FRC News

Call for proposals—Christopher Family Foundation Food and Family Program

Tyler Wolpert
1/20/2016  3:45 pm

The Family Resiliency Center (FRC) announces faculty seed grant funding through the Christopher Family Foundation Food and Family Program. The Food and Family Program is designed to support innovative interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary research that can unravel the complex connections between the family environment and healthy active lifestyles for all. We expect to fund up to three proposals for $50,000 each. The grant period will begin June 15, 2016 and will be for 18 months.

There are three funding priorities in this call for proposals: 

  1. The intersection between individual biology and family relationships to promote healthy development. These proposals should aim to connect how biological factors such genetic risk, the microbiome, or physiological reactivity may interact with family relationships to promote healthy development associated with diet quality and/or access to food.
  2. Family and household factors that contribute to persistence of food insecurity above and beyond household income. Proposals in this priority area may address such issues as why some low-income households are not food insecure, how household budgets are managed in food insecure households, and how chronic health conditions affect household food insecurity.
  3. Immigrant health, family relationships, and diet quality. Proposals in this priority area should address how family relationships may be used to strengthened immigrant health in the face of changing dietary habits. Attention to risk for chronic health disease, including obesity and diabetes, should be included in these proposals.

Proposals are due march 31, 2016 at 5:00 pm. More information about the program and proposals can be found here http://familyresiliency.illinois.edu/FoodandFamilyHome.htm.

An informational brown bag meeting about the program will be held on Monday, February 1 from 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 pm in the Christopher Hall Studio (Room 1009). RSVPs are requested but not required and can be sent to Elizabeth Mosley at emosley@illinois.edu.