Funding Agency:
March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation

March of Dimes is committed to advancing the health of all moms and babies and that involves seeking answers through a diverse research portfolio. As such, March of Dimes is actively seeking applications for research grant funding for translational and actionable projects that lead directly to interventions or preventions.

The overall goal is to turn observations in the laboratory, clinic, and community into interventions, therapeutics, and devices that improve the health of moms and babies. In addition, the March of Dimes is committed to characterizing disparities in population-based outcomes in key research areas.

Deadline: Oct. 11, 2022

Agency Website

Areas of Interest

The proposed research should focus on one of these priority areas:

  1. Late, spontaneous pre-term birth
  2. Racial inequities as they relate to morbidity and mortality outcomes for mothers and babies.
  3. Cardiovascular health conditions developed during pregnancy or exacerbated during pregnancy.
  4. Maternal stress, its impact on pregnancy outcomes, and how to mitigate the effects.

Eligibility Requirements

March of Dimes invites submissions from health professionals, health researchers, epidemiologists and social scientists with doctoral academic degrees, and either a faculty appointment or equivalent at academic universities, hospitals and research institutions; or from those who are employees of small businesses, startup companies, non-profit organizations, or pharmaceutical companies committed to research in the area of maternal and infant health. These applications are not limited to U.S. citizens/are open to global applicants. Applicants may not hold any other current March of Dimes grants when applying.

Applicants may only submit one application, listed themselves as either a PI or Co-PI.



Amount Description

The grants are $200,000 total over two years.

Funding Type





Medical - Basic Science
Medical - Clinical Science
Medical - Translational
Social Sciences

External Deadline

October 11, 2022