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Funding Opportunity: California Preterm Birth Initiative

The California Preterm Birth Initiative is pleased to share our spring 2021 request for applications for innovative research proposals on preterm birth!

About the Opportunity

Twice a year, in the spring and fall, we request research proposals via the UCSF Resource Allocation Program (RAP). The spring RAP applications are due by March 1st.

What We're Looking For

We are looking for proposals focused on:

  • Reducing preterm birth rates
  • Addressing racial disparities in preterm birth and/or
  • Improving birth outcomes for preterm babies among Black, Indigenous and people of color (BIPOC)

We are particularly interested in topics prioritized by our communities in San Francisco, Oakland and Fresno.

How to Apply

See our FAQs. If you are interested in submitting a proposal and need to connect with a UCSF co-investigator or have additional questions about the application process, please contact us for assistance at

Pre-application Webinar with our Community Advisory Board
We offer applicants the opportunity to share their proposal ideas and receive feedback with an emphasis on recruitment and retention strategies, dissemination plans, community engagement and the plain language summary prior to the submission deadline.

The webinar will be held from 12:00 – 1:00 pm on Thursday, February 11, 2021. Please register here.

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