Grant applications

I hope these applications (successful and unsuccessful) are helpful examples.

Please use responsibly; do not copy or take anything without asking me first.

NIH F31 (NRSA)


Cancer Prevention through Dietary Change: Training in translational neuroimaging (F31CA232357)

Cognitive reappraisal can be used to reduce food craving and unhealthy eating (a key risk factor for several kinds of cancer), but interventions to train reappraisal ability are not equally effective for all individuals. This project aims to leverage multivariate neuroimaging and machine learning techniques to develop an objective, neurobiological index of craving reappraisal ability that can be used to assess individual differences in treatment responsivity. The knowledge and research training gained from this project will prepare the trainee to build and refine interventions to reduce unhealthy eating that will ultimately reduce the prevalence of overweight and obesity, and risk for diet-related cancers.

Initial application and summary statement

  • Submitted to NCI
  • Not discussed
  • Not funded

Revised application and summary statement

  • Submitted to NCI
  • Impact score = 22, 9th percentile
  • Funded April 2019

NIH F99/K00


A multi-method translational neuroscience approach to cancer prevention via health behavior change

Health behavior change interventions can reduce modifiable cancer risk factors such as unhealthy eating, lack of physical activity, and substance use, but interventions are not equally effective for all individuals. This project will leverage novel multivariate neuroimaging techniques to develop reliable neurobiological indices of target psychological processes in order to improve detection of intervention-related change and individual differences. The knowledge gained from this proposal will enable researchers to more effectively evaluate whether, how, and for whom interventions targeting cancer-relevant health behaviors are working.

Initial application and summary statement

  • Submitted to NCI
  • Impact score = 41
  • Not funded