EGRP News Flash - December 18, 2009

Three New Funding Opportunities Announced for Obesity Policy Research

NCI’s Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences (DCCPS) is cosponsoring three new Funding Opportunity Announcements (FOAs) to encourage obesity policy research. Grant applications are sought that propose to:

  1. Conduct evaluation research on obesity-related “natural experiments” (defined here as community and other population-level public policy interventions that may affect diet and physical activity behavior), and/or
  2. Develop and/or validate relevant community-level measures (instruments and methodologies to assess the food and physical activity environments at the community level).

The overarching goal of these FOAs is to inform public policy and research relevant to diet, physical activity behavior, weight, and health outcomes of Americans.

Applications are invited using the NIH Research Project (R01), Exploratory/Developmental (R21), and Small Research Grant (R03) award mechanisms. Because the nature and scope of the proposed research will vary from application to application, it is anticipated that the size and duration of each award will also vary.

The opening dates for these FOAs are January 5, 2010, for R01 applications and January 16, 2010, for R21 and R03 applications. Standard due dates apply. Details regarding standard due datesExternal Web Site Policy. They expire January 8, 2013.

The FOAs are cosponsored with various components of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

For cancer-related questions, the NCI DCCPS contacts are: Robin McKinnon, Ph.D., M.P.A.; e-mail:; and Jill Reedy, Ph.D., M.P.H., R.D.; e-mail:, both of whom are with the Applied Research Program (ARP).

Access the NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts for details:

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