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Rural Health
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.

Healthy Eating Research Grants
Grants to support actionable research that advances health equity in the areas of nutritional disparities, nutrition, and food security.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. territories
Letter of Intent (Required): Jul 31, 2019
Application Deadline: Oct 2, 2019
Sponsor: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Minnesota Catalyst Funding Initiative
Grants and technical assistance for community-driven, culturally specific projects that support commercial tobacco control, healthy eating, and/or physical activity, especially those impacting social determinants of health in Minnesota.
Geographic coverage: Minnesota
Application Deadline: Aug 23, 2019
Sponsors: Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota Foundation, The Center for Prevention
Oklahoma Healthy Kids, Healthy Families Grants
Grants designed to increase nutrition education, physical activity, disease prevention and management, and safe environments for children in the state of Oklahoma.
Geographic coverage: Oklahoma
Application Deadline: Aug 30, 2019
Sponsors: Blue Cross Blue Shield of Oklahoma, Health Care Services Corporation
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 and U.S. Territories
Application Deadline: Sep 7, 2019
Sponsors: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Health Promotion Among Racial and Ethnic Minority Males (R01 and R21)
Grants for research in the health of minority men that enhances understanding of factors influencing the health promoting behaviors of racial and ethnic minority males across the life cycle and focuses on the development and testing of culturally and linguistically appropriate health-promoting interventions designed to reduce health disparities among racially and ethnically diverse males age 18 and older.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. Territories
Application Deadline: Sep 7, 2019
Sponsors: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, National Institute of Nursing Research, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
NIDDK Education Program Grants (R25 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
Grants to support educational activities that complement and/or enhance the training of a workforce to meet the nation's biomedical, behavioral and clinical research needs. Institutions are encouraged to diversify their student and faculty populations to enhance the participation of individuals from groups identified as underrepresented in the biomedical, clinical, behavioral and social sciences.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. territories
Application Deadline: Sep 25, 2019
Sponsors: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Capacity Building Program for Non-Land Grant Colleges of Agriculture
Grants for Non-Land Grant Colleges of Agriculture to assist in maintaining and expanding their capacity to conduct education, research, and outreach/extension activities related to food, agriculture, natural resources, and human sciences.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Oct 1, 2019
Sponsors: National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture
South Carolina Wellness Inspired School Environments (WISE) Grants
Funding for schools in South Carolina to help them develop policies and programs to support physical activity and healthy eating.
Geographic coverage: South Carolina
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Blue Cross Blue Shield of South Carolina Foundation
Texas Healthy Kids, Healthy Families Grant Inactive
Grants designed to increase nutrition education, physical activity, disease prevention and management, and safe environments for children in the state of Texas.
Geographic coverage: Texas
Letter of Intent (Required): Jun 21, 2019
Application Deadline: Jul 30, 2019
Sponsors: Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas, Health Care Services Corporation
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases Travel Awards for AI/AN Undergraduate Students Inactive
Travel awards to attend the Association of American Indian Physicians Annual Conference. Awards will go to American Indian/Alaska Native undergraduate students who have an interest in biomedical research relating to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) mission areas. Students who receive travel awards will be given priority to participate in the NIDDK Summer Research Training Program in 2020.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Jun 19, 2019
Sponsors: Association of American Indian Physicians, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases