Connecting the Community for Maternal Health Challenge Webinars

September 8, 15, and 22, 2022 (Noon-1 p.m.)






As part of NIH’s Implementing a Maternal health and PRegnancy Outcomes Vision for Everyone (IMPROVE) initiative, NICHD is sponsoring the Connecting the Community for Maternal Health Challenge to encourage and reward nonprofit community-based or advocacy organizations to develop research capabilities and infrastructure to pursue maternal health research projects.

The challenge offers approximately $3 million in prizes, which will be distributed across multiple phases of the competition to organizations that successfully complete the objectives and requirements of each phase. In addition to cash prizes, participating organizations will receive training and mentoring in writing research proposals and assistance in building the infrastructure required for research activities. Registration closes September 29.

Three webinars are planned to introduce the challenge sponsors at NICHD, provide general guidance on proposal submission, and share the opportunities that participation in this challenge will provide. 

Individuals who need reasonable accommodations to participate in these webinars should contact Andrew Ellis at or 201-919-1493 at least 5 days in advance.

More Information


Maurice Davis, Pregnancy and Perinatology Branch, NICHD
Phone: 301-435-6887

Please note: Views expressed during NICHD-sponsored events do not necessarily reflect the opinions or the official positions of NICHD, NIH, or HHS.
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