Request for Proposals: Grants to Enhance Research Sites in High-burden Countries for Studies of Pregnancy and Preterm Birth

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A message from our colleagues at the Global Alliance to Prevent Prematurity and Stillbirth (GAPPS):

The Global Alliance to Prevent Prematurity and Stillbirth (GAPPS) is now accepting letters of inquiry to identify and develop research sites in low- and middle-income countries as part of a collaborative, multicenter research initiative to investigate causes of and novel strategies for prevention of preterm birth and stillbirth through prospective studies of pregnant women.

This Request for Proposals (RFP) is the second phase of the Preventing Preterm Birth initiative, part of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s Grand Challenges in Global Health. The objective of this RFP is to identify global health research sites to serve as part of a research network to conduct well-characterized, standardized, prospective studies of pregnant women, conducted in partnership with investigators already funded by the PPB initiative. It is intended that these multi-center investigations will examine the multiple and complex causes of preterm birth in an effort to identify innovative strategies for preterm prevention in low- and middle-income countries.

GAPPS will fund 3-5 existing research sites in low- and middle-income countries with a maximum of USD $1,300,000 each.

The full request for proposals and application instructions are available at Letters of inquiry are being accepted until 15 January, 2013.

The PPB review committee will review all letters of inquiry submitted, and selected applicants will be invited to submit a full grant proposal.

We look forward to receiving submissions from around the world. If you don’t submit a letter of inquiry yourself, we hope you will forward this message to someone else who might be interested