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Grant Proposal Submission

This is the grant proposal submission site for the Tufts/UConn Research Innovation and Development Grants in Economics (RIDGE) Program. See the separate RIDGE Program website and 2019 Request for Proposals (RFP) for useful information about research priorities, study designs, data resources, and previous funded projects. See the links for signing up for a new account, and for signing in to an existing account, on the right side of this page.


The Tufts/University of Connecticut RIDGE (Research Innovation and Development Grants in Economics) Program is a collaboration of the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts and the UConn Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity. Through this initiative, the U.S. Department of Agriculture supports important extramural research on federal nutrition assistance programs.

The RIDGE Program funding offers an exciting opportunity for a diversity of new and experienced researchers in the area of nutrition assistance, including the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC), child nutrition programs, and smaller, less studied programs such as the Summer Food Service Program. RIDGE will help connect researchers from around the country to current information about USDA program and policy interests, offering promise for sound research with real-world usefulness.