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Healthy Eating Research Grants

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Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Jul 1, 2020



The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation provides funding to support actionable research that advances health equity in the areas of nutritional disparities, nutrition, and food security

The program is currently funding issue briefs, commentaries, papers, research reviews, and small studies to explore the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on nutrition and diet quality, food security, and related health consequences for children and families. The opportunity is focused on USDA Federal Nutrition Assistance Programs serving children and families. The goal is to inform decision-making regarding innovative policies and/or programs during and after the COVID-19 pandemic.

A list of questions to consider is available in the application instructions.


Eligible applicants include:

  • Academic institutions
  • Public entities
  • Private nonprofit organizations
  • State and local government agencies
  • For-profit organizations

Preference will be given to applicants that are public entities or nonprofit organizations based in the U.S. or its territories that are tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

Geographic coverage
Nationwide and U.S. territories
Amount of funding

Issue Briefs/Commentaries and Papers/Research Reviews:

  • A total of $30,000 is available.
  • Issue Briefs or Commentaries: Each award will be for up to $3,000 and for a maximum of 6 months.
  • Papers or Research Reviews: Each award will be for $5,000-$8,000 and for a maximum of 6 months.

Small Studies:

  • A total of $200,000 will be available.
  • Each award will be for up to $50,000 and for a maximum of 9 months.
Application process

Links to additional guidance, application instructions, and application templates are available on the program website.

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Tagged as
African Americans · American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians · Asian and Pacific Islanders · Children and youth · Families · Food security and nutrition · Health disparities · Hispanics and Latinos · Infectious diseases · Obesity and weight control · Policy · Poverty · Research methods and resources · Women

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