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

Tufts Springboard

A new intramural grant program sponsored by the Office of the Provost and the Office of the Vice Provost for Research (OVPR), Tufts Springboard is the next generation of the popular Tufts Collaborates and Tufts  Innovates programs. The goal of Tufts Springboard is to stimulate high impact research, scholarship and educational initiatives that have an explicit plan leading to extramural funding or other outcomes that influence research, scholarship, pedagogical outcomes, and/or policy.

Latest Recipients of TIGOR Funding

in Collaboration with Tufts Medical Center

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

Past Recipients of TIGOR Funding


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