Child and Maternal Health Pilot Grant (CMH-Pilot)

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One-year pilot grant awards to mentored and junior investigators to provide initial support for proof of concept projects focused on children of all ages as well as pregnant women and mothers of newborn and young infants. The projects should address translational science roadblocks and  ultimately improve child and maternal health.

The program is intended to fund early-stage, preparatory or feasibility studies to overcome roadblocks in the translational process. This will apply to the variety of new disease pathways, technologies, protocols or participant recruitments strategies (to name a few) as stepping-stones toward a full and hypothesis-testing investigation. 

RFA issued in November, applications due in January, selection in May.


CMH-Pilot Award Categories

Mentored - $40,000

Junior - $40,000

Request for Applications (RFA)

The RFA describes eligibility, award categories, and application requirements. Please check back in November 2023 for the next cycle.

Information & Resources

2024 Key Dates

RFA Posted
November 1, 2023

Intent to Apply Due
December 4, 2023 at 5:00 pm MT

Informational Call #1

Informational Call #2

Application Deadline
January 15, 2024, 5:00 pm MT

Scientific Merit Review

Start of Award
September 1, 2024

Award Expiration Date
August 31, 2025

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