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 Funding

​MCH Field-Initiated Innovative Research Studies
Deadline: Aug. 19, 2016
The Health Resources and Services Administration is accepting applications for MCH Field-Initiated Innovative Research Studies (FIRST). The program supports innovative, translational and applied research on critical issues affecting maternal and child health, including services for children with special health care needs. The program is designed to promote innovation in the field by supporting the exploration of new ideas and interventions. Research should advance the current knowledge pool and, when implemented in states and communities, should result in health services improvement. Findings from the research supported by the MCH FIRST program are expected to help explore and develop new ideas and interventions that strengthen and expand topics addressed by the MCH Block Grant National Performance Domains and the populations they serve. For more information, click here.

MCH Secondary Data Analysis Research
Deadline: Aug. 19, 2016
The Health Resources and Services Administration is accepting applications for MCH Secondary Data Analysis Research (SDAR) Program. The MCH SDAR Program supports applied maternal and child health research that exclusively conducts secondary analysis of existing national databases and/or administrative records. These projects should have the potential to improve health services and delivery of care for maternal and child health populations. Findings from the research supported by SDAR are expected to strengthen and expand topics addressed by the new MCH Block Grant National Performance Domains and the populations they serve. For more information, click here.
 
Global Network for Women's and Children's Health Research Data Coordinating Center
Application Deadline: Aug. 30, 2016
The National Institutes of Health is accepting applications from institutions and organizations willing to participate with the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. The selected institution or organization will function as the Data Coordinating Center under a cooperative agreement in an ongoing multicenter, international research network designed to perform randomized clinical trials using common protocols to reduce the major risk of maternal, neonatal, infant and early childhood mortality. For more information, click here.
 
NIH Initiative to Maximize Research Education in Genomics Diversity Action Plan
Deadline: Sept. 6, 2016
The National Institutes of Health presents this funding opportunity to facilitate the training of individuals at all career levels (undergraduate, graduate, post-baccalaureate, postdoctoral and faculty) from diverse backgrounds underrepresented in scientific disciplines relevant to genomics. It will enable them to pursue genomics research that spans all areas of interest to National Human Genome Research Institute later in their careers. To learn more, click here.

Developing Goals and Strategies to Improve the Care of Children with Chronic and Complex Health Conditions
Deadline: Sept. 15, 2016
The Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health seeks applications for grants to develop single-topic issue briefs that describe goals and processes to improve aspects of the systems of care for children with chronic and complex health conditions in the United States. The briefs will provide specific, scalable recommendations for action related to practice, research, programs and policy. For more information, click here. ​

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