2014 Egg Nutrition Center Research Grant

Request for Application

The Obesity Society announces a request for proposals in application for a research grant sponsored by the Egg Nutrition Center.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Member of The Obesity Society (domestic or international)
  • Applications from post-doctoral research fellows must have a mentor who is a current TOS member. (The principal investigator and the mentor must both be members in good standing of The Obesity Society at the time the application is submitted.)

Type of research eligible for award: Studies designed to look at the impact of macronutrient composition on overweight and obesity related conditions (i.e., insulin resistance, dyslipidemia, etc.) will be given top priority.

Focus of research proposals:

Potential questions might include, but are not limited to, such topics as:

  • What is the effect of diets differing in macronutrient composition on obesity-related conditions (i.e., insulin resistance, dyslipidemia, elevated blood pressure)?
  • What is the effect of protein quality on obesity-related conditions?
  • What are the associations between dietary protein intake (or egg intake) and disease risks (e.g., obesity, waist circumference, low HDL-C, etc.) in the context of different background diets?

Available funding: One grant will be funded for $40,000 for a period of 1 year.

Application procedure – Two-step review process
The Obesity Society's Scientific Review Committee will vet all study proposals for scientific merit prior to selecting the grant recipient.


Step 1

  • Prepare a one-page letter of intent cover page (MS Word) downloadable from the link below
  • Describe the scientific project on a maximum of 1 page on Institutional letterhead, 1 inch margins, font-size no smaller than 11 points
  • Prepare an NIH style biosketch of the principal investigator. If the principal investigator is a postdoctoral fellow, the biosketch of the mentor should also be included. (Both the principal investigator and the mentor must be members in good standing of The Obesity Society at the time the application is submitted.) Files (MS Word) are downloadable from the link below.
  • Please create one PDF of the above listed documents with the following naming convention name: First Initial.LastName-2014EGG-LOI Example: J.McMahon@2014EGG-LOI
  • CLICK HERE to submit by Tuesday, August 5, 2014 @ 5:00pm Eastern Time.

The PI may only submit ONE application for this grant opportunity.


Step 2
Successful applicants will be announced on August 26, 2014 and will be invited to submit a Full Proposal of no more than 4 pages (plus one page for budget and justification, plus biosketch pages) by September 16, 2014. The application should contain the following sections:

  • Background and Relevance
  • Research Design
  • Methods
  • Timeline and Schedule of Deliverables
  • Budget and Budget Justification
  • Biosketch (2 page maximum) for each Investigator

Announcement of award
Grant recipient will be notified by October 14, 2014 and announced thereafter up to the TOS Annual Conference, ObesityWeek 2014, November 2-7 in Boston, MA.

Criteria for evaluating applications
Applications scored on the following criteria:

  • Responsiveness to the intent of the announcement
  • Novelty of the research
  • Feasibility of producing meaningful research results within two years of the award
  • Scientific design
  • Feasibility of meeting budgetary constraints
  • Adequacy of proposed timeline and schedule of deliverables

Post award requirements
Awardee is required to submit a final report including a statement of financial expenditure.

Important dates
Letter of Intent Submission Deadline: August 5, 2014
Full Proposal Request Notification: August 26, 2014
Full Proposal Submission Deadline: September 16, 2014
Grant Recipient Notified: October 14, 2014
Grant Start Date: Approximately November 1, 2014 (50% of grant paid to recipient)
Research Completed: One year from Start Date
Final Report and Financial Statement Due: One year from Start Date (50% of grant paid to recipient upon successful completion of final report and financial statement)

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