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NIH Obesity Research Funding Opportunities

This page presents information about NIH research funding opportunities. Other federal agencies, public and private organizations also support research efforts and other types of activities related to obesity. The purpose of this website is to provide information about NIH research, including research on which NIH is collaborating with other agencies and organizations. This website does not provide information on funding opportunities available from other Federal agencies or other organizations.

Obesity Research Solicitations Currently Accepting Applications

Listed below are obesity-related research solicitations that are currently open for submission of applications for funding. Detailed information, including names of individuals to contact with questions, is provided through the links associated with each solicitation.

RFA-MD-15-003: Technologies for Improving Minority Health and Eliminating Health Disparities (R41/R42)
RFA-MD-15-004: Innovations for Healthy Living - Improving Minority Health and Eliminating Health Disparities (R43)
RFA-DK-14-026: Psychosocial and Behavioral Aspects of Bariatric Surgery (R01)
RFA-DK-14-025: Identification of Novel Targets and Pathways Mediating Weight Loss, Diabetes Resolution and Related Metabolic Disease after Bariatric Surgery in Humans (R01)
RFA-DK-14-002: Nutrition Obesity Research Centers (NORCs) (P30)

PAR-15-048: Systems Science and Health in the Behavioral and Social Sciences (R01)
PAR-15-047: Systems Science and Health in the Behavioral and Social Sciences (R21)
PAR-14-323: Understanding Factors in Infancy and Early Childhood (Birth to 24 months) That Influence Obesity Development (R01)
PA-14-316: Obesity and Asthma: Awareness and Self- Management (R01)
PAR-14-262: Long-Term Outcomes of Bariatric Surgery Using Large Datasets (R01)
PA-14-176 : Healthy Habits: Timing for Developing Sustainable Healthy Behaviors in Children and Adolescents (R21)
PA-14-177 : Healthy Habits: Timing for Developing Sustainable Healthy Behaviors in Children and Adolescents (R01)
PA-14-054 : Lead Optimization and Pre-Clinical Development of Therapeutic Candidates for Diseases of Interest to NIDDK (STTR (R41/R42))
PA-14-055 : Lead Optimization and Pre-Clinical Development of Therapeutic Candidates for Diseases of Interest to the NIDDK (SBIR (R43/R44))
PA-14-034 : Reducing Health Disparities Among Minority and Underserved Children (R21)
PA-14-033 : Reducing Health Disparities Among Minority and Underserved Children (R01)
PAR-13-385 : Developmental Origins of Health and Disease (DOHaD): Epigenetic Modification in Gametogenesis and Transgenerational Inheritance (R01)
PAR-13-382 : Analysis of Genome-Wide Gene-Environment (G x E) Interactions (R21)
PAR-13-375 : Nutrigenetics and Nutrigenomics Approaches for Nutrition Research (R01)
PAR-13-365 : Evaluating Natural Experiments in Healthcare to Improve Diabetes Prevention and Treatment (R18)
PAR-13-366 : Pragmatic Research in Healthcare Settings to Improve Diabetes Prevention and Care (R18)
PAR-13-367 : Planning Grants for Pragmatic Research in Healthcare Settings to Improve Diabetes Prevention and Care (R34)
PA-13-352: Translational Research to Improve Diabetes and Obesity Outcomes (R01)
PA-13-328 : Health Promotion Among Racial and Ethnic Minority Males (R01)
PA-13-331 : Health Promotion Among Racial and Ethnic Minority Males (R21)
PAR-13-293 : Gut Microbiota-Derived Factors in the Integrated Physiology and Pathophysiology of Diseases within NIDDK's Mission (R01)
PA-13-292: : Behavioral and Social Science Research on Understanding and Reducing Health Disparities (R01)
PA-13-288: Behavioral and Social Science Research on Understanding and Reducing Health Disparities (R21)
PA-13-183 : Addressing Health Disparities in NIDDK Diseases (R01)
PA-13-153 : Home and Family Based Approaches for the Prevention or Management of Overweight or Obesity in Early Childhood (R01)
PA-13-154 : Home and Family Based Approaches for the Prevention or Management of Overweight or Obesity in Early Childhood (R21)
PA-13-110: Obesity Policy Evaluation Research (R01)
PAR-13-109: Mechanistic Insights from Birth Cohorts (R01)
PA-13-100: School Nutrition and Physical Activity Policies, Obesogenic Behaviors and Weight Outcomes (R01)
PA-13-099: School Nutrition and Physical Activity Policies, Obesogenic Behaviors and Weight Outcomes (R03)
PA-13-098: School Nutrition and Physical Activity Policies, Obesogenic Behaviors, and Weight Outcomes (R21)
PAR-13-074 : Small Grants for New Investigators to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research (R03)
PAR-13-007 : Early-Stage Pharmacological Validation of Novel Targets and Accompanying Pre-Therapeutic Leads for Diseases of Interest to the NIDDK (R01)
PAR-12-265 : Ancillary Studies to Major Ongoing Clinical Research Studies to Advance Areas of Scientific Interest within the Mission of the NIDDK (R01)
PAR 12-257 : Time-Sensitive Obesity Policy and Program Evaluation (R01)
PAR-12-228 : Physical activity and weight control interventions among cancer survivors: Effects on biomarkers of prognosis and survival (R01)
PAR-12-229 : Physical activity and weight control interventions among cancer survivors: Effects on biomarkers of prognosis and survival (R21)
PAR-12-198 : Improving Diet and Physical Activity Assessment (R01)
PAR-12-197 : Improving Diet and Physical Activity Assessment (R21)
PA-12-185 : Role of Environmental Chemical Exposures in the Development of Obesity, Type 2 Diabetes and Metabolic Syndrome (R01)
PA-12-184 : Role of Environmental Chemical Exposures in the Development of Obesity, Type 2 Diabetes and Metabolic Syndrome (R21)
PA-12-179 : Exploratory/Developmental Clinical Research Grants in Obesity (R21)
PA-12-157 : Pilot and Feasibility Clinical Research Grants in Diabetes, and Endocrine and Metabolic Diseases (R21)
PA-12-125 : Secondary Analyses in Obesity, Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (R21)
PA-12-061 : Maternal Nutrition and Pre-pregnancy Obesity: Effects on Mothers, Infants and Children (R01)

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Highlights of Past Obesity Research Solicitations


Full Lists of All Past and Current Research Solicitations

For full listings of all current and past NIH research solicitations, please visit the NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts at http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/index.html . (The grants and contracts website covers not only obesity but also numerous other areas of research supported by the NIH.)

Other Types of Applications for Funding

Additionally, researchers are invited to submit applications independent of specific NIH-initiated research solicitations. Investigator-initiated research represents a substantial portion of the NIH funding portfolio. The websites of individual Institutes and Centers across the NIH discuss their research areas of interest with information for obtaining further advice relevant to grant submissions.

See also: Parent Announcements (For Unsolicited or Investigator-Initiated Applications) http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/parent_announcements.htm

Links to Tips for Grant Writing

The following links are to general information about submitting grant applications, either in response to a research solicitation or for investigator-initiated studies.

Grant Writing Tips Sheets http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/grant_tips.htm
NIH Office of Extramural Research http://grants.nih.gov/grants/oer.htm
Resources for New Investigators grants.nih.gov/grants/new_investigators/index.htm

Last Modified: 11/24/2014

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