NICHD Reissues Funding Call for Contraceptive Research


The Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) has reissued its U-54 funding call to support the scientific agenda of one or two contraceptive research centers.  NICHD seeks applicants that take a multi-disciplinary approach to developing or refining a male or female contraceptive; winning entrants will propose a portfolio that integrates at least two biomedical product development projects with related behavioral or translational research.

Topics of high program priority for NICHD are 1) development of a male or female contraceptive based on non-steroidal action and 2) pre-coital, on-demand contraception.

Applicants are asked to propose four-year budgets with annual direct costs not exceeding $1.3 million. Electronic submission of applications is due by 5:00 PM, January 9, 2018.

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  • Dr Gajanan Bhat says:

    I am a researcher from India. We have studied a novel on demand, non hormonal oral contraceptive for male in a pilot study with 100% efficacy. Now, we want to do a multi centre trial if the said contraceptive, hence in need of funding. Can I apply for funding now?

    1. Joanne Kochuk says:

      My understanding is that this first round of funding has just been granted. Reach out to the Male Contraception Initiative directly to share your research idea and request future funding consideration.

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