University of Southern California


RFA-MD-20-008: Addressing Racial Disparities in Maternal Mortality and Morbidity (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)

Slots:                                        1

Internal Deadline:       First come, first served.

LOI:                                          April 29, 2020

External Deadline:                     May 29, 2020

Award Information:                   Type: Grant

Estimated Number of Awards: N/A

Anticipated Amount: The following NIH components intend to commit the following direct costs in FY 2020:

Submission Process: To apply to any of the limited submissions, PIs must submit their application as a Limited Submission through the Office of Research Application Portal:

Materials to submit include:


Who May Serve as PI:                    Any individual(s) with the skills, knowledge, and resources necessary to carry out the proposed research as the Program Director(s)/Principal Investigator(s) (PD(s)/PI(s)) is invited to work with his/her organization to develop an application for support. Individuals from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups as well as individuals with disabilities are always encouraged to apply for NIH support.

Purpose:                                   This initiative will support multidisciplinary research examining mechanisms underlying racial and ethnic disparities in maternal mortality and morbidity, testing the efficacy and/or effectiveness of multi-level interventions, and/or research strategies to optimally and sustainably deliver proven-effective prevention and treatment interventions to reduce these disparities.

Research projects can focus on any point across the continuum of care, from preconception care to postpartum care up to 1 year after labor or delivery. Research projects are expected to provide a theoretical framework that addresses the intersection of domains of influence (biological, behavioral, physical, sociocultural, psychosocial, and health care system) and levels of influence (individual, interpersonal, community, and societal).

Visit our Institutionally Limited Submission webpage for more updates and other announcements.