Deadline: December 3, 2012
The Burroughs Wellcome Fund‘s Preterm Birth Initiative was created to increase the understanding of the biological mechanisms underlying parturition and spontaneous preterm birth.
Proposals should address the biomedical causes and mechanisms underlying (preterm) parturition including but not limited to peri-implantational events, placentation, fetal determinants, fetal-maternal immune responses, biological basis for racial-ethnic disparities, mechanisms relating preterm birth to other adverse pregnancy outcomes, biology of normal labor, etc. Proposals seeking to identify biomarkers predicting preterm birth are welcome.
Proposals must have an interdisciplinary approach. One member of the team must have training and expertise outside the traditional areas of reproductive science. Proposals that cross institutional boundaries (partnerships between multiple universities or collaborations within larger universities) are encouraged.