Funding Opportunity: NHIS Research Initiative

RFP Reminder: National Health Interview Survey

The University of Kentucky Center for Poverty Research (UKCPR), in cooperation with the Economic Research Service (ERS) and the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) in the U.S. Department of Agriculture, will competitively award grants to qualified individuals and institutions to provide rigorous research that utilizes data from the National Health Interview Survey (NHIS). The funded grants will expand our understanding of (1) the interaction between adult mental and physical health and household food insecurity, (2) SNAP on the health of both family caretaker and children, and (3) food insecurity on health and the possible mediating role of SNAP. It is anticipated that 4 grants of up to $75,000 each will be awarded.

Due date for Requested Letter of Intent: January 21, 2016

Proposals are due March 3, 2016. The full RFP, “Understanding the Relationships between SNAP, Food Security, and Health in the National Health Interview Survey” is available at:

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