Funding Opportunities – March 24, 2016

The Interdisciplinary Research Leaders program

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF solicits applications for Interdisciplinary Research Leaders, a new leadership development opportunity for teams of researchers and community leaders ready to apply health research and policy to meet the pressing needs of communities. This is one of four national change leadership programs designed by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to extend the influence and impact of leaders working to build a Culture of Health. Visit www.rwjf.org/changeleaders for an overview of all the programs.

Applications are open through April 19 for programs beginning this fall. Up to 20 teams will be selected each year, and each will receive an annual stipend of $25,000 per person per year, and a one-time, 24-month grant of up to $125,000 per team for research projects.

If you are a researcher or community leader committed to building healthy communities—or know someone who is—please apply or share.  If you have any questions about this opportunity, please contact the program directly at ResearchLeaders@umn.edu.

Healthy Eating Research Releases 2016 Call for Proposals

Healthy Eating Research 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 groups at highest risk for obesity: black, Latino, American Indian, Asian/Pacific Islander children, and children who live in lower-income communities. Findings are expected to advance RWJF’s efforts to reverse the childhood obesity epidemic, eliminate disparities, and help all children achieve a healthy weight.

New Grant Funding Opportunities from the U.S. Department of Agriculture

Funding is now available for the fiscal year 2016 Farmers Market and Local Food Promotion Program (FMLFPP) and Specialty Crop Block Grant Program (SCBGP).

Please see links to stakeholder announcements:

To find information on how to apply to these programs, please visit http://www.grants.gov/ and https://www.ams.usda.gov/services/grants.

Team Nutrition Grant Funding Opportunity from the U.S. Department of Agriculture

What a way to celebrate National Nutrition Month and School Breakfast Week: Team Nutrition Grant funding was just announced. “The $6.8 million in grant funds USDA is offering to support school breakfast and other child nutrition programs demonstrates our commitment to providing schools and child care sites the resources and support they need to help kids start their day off right and continue strong all day long,” said Agriculture Undersecretary Kevin Concannon.

USDA’s Team Nutrition provides technical assistance, training, and nutrition education resources for schools and child care providers participating in USDA’s child nutrition programs. Click here to learn more.

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