Funding Opportunities

Current grant opportunities and past grant recipients from the Tufts Institute for Global Obesity Research along with other selected opportunities for Tufts researchers.

Upcoming Opportunities


K12 Translational Science Career Development Award
Dates: March 31, 2023: Letters of intent due (optional but encouraged); June 1, 2023: K12 full applications due
Agency: Tufts Clinical and Translational Science Institute


Katz Early Stage Investigator Research Project Grant (R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) PAR-21-038
Deadlines: Jan 26, 2021; May 26, 2021; Sep 28, 2021; Jan 26, 2022; May 26, 2022; Sep 27, 2022; Jan 26, 2023; May 26, 2023; Sep 26, 2023; expires Dec 29, 2023
Agency: NIH

Advancing Research on Mechanisms and Management of Pain for Diseases and Conditions within NIDDK Mission Areas
Expiration Date: May 05, 2023
Agency: NIH

Community Level Interventions to Improve Minority Health and Reduce Health Disparities
Expiration Date: August 10, 2023
Agency: NIH 

Pilot Interventions to Integrate Social Care and Medical Care to Improve Health Equity
Expiration Date: October 20, 2023
Agency: NIH

Latest Recipients of TIGOR Funding

Principal Investigator (PhD Candidate): Salima F. Taylor, MS

Title: Discovery science approach to the study of food and nutrition determinants of obesity in Black adults living in the U.S.


Principal Investigator (PhD Candidate): Breanne C Wilhite, MPH

Title: Factors influencing the implementation of physical education (PE) policies and practices in Title 1 elementary schools in Massachusetts: A qualitative examination using the Theoretical Domains Framework

Past Recipients of TIGOR Funding


Principal Investigator: Dr. Adolfo Cuevas

Title: Assessing the Impact of Neighborhood and Interpersonal Discrimination on Obesity in Children


Principal Investigator: Dr. Elizabeth Yen

Title: Impact of Prenatal Opioid Exposure on Feeding Dysregulation and Early Risk of Metabolic Disease

Principal Investigator: Dr. Wenhui Feng
Title: Dollar Store Shopping, Obesity, and Dietary Quality


Placental mediation of maternal obesity impact on neonatal metabolism: a multi-omics approach
Principal Investigator: Perrie O’Tierney-Ginn


Identify Circulating Biomarkers of Microvascular Endothelial Function and Relate to Novel and Established Biomarkers of Cardiovascular Risk in Females and Males with Abdominal Obesity
Principal Investigators: Jennifer DuPont, Alice H. Lichtenstein, Nirupa R. Matthan

To Determine the Longitudinal Metabolomic Profile of Overweight and Obese Women Undergoing Lifestyle Interventions to Decrease Weight Before and During Pregnancy and Delivery
Principal Investigators: Patrick Catalano, Andrew Greenberg


Protective Effects of Honeybee Extract on High Fat Diet-Induced Diabetes: Role of Plant miRNAs and Transgenerational Potential
Principal Investigators: Larry A. Feig and Jose M. Ordovas

Companion Canines (Pet Dogs) as Potential Facilitators of Physical Activity and Nutrition Promotion for Children Diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder
Principal Investigator: Sara Folta

Sociocultural Influences on Food Intake, Physical Activity and Obesity in Younger and Older U.S. Adults
Principal Investigator: Maria Carlota Dao


The Tufts Longitudinal Health Study (TLHS)
Principal Investigator: Daniel Hatfield

Effect of counselor characteristics on participant weight loss and adherence to a behavioral weight loss intervention
Principal Investigator: Maria Carlota Dao