Funding Alert Vol. 24 No. 12 Alert # 1 - December 3, 2013

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Funding News and Grant Tips

CDC Obesity Study: Adult Use of Calorie Information in Fast-Food and Chain Restaurants
A new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) study, published on-line recently in the Journal of Public Health, found in a population-based survey of Americans that almost all U.S. adults who read calorie information when it is available at fast-food and chain restaurants actually used the information. Researchers found that 95.4% of those who read calorie information used it at least sometimes when making their food choices.
Researchers examined sociodemographic variables in a sample of 4,363 adults using the 2009 HealthStyles survey.  However, among the 3,512 who reported eating at fast-food and chain restaurants, only 36.4 percent reported reading calorie information when available. Reading calorie information however was not related to race, income or education.
The study also found the following:
* Women were nearly twice as likely to read calorie information when available compared to men.
* Adults who ate at fast food or chain restaurants three or more times per week were less likely to read calorie information than those going less than four times per month.
See the study at http://jpubhealth.oxfordjournals.org/content/early/2013/11/20/pubmed.fdt109.full?keytype=ref&ijkey=dbGIGPaRce87JTf
From Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) e-mail, 11/25/13icon

CDC Launches HIV Facebook Page
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has launched a new Facebook page focusing on HIV information for public health professionals, partners, and health care providers. CDC HIV can be found at https://www.facebook.com/cdchiv and offers information and links to CDC research and resources, and provides the opportunity for professional conversations on HIV topics.
The CDC HIV Facebook page joins several Facebook pages under CDC’s Act Against AIDS initiative that are focused on the general public and on gay and bisexual men, and @TalkHIV, which can be found at https://twitter.com/talkhiv, the Act Against AIDS Twitter channel.
From Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) e-HAP FYI Updates e-mail, 11/18/13icon


Public Funding Opportunities

Exploratory/Developmental Clinical Research Grants in Obesity (R21): PA-12-179
SOURCE: National Institutes of Health (NIH)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 2/16, 6/16, 10/16 by 5 pm local time of applicant organization. Expires 5/8/15.
$ AVAILABLE: The number of awards is contingent upon NIH appropriations, and the submission of a sufficient number of meritorious applications.
ELIGIBILITY: Public/state/private controlled institutions of higher education, nonprofits with and without 501(c)(3) IRS status (other than institutions of higher education), small businesses, for-profit organizations (other than small businesses), state governments, U.S. territories or possessions, Indian/Native American tribal government (federally recognized and other than federally recognized), Indian/Native American tribally designated organizations, non-domestic (non-U.S.) entities, Hispanic-serving institutions, Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), Tribally Controlled Colleges and Universities (TCCUs), Alaska native and native Hawaiian serving institutions, regional organizations, eligible agencies of the federal government, and faith-based or community-based organizations.
PURPOSE: This RFP encourages research grant applications from institutions/organizations that propose to conduct exploratory/developmental clinical studies that will accelerate the development of effective interventions for prevention or treatment of overweight or obesity in adults and/or children. Exploratory epidemiological research with a goal of informing translational/clinical research will also be supported within this program.
CFDA: 93.847, 93.393, 93.213, 93.837, 93.865
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information see http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-12-179.html
From National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity Research (NCCOR) Web site, accessed 11/26/13icon
Subject(s) nutrition/food services, obesity, children's health

Improving Diet and Physical Activity Assessment (R21): PAR-12-197
SOURCE: National Institutes of Health (NIH)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 2/16, 6/16, 10/16 by 5 pm local time of applicant organization. Expires 9/8/15.
$ AVAILABLE: The number of awards is contingent upon NIH appropriations, and the submission of a sufficient number of meritorious applications.
ELIGIBILITY: Public/state/private controlled institutions of higher education, nonprofits with and without 501(c)(3) IRS status (other than institutions of higher education), small businesses, for-profit organizations (other than small businesses), state governments, U.S. territories or possessions, Indian/Native American tribal government (federally recognized and other than federally recognized), Indian/Native American tribally designated organizations, non-domestic (non-U.S.) entities, Hispanic-serving institutions, Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), Tribally Controlled Colleges and Universities (TCCUs), Alaska native and native Hawaiian serving institutions, regional organizations, eligible agencies of the federal government, and faith-based or community-based organizations.
PURPOSE: This RFP 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.  
CFDA: 93.847, 93.273, 93.865, 93.837, 93.361, 93.399, 93.393 
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information see http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-12-197.html
From National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity Research (NCCOR) Web site, accessed 11/26/13icon
Subject(s) nutrition/food services, obesity, children's health, technology, minority health

