The March of Dimes invites applications from principal investigators for research grants relevant to its mission of helping moms have full-term pregnancies as well as supporting research on the problems that threaten the health of babies. This includes the biological processes governing differentiation and development, the genetics and genomics of these processes, clinical studies, reproductive health and environmental toxicology, and social and behavioral studies concerning cognitive and behavioral risks that affect outcomes of pregnancy, the perinatal period, and subsequent child development.
There is no set amount for a general MOD research grant, although the typical grant award is approximately $100,000 per year. Although grants are not intended to cover the principal investigator's or other faculty salaries, they can be used to provide salary support for technical help. Grants are usually awarded for a three-year period but may be for less if appropriate.
To be eligible, applicants must be a scientist with a faculty appointment or the equivalent at a university, hospital, or nonprofit research institution.
Letters of Intent must be received no later than April 30, 2017; the submission deadline for the complete application is September 15, 2017.
For program guidelines and application instructions, see the March of Dimes website.