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Active Living Research: Building Evidence to Prevent Childhood Obesity

Funding Child Obesity Research to
Improve Physical Activity Policies

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (NJ)

Deadline Date:

07/01/11 5:00 PM


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Supports research to create policy and strategies for increasing physical activity among children and adolescents, behaviors that cause inactivity, and preventing obesity. Emphasis placed on children and youths ages 3 to 18 who are at highest risk for obesity. This call for proposals will support opportunistic, time-sensitive studies on emerging or anticipated changes in physical activity-related policies or environments. Children at high risk include: African American, Latino, American Indian and Asian/Pacific Islander children, as well as children who live in under-resourced and lower-income communities.

Rapid-response grants are expected to accelerate progress toward policy and environmental strategies to prevent and reduce childhood obesity. For maximum impact, studies should be completed in as short a time frame as realistically possible, and results disseminated using methods designed to reach local, state or national decision-makers in time to help inform key policy decisions. Detailed results of these studies, including methodologies and data analyses, along with the outcome of the efforts to reach policy audiences, also should be subsequently reported in peer-reviewed publications.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 123741

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Term of Contract:

18 months


Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Preference will be given to applicants who are either public entities or nonprofit organizations that are tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

Applicant organizations must be based in the United States or its territories. The focus of this program is the United States; studies in other countries will be considered only to the extent that they may directly inform U.S. policy.

Pre-Application Information:

Letter of Intent is required and due July 1, 2011 (5PM - ET).

All applicants must submit via email a letter of intent to Active Living Research. Within two weeks of receipt of the letter of intent, Stage 1 applicants will be notified of the review results and selected applicants will be invited to submit a full proposal.

Letter of Intent Application Materials
Download the required Letter of Intent (LOI) application materials below. All three completed documents must be submitted in Word document format (not PDF) and emailed to Chad Spoon at

1.LOI Project Information Form
2.LOI Proposal Narrative
3.LOI Biosketches

The grant supports current policy debates. It is beneficial to review some examples of policies with particular relevance to physical activity in young people and high risk communities and to make sure your project adresses these issues. View current policy debates here:

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Chad Spoon, research coordinator (Active Living projects)
Office: (619) 260-5539

Program Staff
Program Director
James F. Sallis
Phone: (619) 260-5534
San Diego State University
3900 5th Avenue, Suite 310
San Diego, CA 92103

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