Obesity Policy Evaluation Research (R01): PA-13-110
SOURCE: National Institutes of Health (NIH)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 2/5, 6/5, 10/5 by 5 pm local time of applicant organization. Expires 5/8/16.
$ AVAILABLE: The number of awards is contingent upon NIH appropriations, and the submission of a sufficient number of meritorious applications.
ELIGIBILITY: Public/state/private controlled institutions of higher education, nonprofits with and without 501(c)(3) IRS status (other than institutions of higher education), small businesses, for-profit organizations (other than small businesses), state governments, U.S. territories or possessions, Indian/Native American tribal government (federally recognized and other than federally recognized), Indian/Native American tribally designated organizations, non-domestic (non-U.S.) entities, Hispanic-serving institutions, Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), Tribally Controlled Colleges and Universities (TCCUs), Alaska native and native Hawaiian serving institutions, regional organizations, eligible agencies of the federal government, and faith-based or community-based organizations.
PURPOSE: This Funding Opportunity Announcement  (FOA) 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. 
CFDA: 93.847, 93.866, 93.399, 93.865, 93.837
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information see http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-13-110.html
From National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity Research (NCCOR) Web site, accessed 11/26/13icon
Subject(s) nutrition/food services, obesity, health policy research

School Nutrition and Physical Activity Policies, Obesogenic Behaviors and Weight Outcomes (R01): PA-13-100
SOURCE: Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), National Cancer Institute (NCI), National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (OBSSR) 
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 2/5, 6/5, 10/5 by 5 pm local time of applicant organization. Expires 5/8/16.
$ AVAILABLE: The number of awards is contingent upon NIH appropriations and the submission of a sufficient number of meritorious applications.
ELIGIBILITY: Public/state/private controlled institutions of higher education, nonprofits with and without 501(c)(3) IRS status (other than institutions of higher education), small businesses, for-profit organizations (other than small businesses), state governments, U.S. territories or possessions, Indian/Native American tribal government (federally recognized and other than federally recognized), Indian/Native American tribally designated organizations, non-domestic (non-U.S.) entities, Hispanic-serving institutions, Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), Tribally Controlled Colleges and Universities (TCCUs), Alaska native and native Hawaiian serving institutions, regional organizations, eligible agencies of the federal government, and faith-based or community-based organizations.
PURPOSE: This FOA encourages Research Project Grant (R01) applications that propose to: (1) foster multidisciplinary research that will evaluate how policies (federal, state and school district levels) can influence school physical activity and nutrition environments, youths’ obesogenic behaviors (e.g., nutrition and physical activity behaviors), and weight outcomes; (2) understand how schools are implementing these policies and examine multi-level influences on adoption and implementation at various levels (e.g., federal, state, school district, and school); and (3) understand the synergistic or counteractive effect of school nutrition and physical activity polices on the home and community environment and body weight.  
CFDA: 93.865, 93.399, 93.837
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information see http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-13-100.html
From National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity Research (NCCOR) Web site, accessed 11/26/13icon
Subject(s) nutrition/food services, obesity, health policy research, school health, children's health

