Office of Epidemiology and Research, Division of Research

Advancing Applied MCH Research


R40 FIRST and SDAR

R40 MCH Field-Initiated Innovative Research Studies (FIRST) Program (MCH FIRST Program)

The R40 Maternal and Child Health Field-Initiated Innovative Research Studies (FIRST) Program (MCH FIRST Program) grant program supports investigator-initiated applied MCH research that has the potential to improve health care services and delivery, and to promote the health and wellbeing of maternal and child populations. These grants typically:

  • Involve the collection of original data
  • Have a project period of up to 3 years
  • Provide awards of up to $300,000 per year total costs (direct + indirect) and $900,000 total costs across all 3 years (direct + indirect)

R40 MCH Secondary Data Analysis Research (SDAR) Program (MCH SDAR Program)

The R40 Maternal and Child Health Secondary Data Analysis Research (SDAR) Program (MCH SDAR Program) supports investigator-initiated applied MCH research that has the potential to improve health care services and delivery, and to promote the health and wellbeing of maternal and child populations. These grants typically:

  • Focus exclusively on secondary analyses of existing national or other large-scale datasets
  • Provide support for 1 year
  • Provide awards of up to $100,000 total costs (direct + indirect)

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