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Healthy Foods, Healthy Lives

Grant Programs

Fall 2014 Funding Opportunities

The Healthy Foods, Healthy Lives (HFHL) Institute invites proposals and letters of interest for two funding opportunities this fall:

The Community-University Partnerships Grant Program seeks to fund innovative community-university partnerships related to food, nutrition and health. Projects should include participatory action research, or other creative strategies for addressing community-identified problems by bringing together academic and community partners. Both academic and community knowledge systems should be honored in these partnerships.

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

The Planning Grant Program for University faculty is designed to fund the development of interdisciplinary University faculty research teams 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.

Please Note: University researchers who do not identify partners are nonetheless encouraged to submit a LOI describing their research interests.

Letters of Interest Submission Deadline: November 14, 2014
View and download RFP here.
 

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


Awarded Grants

2014 University Research and Graduate & Professional Student Grants Awarded (.pdf)
2014 Planning Grants for Community-University Partnerships´╗┐ (.pdf)

2013 Community-University Partnership Grants Awarded´╗┐ (.pdf)
2013 Planning Grants for Faculty Research Awarded´╗┐ (.pdf)

2013 Planning Grants for Community-University Research Awarded (pdf.)
2013 University Research and Graduate & 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.

In spring 2013, the Institute released a RFP for the Planning Grant Program.  Funding form this program supports the development of authentic community-university partnerships or interdisciplinary University faculty research teams related to food, nutrition and health.

Spring 2014 Request for Proposals and Letters of Interest

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

2013 Requests for Proposals

University (faculty) Research RFP
Grad & Professional Student RFP
Community University RFP
Planning Grant for Faculty RFP
Planning Grant for Community-U Partnerships RFP

2012 Requests for Proposals

University Research RFP
Grad/Professional Student RFP

Community-University RFP

Supplemental Funding
(for current grantees) 

Supplemental Funding Grant Application