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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.

USDA Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) - Phase I
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 25, 2018
Sponsors: National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture
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: Nov 5, 2018
Sponsors: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Jump Start Healthy Changes Grants
Offers funding for schools to improve opportunities for healthy eating and physical activity.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Nov 7, 2018
Sponsor: Fuel Up to Play 60
Senior Corps Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP)
Funding to develop and support Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) projects for volunteers 55 years and older in serving specific local and community needs in areas that currently do not have an RSVP grant.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Letter of Intent (Optional): Oct 10, 2018
Application Deadline: Nov 7, 2018
Sponsor: Corporation for National and Community Service
Kulia Grants
Pilot grants for projects that align with the Office of Hawaiian Affairs' mission and strategic priorities. Health priorities include obesity, nutrition, and physical activity.
Geographic coverage: Hawaii
Application Deadline: Nov 16, 2018
Sponsor: Office of Hawaiian Affairs
Cancer-Related Behavioral Research through Integrating Existing Data (R01 and R21)
Funding for projects that seek to integrate two or more independent data sets to answer novel cancer control and prevention questions with the goal of encouraging applications that incorporate Integrative Data Analysis methods to study behavioral risk factors for cancer, including tobacco use, sedentary behavior, poor weight management, and lack of medical adherence to screening and vaccine uptake. This program is featured in the Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences Selected List of Funding Opportunities Relevant to Rural Cancer Control.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. territories
Application Deadline: Feb 15, 2019
Sponsors: National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
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
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 5, 2018
Sponsor: Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas Foundation
Healthy Tomorrows Partnership for Children Program Inactive
Grants to support community-based child health projects that improve the health status of mothers, infants, children, and adolescents in rural and other underserved communities by increasing their access to health services.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Oct 1, 2018
Sponsors: Health Resources and Services Administration, Maternal and Child Health Bureau, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
HRSA Challenge Competition: Preventing Childhood Obesity Inactive
A prize competition to support innovative solutions to help low-income families adopt healthy eating practices, healthy lifestyles, and make sustainable changes in their homes.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Sep 28, 2018
Sponsors: Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services