This notice announces the opportunity to apply for funding under the R40 Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Field-Initiated Innovative Research Studies (FIRST) Program. The purpose of the MCH FIRST Program is to advance the health and well-being of MCH populations by supporting innovative, applied, and translational intervention1 research studies on critical issues affecting MCH populations. The research findings of the R40 MCH FIRST Program should be generalizable to the broader U.S. population, and of regional and national significance. Findings from the research supported by the R40 MCH FIRST program are expected to: Strengthen and expand topics addressed by the MCH Block Grant National Performance Domains.
Only domestic 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. Domestic faith-based and community-based organizations, tribes, and tribal organizations are eligible to apply. You are required to submit proof of non-profit status as Attachment 5.
Applications are due November 12, 2019.