Projects

Food and Health Research Using the Consumer Food Data System (CFDS)

2022-2025

Call for Proposals

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), in partnership with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA’s) Economic Research Service (ERS), is announcing a call for proposals (CFP) for researchers who will use of one or more restricted-use data assets in USDA’s Consumer Food Data System (CFDS). Mathematica is assisting RWJF and ERS with this grant program. 

RWJF anticipates making approximately 12 to 15 awards of up to $100,000 per project, plus additional funds that may be needed to access specific data assets. 

On this website, applicants can find additional resources related to the available CFDS data assets, as well as key dates and links to RWJF announcement page that provides all details for this grant program.

Key Dates:

  • CFP release date: April 4, 2022
  • Office hours with CFDS data experts (optional): April 18, 2022
  • Brief proposal deadline: May 16, 2022
  • Full proposal deadline (by invitation only): August 4, 2022
 

Resources:

  • RWJF announcement page – This page includes the full CFP and a link to the RWJF online application system. Note that all proposals for this solicitation must be submitted via the RWJF online system. Visit here and use the “Apply Online” link. If you have not already done so, you will be required to register at my.rwjf.org before you begin the proposal process. All applicants should log in to the system and familiarize themselves with online proposal requirements well before the final submission deadline. Staff may not be able to assist all applicants in the final 24 hours before the submission deadline.
  • Office hours with CFDS data experts – An optional office hours session was held virtually on April 18, 2022 for applicants to ask questions about the CFDS data assets. This document lists the questions that were asked and the associated answers provided by ERS and Census data experts. If you have additional follow-up questions about specific data assets, please email the data expert directly.
  • Additional resources on CFDS data assets – The lists below provide links to presentations and slides for the restricted-use CFDS data assets. They also list the data experts that applicants should contact with any questions regarding the CFDS data asset.
 
 

Additional resources for Administrative Data Research Facility (ADRF)

National Household Food Acquisition and Purchase Survey (FoodAPS)
Presentation Slides
 
IRI Consumer Network, RxPulse, and MedProfiler
Presentation Slides
 
IRI Weights
Presentation Slides
Expert Contacts: Xiao Dong
 
IRI Weekly Retail and Monthly Household COVID-19 Response Data
Presentation Slides
 
Food Purchase Groups (EFPGs), and Monthly Food at Home Price Database
Presentation Slides
Expert Contacts: Anne Byrne
 
Purchase to Plate Crosswalk (PPC), Purchase to Plate Price Tool (PPPT), and Purchase to Plate Ingredient Tool (PPIT)
Presentation* Slides*
*This presentation was prepared for another grant opportunity when Purchase to Plate National Average Prices for NHANES (PP-NAP) was not available. For the RWJF grant program, publicly available Purchase to Plate National Average Prices for NHANES (PP-NAP) is included as part of the Consumer Food Data System.
Expert Contacts: Andrea Carlson, Chris Lowe, Elina Page
 
NielsenIQ  TDLinx
Presentation Slides
Expert Contacts: Alana Rhone
 
 
 
 

Additional resources for Federal Statistical Research Data Center (FSRDC)

SNAP Administrative Data 
Presentation Slides

Introduction to working in an FSRDC

Guide to Variables in SNAP Administrative Data*

*Please note that the Guide to Variables in SNAP Administrative Data has been updated (as of April 27, 2022) to reflect additional data that has been made available after the Call for Proposals was posted.
Expert Contacts: An FSRDC Administrator at the FSRDC location where research would be conducted
 
WIC Administrative Data
Presentation Slides

Introduction to working in an FSRDC

Guide to Variables in WIC Administrative Data*

*Please note that the Guide to Variables in WIC Administrative Data has been updated (as of April 27, 2022) to reflect additional data that has been made available after the Call for Proposals was posted.
Expert Contacts: An FSRDC Administrator at the FSRDC location where research would be conducted
 
Food Security Supplement (FSS) to the Current Population Survey (CPS)
Presentation Slides
 
 

See Clearly. Act Quickly.

We can help you shine a spotlight through the dark. Get in touch to learn more about how Mathematica could help advance your mission.

Explore Partnership