Life Course Research Network

Announcement Number:

Maternal & Child Health Bureau

Date(s) to Apply:
03/02/2016 to 05/17/2016

Estimated Award Date:

What is the program?

This announcement solicits applications for the Life Course Research Network (LCRN).  The life course theory posits that multiple determinants, such as health care, nutrition, stress and supports, and environmental exposures, operating over the life course are critical drivers of MCH outcomes.  The LCRN is designed to accelerate the translation of the life course theory to MCH practice and policy and foster its rapid adoption into clinical and public health settings through systems integration and collaboration among entities interested in improving MCH outcomes.

This cooperative agreement opportunity will establish and maintain an interdisciplinary, multi-site research network.  A network is a scientific forum for collaboration and infrastructure building that provides national leadership to improve and advance the field of life course research.

Are you eligible?

Public and nonprofit institutions of higher learning and public or private nonprofit agencies engaged in research or in programs relating to maternal and child health and/or services for children with special health care needs (42 CFR § 51a.3(b)).  Non-U.S. entities are not eligible to apply.

Foreign entities are not eligible for HRSA awards, unless the authorizing legislation specifically authorizes awards to foreign entities or the award is for research.  This exception does not extend to research training awards or construction of research facilities.


Contact Us

Jessica DiBari, PhD, MHS

Phone: (301) 443-4690

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