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Friday, May 13, 2011

Active Living Research: Building Evidence to Prevent Childhood Obesity

2010–2011 Call for Proposals
Rapid-Response Round 3 Grants
Letter of Intent Deadline: July 1, 2011
Grants will be awarded on a rolling basis; letters of intent may be submitted at any
time until July 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 (CFP) 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. See page 4 for more details about this funding opportunity.
Eligibility Criteria (page 9)
Eligibility requirements include the following:
■ Preference will be given to applicants that 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

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