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Funding by Topic: Obesity and weight control

Summaries of funding programs are provided by RHIhub for your convenience. Please contact the funder directly for the most complete and current information.

Addressing Health Disparities in NIDDK Diseases (R01)
Grants for research projects to improve understanding of the causes and reduce/eliminate health disparities for diseases considered high priority by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), including diabetes, obesity, hepatitis C, and others.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Jan 7, 2018
Sponsors: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota Caring Foundation Rural Health Grant Program
Funding to support collaborative efforts involving rural healthcare providers and their communities to support physical activity and wellness for people of all ages in North Dakota.
Geographic coverage: North Dakota
Application Deadline: Jan 10, 2018
Sponsors: Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota, University of North Dakota Center for Rural Health
Community Leadership Institute of Kentucky (CLIK)
Leadership development training program designed to to assist community leaders in Kentucky in engaging and empowering communities to reduce health disparities, leverage funding, and learn how to use data to improve services and programs.
Geographic coverage: Kentucky
Application Deadline: Jan 10, 2018
Sponsors: Kentucky State Office of Rural Health, University of Kentucky Center of Excellence in Rural Health
Regional Public Health Training Centers Program
Grants to support Regional Public Health Training Centers designed to increase the number of individuals in the public health workforce; enhance the quality of the workforce; and improve the ability of the workforce to meet national, state, and local healthcare needs.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Jan 19, 2018
Sponsors: Bureau of Health Workforce, Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
AHRQ Small Research Grant Program (R03) Inactive
Supports different types of health services research 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. Rural and frontier areas are considered a priority population.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Nov 16, 2017
Sponsors: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Maryland Supporting Community Health Resources Inactive
Grants made to to community health projects serving Maryland residents for the purpose of building capacity, expanding access, promoting health equity, and improving population health.
Geographic coverage: Maryland
Letter of Intent (Required): Nov 14, 2017
Application Deadline: Dec 18, 2017
Sponsor: Maryland Department of Health
Jump Start Healthy Changes Grants Inactive
Offers funding for schools to improve opportunities for healthy eating and physical activity.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Nov 1, 2017
Sponsor: Fuel Up to Play 60
Healthy, Active Native Communities Mini-Grant Inactive
Grants for Tribal Health Departments to implement innovative, culturally sensitive, and effective approaches to prevent obesity and improve nutrition and physical activity in American Indian/Alaska Native communities.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Oct 13, 2017
Sponsor: Association of American Indian Physicians
Kansas Healthy Habits for Life Inactive
Grants to help schools in Kansas address childhood obesity by reducing cardiovascular risk factors, promoting physical activity, and encouraging healthy eating habits.
Geographic coverage: Kansas
Application Deadline: Oct 6, 2017
Sponsor: Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas Foundation
USDA Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) - Phase I Inactive
Funding for research that focuses on the development of new technologies that address important problems affecting people, institutions, and communities in rural America, including health, agriculture, and the environment.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Oct 5, 2017
Sponsors: U.S. Department of Agriculture, USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture