2017 Awards Announced

The Tufts/UConn RIDGE Program announces nine research grant awards for the 2017 annual cycle, reflecting a wide range of nutrition assistance program topics, including five grants for faculty researchers, one grant for postdoctoral research, and three grants for Ph.D. research. Project summaries are available here.

The Tufts/UConn RIDGE Program seeks to support innovative economic research on domestic nutrition assistance programs and to broaden a network of researchers applying their expertise to USDA topics. RIDGE seeks applications from a diverse community of experienced nutrition assistance researchers, graduate students, early career scholars, and established researchers who bring expertise in another research area.

Full details are available in the 2017 Request for Proposals (RFP). Additional information was provided during the RIDGE Webinar for Applicants on Thursday, February 2, 2017. Webinar slides and recording are available for those who were unable to attend.

All RIDGE proposal submissions must use the online submission site.

Important Dates for the 2017 Submission Cycle

Request for proposals release: January 23, 2017

Informational webinar for applicants: February 2, 2017

Concept paper due: March 13, 2017

Full proposal (by invitation) due: May 15, 2017

Funding period (up to 18 months): July 11, 2017 - January 10, 2019