Active Living Research:
Building Evidence to Prevent Childhood Obesity
Deadline: Jul 1, 2011
Active Living Research is a national program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) that supports research
to inform policy and environmental strategies for increasing physical activity among children and adolescents, decreasing
their sedentary behaviors and preventing obesity. The program places special emphasis on reaching children and
youths ages 3 to 18 who are at highest risk for obesity: Black, Latino, American Indian and Asian/Pacific Islander children,
as well as children who live in under-resourced and lower-income communities.
This call for proposals will support opportunistic, time-sensitive studies on emerging or anticipated changes in physical
activity-related policies or environments. Rapid-response grants are expected to accelerate progress toward policy and
environmental strategies to prevent and reduce childhood obesity. For maximum impact, studies should be completed
in as short a time frame as realistically possible, and results disseminated using methods designed to reach local, state
or national decision-makers in time to help inform key policy decisions. Detailed results of these studies, including
methodologies and data analyses, along with the outcome of the efforts to reach policy audiences, also should be subsequently
reported in peer-reviewed publications.
* Letter of Intent Required
Eligibility & Selection Criteria:
* Preference will be given to applicants who are either public entities or nonprofit organizations that are tax-exempt
under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
* Applicant organizations must be based in the United States or its territories. The focus of this program is the United
States; studies in other countries will be considered only to the extent that they may directly inform U.S. policy.
* Grants are awarded on a rolling basis. Letters of intent may be submitted at any time until July 1, 2011 (5 p.m. ET).
* A total of up to $1.5 million will be awarded under this call for proposals. The maximum award for a single grant is
$150,000, with a funding period not to exceed 18 months.
* Funding for approved studies may be initiated as early as four months after submission of invited full proposals.