School Nutrition and Physical Activity Policies, Obesogenic Behaviors and Weight Outcomes (R21): PA-13-098
SOURCE: Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), National Cancer Institute (NCI), National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (OBSSR) 
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 2/16, 6/16, 10/16 by 5 pm local time of applicant organization. Expires 5/8/16.
$ AVAILABLE: The number of awards is contingent upon NIH appropriations and the submission of a sufficient number of meritorious applications.
ELIGIBILITY: Public/state/private controlled institutions of higher education, nonprofits with and without 501(c)(3) IRS status (other than institutions of higher education), small businesses, for-profit organizations (other than small businesses), state governments, U.S. territories or possessions, Indian/Native American tribal government (federally recognized and other than federally recognized), Indian/Native American tribally designated organizations, non-domestic (non-U.S.) entities, Hispanic-serving institutions, Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), Tribally Controlled Colleges and Universities (TCCUs), Alaska native and native Hawaiian serving institutions, regional organizations, eligible agencies of the federal government, and faith-based or community-based organizations.
PURPOSE: This FOA encourages Research Project Grant (R21) applications that propose to: (1) foster multidisciplinary research that will evaluate how policies (federal, state and school district levels) can influence school physical activity and nutrition environments, youths’ obesogenic behaviors (e.g., nutrition and physical activity behaviors), and weight outcomes; (2) understand how schools are implementing these policies and examine multi-level influences on adoption and implementation at various levels (e.g., federal, state, school district, and school); and (3) understand the synergistic or counteractive effect of school nutrition and physical activity polices on the home and community environment and body weight.  
CFDA: 93.865, 93.399, 93.837
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information see http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/PA-files/PA-13-098.html
From National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity Research (NCCOR) Web site, accessed 11/26/13icon
Subject(s) nutrition/food services, obesity, health policy research, school health, children's health

School Nutrition and Physical Activity Policies, Obesogenic Behaviors and Weight Outcomes (R03): PA-13-099
SOURCE: Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), National Cancer Institute (NCI), Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (OBSSR) 
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 2/16, 6/16, 10/16 by 5 pm local time of applicant organization. Expires 5/8/16.
$ AVAILABLE: The number of awards is contingent upon NIH appropriations and the submission of a sufficient number of meritorious applications.
ELIGIBILITY: Public/state/private controlled institutions of higher education, nonprofits with and without 501(c)(3) IRS status (other than institutions of higher education), small businesses, for-profit organizations (other than small businesses), state governments, U.S. territories or possessions, Indian/Native American tribal government (federally recognized and other than federally recognized), Indian/Native American tribally designated organizations, non-domestic (non-U.S.) entities, Hispanic-serving institutions, Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), Tribally Controlled Colleges and Universities (TCCUs), Alaska native and native Hawaiian serving institutions, regional organizations, eligible agencies of the federal government, and faith-based or community-based organizations.
PURPOSE: This FOA encourages research project grant (R03) applications that propose to: (1) foster multidisciplinary research that will evaluate how policies (federal, state and school district levels) can influence school physical activity and nutrition environments, youths’ obesogenic behaviors (e.g., nutrition and physical activity behaviors), and weight outcomes; (2) understand how schools are implementing these policies and examine multi-level influences on adoption and implementation at various levels (e.g., federal, state, school district, and school); and (3) understand the synergistic or counteractive effect of school nutrition and physical activity polices on the home and community environment and body weight. The R03 grant mechanism supports different types of projects including pilot and feasibility studies; secondary analysis of existing data; small, self-contained research projects; development of research methodology; and development of new research technology.  
CFDA: 93.865, 93.399
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information see http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/PA-files/PA-13-099.html
From National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity Research (NCCOR) Web site, accessed 11/26/13icon
Subject(s) nutrition/food services, obesity, health policy research, school health, children's health

Time-Sensitive Obesity Policy and Program Evaluation (R01): PAR-12-257
SOURCE: National Institutes of Health (NIH)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Please see URL for an extremely large number of deadlines. Expires 9/11/15.
$ AVAILABLE: The number of awards is contingent upon NIH appropriations, and the submission of a sufficient number of meritorious applications.
ELIGIBILITY: Public/state/private controlled institutions of higher education, nonprofits with and without 501(c)(3) IRS status (other than institutions of higher education), small businesses, for-profit organizations (other than small businesses), state governments, U.S. territories or possessions, Indian/Native American tribal government (federally recognized and other than federally recognized), Indian/Native American tribally designated organizations, non-domestic (non-U.S.) entities, Hispanic-serving institutions, Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), Tribally Controlled Colleges and Universities (TCCUs), Alaska native and native Hawaiian serving institutions, regional organizations, eligible agencies of the federal government, and faith-based or community-based organizations.
PURPOSE: 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.
CFDA: 93.847,93.866, 93.399, 93.865 
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information see http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-12-257.html#_Part_1._Overview
From National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity Research (NCCOR) Web site, accessed 11/26/13icon
Subject(s) nutrition/food services, obesity, children's health

