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:
- Assessing the impact of a local staple food ordinance on healthy food availability
- 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
Request for applications for round eight is now open. A one-page concept summary of the proposed research is to be submitted by August 3, 2015. Applications will be reviewed by a team of faculty from the GOPC, with input from the National Institutes of Health. If selected, a full proposal will de bue on September 7, 2015.
Please see here for application.
To find out more about the projects we’ve supported or future requests for applications, email firstname.lastname@example.org