GAPPS and Gates Foundation’s Call for Proposals: Preventing Preterm Birth Initiative

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The Global Alliance to Prevent Prematurity and Stillbirth (GAPPS) in partnership with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has announced a new funding opportunity under its Request for Proposals (RFP) to provide grants to enhance research sites in high-burden countries for studies of pregnancy and preterm birth.

Letters of grant inquiry can be submitted 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.

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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 deadline to submit letter of inquiry is 15 January 2013. For more information, visit this link.

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