WIC Nutrition Education
SOURCE: United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: 12/18/13.
$ AVAILABLE: Two to three grants of up to $250,000 each for up to 2 years.
ELIGIBILITY: University-based researchers, with state/local WIC collaborators, are eligible to respond.
PURPOSE: The USDA Center for Collaborative Research on WIC Nutrition Education Innovations at the USDA/ARS Children’s Nutrition Research Center at Baylor College of Medicine (CNRC WIC Center) announces the second round of funding available for researcher-initiated projects to demonstrate creative approaches to nutrition education for the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC). The CNRC WIC Center is funded by the USDA Food and Nutrition Service.
CFDA: Not listed.
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information see https://www.bcm.edu/research/centers/childrens-nutrition-research-center/wiccenter/index.cfm?pmid=25481
From National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity Research (NCCOR) Web site, accessed 11/26/13icon
Subject(s) nutrition/food services, obesity, children's health


Private Funding Opportunities

Mental Health Research Grants for Tenure-Track Assistant Professors in Texas
SOURCE: Hogg Foundation for Mental Health
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 1/8/14 at 1 pm Central Time. There will also be an Information Teleconference on 12/10/13 from 10 to 11 am Central Time.
$ AVAILABLE: Depending on the quality of proposals received, the foundation plans to award 10 grants of up to $19,250.
ELIGIBILITY: Texas-based 501(c)(3) entities, universities, and governmental organizations.
PURPOSE: The Hogg Foundation for Mental Health invites eligible organizations in Texas to respond to this request for proposals (RFP) to fund mental health research projects conducted by tenure-track assistant professors. The goals of this initiative are to increase the pool of junior faculty engaged in quality mental health research and to encourage the disbursement of research findings to other researchers, policy makers and service providers through presentations at state and national conferences and meetings.
CONTACT: Questions about the RFP must be submitted by e-mail to hogg-grants@austin.utexas.edu. No phone calls, please.
From Hogg Foundation for Mental Health e-mail, 11/20/13icon
Subject(s) mental health, healyth professions training


Events

Writing/Designing NSF Proposals
SPONSOR: Grant Training Center
WHEN: January 23, 2014, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.
WHERE: MD Anderson Cancer Center, (Houston, TX).
DESCRIPTION: This one-day comprehensive seminar is for those who wish to submit winning research proposals to the National Science Foundation (NSF). It is taught by experienced faculty who received various NSF grants, and serve as evaluators on NSF review panels.
COST: $375.
CONTACT: Grant Training Center, (866) 704-7268. For more information see http://www.granttrainingcenter.com/signup/632
From Grant Training Center e-mail, 11/21/13icon

Writing/Designing NIH Proposals
SPONSOR: Grant Training Center
WHEN: January 24, 2014, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.
WHERE: MD Anderson Cancer Center, (Houston, TX).
DESCRIPTION: This one-day seminar is geared for those who wish to submit winning research proposals to the National Institutes of Health.
COST: $375.
CONTACT: Grant Training Center, (866) 704-7268. For more information see http://www.granttrainingcenter.com/signup/633
From Grant Training Center e-mail, 11/21/13icon

Writing/Designing NSF Proposals
SPONSOR: Grant Training Center
WHEN: February 25, 2014, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.
WHERE: University of Texas at El Paso, (El Paso, TX).
DESCRIPTION: This one-day comprehensive seminar is for those who wish to submit winning research proposals to the National Science Foundation (NSF). It is taught by experienced faculty who received various NSF grants, and serve as evaluators on NSF review panels.
COST: $375.
CONTACT: Grant Training Center, (866) 704-7268. For more information see http://www.granttrainingcenter.com/signup/630
From Grant Training Center e-mail, 11/21/13icon

Writing/Designing NIH Proposals
SPONSOR: Grant Training Center
WHEN: February 26, 2014, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.
WHERE: University of Texas at El Paso, (El Paso, TX).
DESCRIPTION: This one-day seminar is geared for those who wish to submit winning research proposals to the National Institutes of Health.
COST: $375.
CONTACT: Grant Training Center, (866) 704-7268. For more information see http://www.granttrainingcenter.com/signup/644
From Grant Training Center e-mail, 11/21/13icon


Awards in Texas

The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio will receive $1,366,083 over the next 16 months from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to build a field of researchers focused on preventing obesity among Latino children.
From The Chronicle of Philanthropy, 10/24/13icon


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