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.
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.