Maternal and Child Health Research Program

Office of Epidemiology and Research, Division of Research

Advancing Applied MCH Research

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Funding Opportunities

We are pleased to announce that the following Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB), Office of Epidemiology and Research (OER), Division of Research (DoR) funding opportunities are now available at Grants.gov:


HRSA-17-011: R40 MCH Field-Initiated Innovative Research Studies (FIRST) supports innovative translational and applied research on critical issues affecting maternal and child health, including services for children with special health care needs. Research should advance the current knowledge pool, and when implemented in states and communities should result in health and health services improvements. Findings from the research supported by the Division of Research are expected to strengthen and expand topics addressed by the new MCHB Block Grant National Performance Priority Areas, and the populations they serve.

Closing Date for Applications: August 19, 2016  


HRSA-17-012: R40 MCH Secondary Data Analysis Studies Research (SDAR) supports applied research relating to maternal and child health services that exclusively utilizes 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 the Division of Research are expected to strengthen and expand topics addressed by the new MCHB Block Grant National Performance Priority Areas, and the populations they serve.

Closing Date for Applications: August 19, 2016  


Thank you for your interest in the Office of Epidemiology and Research, Division of Research.  For technical assistance, please contact Division of Research Officers listed in the FOA.