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Birth defects - March of Dimes Prematurity Research Initiative 2016

The March of Dimes asks for applications requesting grant support for research projects related to causes of prematurity, specifically for projects related to cause(s) of normal labor and preterm labor. Letters of Intent must be completed by April 15, 2015. Grants are usually awarded for a three-year period.

The intent is to provide new insights into preventing preterm births; in most cases the cause (and thus potential prevention) remains elusive. Emphasis is upon proposals using technology of or encompassing contemporary technologies of genetic, molecular biology and gene-environment interactions. Especially encouraged are proposals from established investigators heretofore not involved in research on causes of preterm birth research.

The budget does not ordinarily cover the Principal Investigator’s or other faculty salary, but does provide salary support for technical help.

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