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R40 Maternal and Child Health Field-Initiated Innovative Research Studies (FIRST) Program

Announcement Number:

Maternal & Child Health Bureau

Date(s) to Apply:
11/06/2017 to 01/19/2018

Estimated Award Date:

What is the program?

This notice solicits applications for the R40 Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Field-Initiated Innovative Research Studies (FIRST) Program.  The purpose of the MCH FIRST Program grant is to advance the health and wellbeing of MCH populations by supporting innovative, applied, and translational intervention[1] research studies on critical issues affecting MCH populations.

[1] For the purpose of this NOFO, an “intervention” is defined to include behavioral, social, or structural / health systems approaches, as well as combination applied clinico-medical and behavioral, social, or structural / health system approaches that contribute to the prevention of diseases or improvement of health (including clinical) outcomes for mothers, children and families at a population level.

Are you eligible?

Only public or non-profit institutions of higher learning and public or private non-profit agencies engaged in research or in programs relating to maternal and child health and/or services for children with special health care needs are eligible to apply (42 CFR § 51a.3(b)).  Faith-based and community-based organizations, tribes, and tribal organizations are eligible to apply, if they otherwise meet these eligibility criteria.  Non-U.S. entities are not eligible to apply.

Applicants are required to submit proof of non-profit status.

Contact Us

Evva Assing-Murray

Phone: (301) 594-4113

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