Office of Epidemiology and Research, Division of Research

Advancing Applied MCH Research


Funding Opportunities

HRSA-19-071: U3D Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Measurement Research Network (MRN) Program.

The MRN is an interdisciplinary national Research Network focused on supporting, optimizing, and centralizing MCH-related health measurement research. The network will coordinate a national platform to convene, recruit, and actively engage researchers and family members to identify and fill gaps in existing MCH measures. The MRN will design, plan, and implement several multi-site health measurement research studies aimed at developing new measures or validating existing measures across different MCH priority topic areas, produce an evolving compendium of both validated and non-validated or pilot MCH measures, identify gaps in existing measures for future research purposes, and facilitate implementation and dissemination of appropriate tools and resources critical for informing research and practice for MCH populations.

Pre-Application Technical Assistance webinar presentation slides (PDF)

Frequently Asked Questions (PDF)

Closing Date for Application: January 22, 2019

Link to Download: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=307925

Link to Apply: https://apply07.grants.gov/apply/login.faces?oppId=307925&origin=vgo-apply

Click on ‘Package’ tab, then ‘Select Package’, enter email, click ‘submit’, and ‘Download Instructions’ to view the full Application and Instructions. Please contact the grants.gov help center if you have any difficulty downloading the application kit.


HRSA-19-090: Autism Secondary Data Analysis Research Program

This notice announces the opportunity to apply for funding under the R41 Autism Secondary Data Analysis Research (SDAR) Program, previously referred to as the R40 Autism Secondary Data Analysis Studies (SDAS) Program. The Autism SDAR Program supports secondary data analysis of existing publicly available and accessible national databases and/or administrative records1 to advance best practices and determine the evidence-based practices for interventions that improve the physical and behavioral health of children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and other developmental disabilities (DD), referred to as ASD/DD.

Pre-Application Technical Assistance (PDF)

Pre-Application TA Presentation Video

Closing Date for Application: January 22, 2019

Link to apply: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=307943

Click on ‘Package’ tab, then ‘Select Package’, enter email, click ‘submit’, and ‘Download Instructions’ to view the full Application and Instructions. Please contact the grants.gov help center if you have any difficulty downloading the application kit.


HRSA-18-103: UA6 Life Course Intervention Research Network (LCI-RN) Program

This grant will coordinate a national platform to support research studies and to advance knowledge in disease prevention and health promotion across the life course by supporting a national network of interdisciplinary maternal and child health (MCH) researchers who would design, plan, and implement multi-site life course intervention research studies that will contribute to the improvement of health outcomes for MCH populations, including children with special healthcare needs. Funding authorized for the LCI-RN will be used to principally coordinate applied and translational research studies in life-course that will be conducted at multiple sites under the coordination of the Network.

Closing Date for Application: Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Link to apply: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=303241

Click on ‘Package’ tab, then ‘Select Package’, enter email, click ‘submit’, and ‘Download Instructions’ to view the full Application and Instructions. Please contact the grants.gov help center if you have any difficulty downloading the application kit.


HRSA-18-071: R40 Maternal and Child Health Field-Initiated Innovative Research Studies (MCH FIRST) Program

This grant will advance the health and wellbeing of maternal and child health (MCH) populations, including children with special health care needs and the Title V Block Grant populations, through 3-year grants for innovative applied and translational intervention research studies. The MCH FIRST program will promote innovation in the field by supporting the exploration of new ideas and the development of new interventions.

Closing Date for Application: Monday, January 8, 2018

Link to apply: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=295205

Click on ‘Package’ tab, then ‘Select Package’, enter email, click ‘submit’, and ‘Download Instructions’ to view the full Application and Instructions. Please contact the grants.gov help center if you have any difficulty downloading the application kit.


HRSA-18-072: R40 Maternal and Child Health Secondary Data Analysis Research (MCH SDAR) Program

This grant will advance the health and wellbeing of maternal and child populations through applied and translational research on policy and service delivery issues through 1-year grants for secondary analyses of existing national datasets and/or administrative records. The MCH SDAR program will address emerging research topics of regional and national significance that highlight new data, knowledge, evidence, and strategies for addressing the burden of diseases.

Closing Date for Application: Monday, January 8, 2018

Link to apply: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=295206

Click on ‘Package’ tab, then ‘Select Package’, enter email, click ‘submit’, and ‘Download Instructions’ to view the full Application and Instructions. Please contact the grants.gov help center if you have any difficulty downloading the application kit.


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 NOFO.

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