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
Deadlines: May 13, 2022 and October 18, 2022
Agency: Tufts University


NIA Program Project Applications (P01 Clinical Trial Optional)
Deadline: May 26, 2022
Agency: HHS

Development and Preliminary Testing of Health-related Behavioral Interventions
Deadline: September 26, 2022
Agency: NIH

NIH Obesity Research Funding Opportunities
NIH funding opportunities for obesity-related research can be found at this site.

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

Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI) Competitive Grants Program, Priority Area: FSNH (Food, Safety, Nutrition, Health)
Program Area: Diet, Nutrition and the Prevention of Chronic Disease (A1344)
Deadlines: 27 May 2021, 25 Aug 2022
Agency: USDA

Latest 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

Past Recipients of TIGOR Funding


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