Fall Grant Opportunities

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

View Fall 2017 Grantees

Hmong family on farm.The Community-University Partnership 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. Proposals should seek to benefit communities by producing information that will enable a community to improve its overall health. To that end, funding may be used for traditional research projects or community-based programs that are rigorously evaluated.

View and download Fall 2017 RFP (.pdf)

* Characteristics of community-based participatory research that should be considered: maximizing participation of and leadership by people living in the participating community; involving diverse community members in key decisions throughout the project; creating learning opportunities by involving community members; utilizing community members, trained researchers, and students in the research design.

Faculty members discussing with each other_version 2The Faculty Planning Grant Program supports the development of University interdisciplinary and cross-disciplinary research teams related to food, nutrition, and health. Planning Grant award recipients must work towards the preparation and submission of a grant proposal in the spring HFHL funding cycle OR proposals may be prepared and submitted to other equivalent University sources, as well as major government or private sources.

View and download Fall 2017 RLOI. (.pdf)

PLEASE NOTE: After the initial review process, teams may be invited for 30-minute interviews with the review committee.  ALL TEAM MEMBERS ARE REQUIRED TO PARTICIPATE IN TEAM INTERVIEWS.