NIDDK Funding Opportunity

R01 Research Project Grant

Understanding Factors in Infancy and Early Childhood (Birth to 24 months) That Influence Obesity Development (R01)

​This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) invites Research Project Grant (R01) applications from institutions/organizations which propose to characterize or identify factors in early childhood (birth-24 months) that may increase or mitigate risk for obesity and/or excessive weight gain and/or to fill methodological research gaps relevant to the understanding of risk for development of obesity in children. Studies must propose research in children from birth to 24 months, although any proposed follow-up assessments, if applicable, may continue past this period. Studies may also assess factors relevant to families and/or caregivers of children from birth to 24 months. Applications should seek to fill unique research needs and involve expertise across disciplines as appropriate for the proposed research question.

Full AnnouncementPAR-14-323
Notice(s) for this Opportunity


Open Date1/5/2015
Letter of Intent Due Date

30 days prior to Application Due Date(s)

Application Due Date

​​February 5, 2015; October 5, 2015; June 5, 2016; February 5, 2017, by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization. All types of non-AIDS applications allowed for this funding opportunity announcement are due on these dates.

Applicants are encouraged to apply early to allow adequate time to make any corrections to errors found in the application during the submission process by the due date.
NIDDK Program ContactMary Evans, Ph.D.

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