JHGCCO Request for Applications (RFA):
Round 5 (released on January 7, 2014)

The NIH-funded Johns Hopkins Global Center on Childhood Obesity (JHGCCO) is seeking applications for research that focuses on time-sensitive changes in environments or policies that may reduce the prevalence of childhood obesity. Projects should take a systems perspective and have the potential to inform the development or confirmation of community- or population-based interventions. We invite applications from investigators at all career levels in the United States and globally.

This solicitation is for research that requires short-cycle funding decisions (‘rapid response’ studies). Awards will be announced approximately three months from the RFA release date. Eligible studies must be associated with actual policies or processes that are pending in real world settings (e.g., natural experiments), requiring “time-sensitive” data collection that would not be possible if the funding decision were made on a regular 9-month NIH review cycle. The JHGCCO RFAs are re-issued every six months, in January and July. Download the full RFA here.

In Round 5, we will be able to fund one project for a maximum of $30,000 total costs. A 1 page concept summary of the proposed research is due on February 3, 2014. After review of the research concepts, selected applicants will be invited to submit a full proposal (5 page limit). For those applicants, full proposals will be due on March 12, 2014. The final awardee will be notified by April 9, 2014. See previous award recipients.

An optional Informational Teleconference will be held on January 22, 2014 at 11 a.m. Eastern Standard Time. Prospective applicants can register at http://www.jhsph.edu/research/centers-and-institutes/johns-hopkins-global-center-on-childhood-obesity/opportunities/RFA_teleconference_registration.html to receive information about how to access the teleconference.

Johns Hopkins Global Center on Childhood Obesity

Department of International Health

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Phone: (410) 955-5906

615 N. Wolfe Street, Rm. E2616
Baltimore, Md. 21205-2179

Find us online:  www.jhgcco.org

International Health:  www.jhsph.edu/dept/ih

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Posted Date: 01/10/2014

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