Funding Opportunities

UGA Obesity Initiative

Proposal Resubmission Grants Available for FY20

The UGA Obesity Initiative (OI) announces the availability of Proposal Resubmission Grants for obesity-related projects, which provide support for investigators to improve an already high-rated or scored proposal for resubmission. These awards are available to UGA OI Affiliates. Small grants will be provided to help an investigator strategically improve the proposal’s viability upon resubmission. Awarded proposals must spend the funds by June 30, 2020 (FY20).


Department of Health and Human Services
National Institutes of Health

Adipogenesis, Adipocyte Function and Obesity Following HIV Infection, Antiretroviral Therapy, or Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)

The prevalence of obesity is increasing in people with HIV (PWH), contributing to multiple complications associated with this condition. There is mounting evidence that there are unique mechanisms contributing to the development of obesity in PWH versus people without HIV. Furthermore, the biology of the adipocytes might be altered in overweight or obese PWH versus overweight or obese people without HIV. This FOA seeks applications to elucidate the underlying mechanisms of how HIV and antiretroviral drugs used for therapy or pre-exposure prophylaxis contribute to the development of obesity and alter adipocyte and adipose tissue function as well as the effects of these processes on metabolic and physiological processes within the mission of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK).

Department of Health and Human Services
National Institutes of Health; Issued by National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)

Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): Understanding Factors in Infancy and Early Childhood (Birth to 24 months) That Influence Obesity Development

The purpose of this Notice is to inform potential applicants to the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) of an area of special interest in understanding factors in infancy and early childhood (birth to 24 months) that influence the development of obesity.

Department of Agriculture
National Institute of Food and Agriculture

Agriculture and Food Research Initiative – Foundational and Applied Science

The AFRI Foundational and Applied Science Program supports grants in six AFRI priority areas to advance knowledge in both fundamental and applied sciences important to agriculture. The six priority areas are: Plant Health and Production and Plant Products; Animal Health and Production and Animal Products; Food Safety, Nutrition, and Health; Bioenergy, Natural Resources, and Environment; Agriculture Systems and Technology; and Agriculture Economics and Rural Communities. Research-only, extension-only, and integrated research, education and/or extension projects are solicited in this Request for Applications (RFA). See Foundational and Applied Science RFA for specific details.