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Healthy Foods, Healthy Lives

Grant Programs

Spring 2014 Funding Opportunities

The Healthy Foods, Healthy Lives (HFHL) Institute invites letters of interest and proposals for three spring funding opportunities:


The
University Research Grant Program Request for Proposals (RFP) seeks to fund new, interdisciplinary faculty research teams that include members from at least three distinct disciplines and that produce research that has a high potential for growth and for becoming self-supporting over time. The priority areas for focus are food protection (safety), prevention of obesity and diet-related disease, and food policy. Within these priority areas, of special importance is the integration of agriculture and health sciences.

Proposal Submission Deadline: April 14, 2014
View and download RFP here.
Download HFHL Proposal Routing Form here.
 
The goal of the Graduate and Professional Student Research Grant Program is to support student research and/or other activities related to broadening interdisciplinary learning and engagement in the areas of food, agriculture, and human health.

Proposal Submission Deadline: April 14, 2014
View and download RFP here.

The Planning Grant Program for community-university research teams is designed to fund the development of authentic community-university partnerships related to food, nutrition and health. The expected outcome of this award is that teams prepare and submit a grant proposal to one of the major HFHL grant programs or to other equivalent University, government and/or private sources.

Letters of Interest (and supporting documents) Submission Deadline: April 21, 2014
View and download RFLI here.

Funds for all grant programs will be awarded through a competitive review process.


Awarded Grants

2013 Planning Grants Awarded (pdf.)
2013 University Research & Graduate and Professional Student Grants Awarded (.pdf)

2012 University Research Grants Awarded (.pdf)
2012 Community-University Partnership Grants Awarded (.pdf)

2011 Community-University Partnership Grants Awarded (.pdf)

2010 University and Student Research Grants Awarded (.pdf)
2010 Community Engagement Grants Awarded (.pdf)

2009 University Research Grants Awarded (.pdf)
2009 Community Engagement Grants Awarded (.pdf)

2008 University Research Grants Awarded (.pdf)

2007 Grants Awarded (.pdf) 


Background

The HFHL Institute administers its grant funds around four priority areas:

Read details of funded research in each of these priority areas.

In fall 2010, the HFHL Institute also began awarding small research grants to fund student research and/or other activities related to broadening interdisciplinary learning in the areas of food, agriculture, and human health.

In summer 2012, HFHL announced the availability of small supplemental grants ($500 - $1000) to support the advancement and promotion of projects supported by HFHL . This opportunity is available to both past as well as current grantees who have completed no less than six months of their project. To download the application or to apply on-line, click here.

This spring, the Institute released a RFP for our new Planning Grant Program.  Funding form this program will support the development of authentic community-university partnerships or interdisciplinary University faculty research teams related to food, nutrition and health.

Spring 2014 Requests for Proposals and Letters of Interest

HFHL Proposal Routing Form for University Researchers

Proposal Routing Form

MOU/MOA Development Tools for Community-University Partnerships

The Community Impact Statement: A tool for creating healthy partnerships (Susan Gust - Community Partner; Catherine Jordan - University of Minnesota)

University Institutional Review Board (IRB) Determination of Human Subject Research Form

Determination of Human Subject Research Form

2012 Request for Proposals

University Research RFP
Grad/Professional Student RFP

Community-University RFP

Supplemental Funding
(for current grantees) 

Supplemental Funding Grant Application