Funding New Approaches
Our Pilot Studies Core supports time-sensitive, innovative, systems-oriented obesity research.
These opportunities are available to researchers around the world, at all career levels, and fund up to $30,000 per award. Projects must be designed to study childhood obesity from a systems-oriented perspective, and in a way that can inform future policies, whether locally, nationally or globally.
The resulting research findings can inform policy makers as they determine which initiatives might be most effective in preventing obesity and educating the general public. Since its inception, the program has funded multiple projects across the globe. Some of the projects we’ve funded include:
- Pending regulations on the availability of healthful food store selections in Minneapolis, Minn.
- How physical education classes for girls in Saudi Arabian schools may affect childhood obesity in the Middle East.
- A program educating Australian practitioners about systems science-driven approaches to solving pressing health problems like obesity.
The Application Process
Requests for applications are announced in January and July. Applications are reviewed by a team of faculty from the GOPC, with input from the National Institutes of Health. If selected, researchers are informed rapidly, usually within two months of submitting their application.
To find out more about applying for PSC funding, the projects we’ve supported or future requests for applications, email firstname.lastname@example.org