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Maternal Health Research Collaborative for Minority-Serving Institutions (MH-RC-MSI) Research Centers (RCs)

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Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 93.110
Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Jun 12, 2023

For programmatic or technical questions:
Evva Assing-Murray, PhD, MA and Maura Maloney, PhD, MS

For grants management or budget questions:
LaToya Ferguson
301.443.1440 contact center:
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HRSA contact center:
TTY: 877.897.9910
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This opportunity provides funding to establish a multi-institutional research network supporting minority-serving institutions to build capacity to conduct research addressing disparities in maternal mortality, morbidity, and health outcomes and to find community-based solutions to advance health equity.

Program objectives:

  • Plan and implement applied maternal health disparity research studies and develop community-based solutions
  • Demonstrate increased maternal health disparity research capacity in minority serving institutions
  • Develop manuscripts to be published in peer-reviewed scientific journals
  • Disseminate and translate research findings into practice
  • Submit at least one grant funding proposal external to HRSA's Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB) at the end of the project to sustain the work beyond the funding period

Eligible applicants public or nonprofit institutions of higher education and public or private nonprofit agencies engaged in research or in programs relating to maternal and child health and/or services for children with special healthcare needs. This includes faith-based and community-based organizations, tribes, and tribal organizations.

Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Award ceiling: Up to $461,000 in year 1 and $450,000 in years 2-5
Estimated number of awards: 16
Estimated total program funding: $7,376,000

Application process

Links to the full announcement, application instructions, and the online application process are available through

Tagged as
Health disparities · Maternal health and prenatal care · Minorities · Mortality · Networking and collaboration · Research methods and resources · Sustainability of programs

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