improving Diet and Physical Activity Assessment (R21) – Sep 7, 2015
This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA), issued by National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), the National Cancer Institute (NCI), the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), the National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR), and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Office of the Director (OD) Office of Dietary Supplements (ODS), encourages innovative research to enhance the quality of measurements of dietary intake and physical activity. Applications submitted under this FOA may include development of: Novel assessment approaches; better methods to evaluate instruments; assessment tools for culturally diverse populations or various age groups, including children and older adults; improved technology or applications of existing technology; statistical methods to assess or correct for measurement errors or biases, methods to investigate the multidimensionality of diet and physical activity behavior through pattern analysis; or integrated measurement of diet and physical activity along with the environmental context of such behaviors.
http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-12-197.html

Food and Farm Communications Fund
Grants are awarded against a set of specific goals and outcomes. Proposals are evaluated using the following major criteria:
• Projects that advance a specifically targeted innovative media/communications effort;
• Projects that will assist in removing the “roadblocks” to better communications efforts aimed at affecting consumers and public opinion;
• Projects within the media and communications spectrum that are well-positioned for targeted policy issues informed by PR strategy and social media execution
• Projects that address targeted policy issues — the level to which a project will engage at both the national and local levels.
http://www.foodandfarmcommunications.org/grants.html

SSARE/SRDC Sustainable Community Innovation Grants (SCIG) Program

The SCIG program is an effort designed to invest in programs that blend sound community development with sustainable agriculture strategies. The Southern SARE Program and the Southern Rural Development Center, the sponsors of this competitive SCIG program, are seeking to invest in projects/programs that promote a stronger alignment between sustainable agriculture and community development strategies in the South. This type of alignment cannot be realized without strong and balanced working partnerships among people and organizations representing both sustainable agriculture and community development perspectives. As such, applicants must demonstrate that their project team has a good mix of backgrounds and experiences relevant to these two key arenas (i.e., sustainable agriculture and community development).
http://www.southernsare.org/Grants/Apply-for-a-Grant

Research and Education Grant Call for Proposals (CFP)
The Southern Region USDA Program on Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) is requesting pre-proposals for systems research and education activities that address issues of sustainable agriculture of current and potential importance to the region and nation. The SARE Southern Region includes Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

http://www.southernsare.org/Grants/Apply-for-a-Grant