Re-Competition of Global Network for Women’s and Children’s Health Research (UG1)

Funding Agency:
National Institutes of Health

This funding opportunity announcement (FOA) invites applications from U.S. institutions to support Research Units (RUs) within the Global Network for Women’s and Children’s Health Research at NICHD.  RUs will consist of U.S.-based research centers applying in partnership with research centers in low income countries as defined by the World Bank.  The RUs within the Global Network will participate in addressing the major causes of maternal, neonatal, infant, and early childhood morbidity and mortality through the conduct of clinical research.  The grantees will become part of a cooperative network in scientific partnership with the NIH to conduct multi-enter observational studies and randomized clinical trials evaluating disease process, health and wellness outcomes, and results from interventions in resource-poor settings.      


  •  Letters of Intent Due Date(s): 30 days before the application due date
  • Application Due Date(s): November 27, 2017

RFA-HD-18-009 Expiration Date: November 28, 2017

Agency Website

Eligibility Requirements

The PD/PI must be a physician (MD).  If the application is multi-PI, at least one of the PD(s)/PI(s) must be a physician (MD).   Senior Collaborators (SCs) and the Senior Foreign Investigator may be physicians (MDs) or PhDs.  The PD/PI/SCs and SFI should have clinical expertise in obstetrics, pediatrics, family medicine, neonatology, or infectious disease/immunology.  

Amount Description

Applications for the RUs may request a budget for direct costs of up to $155,000 per year for RU base costs and $410,000 direct costs under Other Expenses as restricted funds, to be used for multiple protocols including a maternal neonatal health registry. Application budgets need to reflect actual needs of the proposed budget.  

Each RU applicant may request a project period of up to five years. 

Funding Type





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

External Deadline

November 27, 2017