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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 and U.S. Territories
Application Deadline: Sep 7, 2018
Sponsors: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Kansas Healthy Habits for Life
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
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
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
Healthy Eating Research: Building Evidence to Promote Health and Well-Being Among Children Inactive
Funding for research on policy, systems, and environmental strategies with strong potential to promote the health and well-being of children at a population level and that has the potential to help children achieve optimal nutrition and healthy weight.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. territories
Letter of Intent (Required): Jul 18, 2018
Application Deadline: Sep 26, 2018
Sponsor: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health Inactive
Grants for projects designed to improve health, prevent chronic diseases, and reduce health disparities among racial and ethnic populations with the highest risk, or burden, of chronic disease, specifically for African Americans/Blacks, Hispanic Americans, Asian Americans, Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islanders, American Indians, and Alaska Natives.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. territories
Letter of Intent (Optional): Jun 11, 2018
Application Deadline: Jul 16, 2018
Sponsors: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
High Obesity Program Inactive
Funding for land grant college and university projects designed to improve physical activity and nutrition; reduce obesity; and prevent and control diabetes, heart disease, and stroke in areas where adult obesity rates are above 40%.
Geographic coverage: Available to serve specific counties in 17 states.
Application Deadline: Jul 9, 2018
Sponsors: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
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 2019.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Jul 2, 2018
Sponsors: Association of American Indian Physicians, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
Oklahoma Healthy Kids, Healthy Families Grants Inactive
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: Jun 29, 2018
Sponsors: Blue Cross Blue Shield of Oklahoma, Health Care Services Corporation