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Tuesday, November 8, 2011

New Preventing Preterm Birth Initiative

The Global Alliance to Prevent Prematurity and Stillbirth (GAPPS), an initiative of Seattle Childrens, is now accepting letters of inquiry for a new grant program, the Preventing Preterm Birth initiative (PPB).

GAPPS seeks projects that explore gestational origins, biological mechanisms and the immunological response to infection and nutritional deficiency which lead to preterm birth, especially in the developing world.

GAPPS will fund several projects for $1-2 million each to discover the biological mechanisms that lead to preterm birth. The Preventing Preterm Birth initiative was funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of the Grand Challenges in Global Health.

Details and application instructions are available at http://www.gapps.org/healthybirth. Letters of inquiry are being accepted online until 31 January, 2012.

The PPB review committee will review all letters of inquiry submitted, and selected applicants will be invited to submit a full grant proposal.

We look forward to receiving innovative ideas from scientists around the world and from all scientific disciplines. If you do not submit a letter of inquiry yourself, we hope you will forward this message to someone else who might be interested.

URL: http://www.gapps.org/healthybirth

Contact Person: GAPPS (gappsgrants@seattlechildrens.org)