Primary & Secondary Prevention of Eating Disorders Pilot Funding Opportunity

Posted On: May 24th, 2018

Harvard Catalyst

Primary & Secondary Prevention of Eating Disorders Pilot Funding Opportunity

Four awards of up to $50,000 available

This pilot grant opportunity seeks to engage a broad range of investigators (clinical, public health, public policy, law, education, and others) throughout Harvard and its affiliated academic healthcare centers. The grant will provide seed money for cutting-edge, collaborative, interdisciplinary translational research to enhance understanding of eating disorders disparities and primary and secondary prevention efforts that may address these disparities. This mechanism, seeks to support teams of investigators that ultimately will be self-sustaining, thus laying the groundwork for an even broader and more robust community of eating disorders and health disparities investigators than exist at present.

Applicants may request awards up to $50,000.
Deadline for submitting letter of intent (LOI): June 11, 2018

While proposals that address an area of particular interest are encouraged, this pilot is an opportunity to conduct research in all areas of primary and secondary prevention of eating disorders and, more broadly, disordered eating and disordered weight, as well as shape control behaviors and symptoms.

Four areas of particular interest:

  • Effectiveness and Dissemination Studies of Primary and Secondary Preventive Interventions
  • Studies Focused on Macro-environmental Factors
  • Translational Research
  • Economic and Decision Sciences Research

Read the HMS News article on the April 30 Eating Disorders Prevention Symposium and visit the website for more information and to view the RFA.

This deadline has been extended so that this opportunity is open to researchers who could not attend the symposium.