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Food and Nutrition Assistance Research Database

Project: RIDGE Program Overview
Award Year: 2008
Amount of award, fiscal 1998: $1,190,851.00 fiscal 2005: $980,275.00 fiscal 2004: $900,366.00 fiscal 2007: $899,772.00 fiscal 2008: $899,562.00 fiscal 2006: $899,465.00 fiscal 2002: $898,932.00 fiscal 2003: $898,932.00 fiscal 2000: $819,999.00 fiscal 2001: $817,940.00 fiscal 1999: $750,000.00
Institution: Economic Research Service, USDA
Status: Ongoing
Detailed Objective: The Research Innovation and Development Grants in Economics (RIDGE) Program—formerly known as the Small Grants Program—was established in 1998. The program seeks to stimulate new and innovative research on food assistance and nutrition issues and to broaden the participation of social science scholars in these issues. RIDGE grants last for 1 year; most are in the range of $20,000 to $40,000. The program is funded by ERS and administered in partnership with five academic institutions and affiliated research institutes. The five institutions oversee the application, peer review, and grant award processes. Each institution covers a different aspect of food assistance, nutrition, or subgroup of recipients as its primary focus. (Note that funding for the program represents the total support for the five individual centers.)
Topic: RIDGE (Small Grants) Program
Output:
Majchrowicz, T. RIDGE Project Summaries, 2008: Food Assistance and Nutrition Research Innovation and Development Grants in Economics Program, Administrative Publication No. 40, USDA, ERS, September 2009.
Majchrowicz, T., ed. Food Assistance and Nutrition Research Innovation and Development Grants in Economics Program: Executive Summaries of 2005 Research Grants, Contractor and Cooperator Report No. 23, USDA, ERS, October 2006.
Majchrowicz, T., ed. RIDGE Project Summaries, 2006: Food Assistance and Nutrition Research Innovation and Development Grants in Economics Program, Contractor and Cooperator Report No. 31, USDA, ERS, August 2007.
Majchrowicz, T., ed. RIDGE Project Summaries, 2007: Food Assistance and Nutrition Research Innovation and Development Grants in Economics Program, USDA, ERS, Administrative Publication No. 029, July 2008.
Majchrowicz, T., ed. RIDGE Project Summaries, 2009: Food Assistance and Nutrition Research Innovation and Development Grants in Economics Program, Administrative Publication No. 51, USDA, ERS, November 2010.
Stommes, E., and L. Tiehen, eds. Food Assistance and Nutrition Research Small Grants Program: Executive Summaries of 2003 Research Grants, Food Assistance and Nutrition Research Report No. 43, USDA, ERS, December 2004.
Stommes, E., ed. Food Assistance and Nutrition Research Small Grants Program: Executive Summaries of 2004 Research Grants, Contractor and Cooperator Report No. 12, USDA, ERS, October 2005.
Tiehen, L., ed. Food Assistance and Nutrition Research Small Grants Program: Executive Summaries of 2001 Research Grants, Food Assistance and Nutrition Research Report No. 37, USDA, ERS, November 2003.
Tiehen, L., ed. Food Assistance and Nutrition Research Small Grants Program: Executive Summaries of 2002 Research Grants, Food Assistance and Nutrition Research Report No. 38, USDA, ERS, November 2003.
United States Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service. Request for Applications for Competitive Grant Awards To Establish RIDGE Centers for Food and Nutrition Assistance Research, Administrative Publication No. 038, USDA, ERS, July 2009.
Vandeman, A, ed. Food Assistance and Nutrition Research Small Grants Program: Executive Summaries of 1998 Research Grants, Food Assistance and Nutrition Research Report No. 10, USDA, ERS, December 2000.
Vandeman, A., ed. Food Assistance and Nutrition Research Small Grants Program: Executive Summaries of 2000 Research Grants, Food Assistance and Nutrition Research Report No. 20, USDA, ERS, April 2002.

Last updated: Monday, August 18, 2014

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