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RESEARCH FUNDING

Last Updated on Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Peter Joseph Pappas Research Grants

The Preeclampsia Foundation issues a call for Letters of Intent for the 2019 Peter Joseph Pappas Research Grants program designed to accelerate preeclampsia research. The ultimate goal of the grant program is to drive research that will eliminate the delivery of pre-term babies as an intervention for severe preeclampsia, HELLP syndrome, and related hypertensive disorders of pregnancy. Named for the infant son of preeclampsia survivor Lauren Pappas and her husband Clement, the program awards grants totaling up to $200,000 each year.

Investigators meeting the program’s criteria are invited to submit Letters of Intent for proposals by September 10, 2018. Letters of Intent that are of interest to The Preeclampsia Registry's scientific review committee and the Preeclampsia Foundation’s Board of Directors will then be invited to submit full applications by November 2, 2018, with award decisions rendered in December 2018.

Announcement

Guidelines for Letters of Intent

Application Instructions

Questions? Contact PJPGrants@preeclampsia.org

 

The Vision Grant Award Program

According to the World Health Organization, preeclampsia is one of the least funded areas of research, especially when considered against Disability Adjusted Life Years (DALYs). The Preeclampsia Foundation’s Vision Grant Program fund medical research pertaining to the pathophysiology, diagnosis, and treatment of hypertensive disorders of pregnancy.

The Preeclampsia Foundation, through the generous support of our donors, corporate partnerships, and community events such as The Promise Walk for Preeclampsia, has supported more than $550,000 in research since its founding in 2000. Successful projects have, in turn, garnered additional research support from major funding organizations, earned scientific merit at important meetings, and inspired young investigators to commit their life’s work to this complex field of study.

On January 31, 2018, the Preeclampsia Foundation announced at the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine’s (SMFM) 38th Annual Meeting that applications are now being accepted for its 2018 Vision Grant program. 

The Preeclampsia Foundation will award up to two medical research Vision Grants to study preeclampsia and related hypertensive disorders of pregnancy, up to $20,000 USD each. The Foundation’s Canadian affiliate, Preeclampsia Foundation Canada, will also award one Vision Grant up to $20,000 CAD, to a Canadian researcher. 

Vision Grants are intended to provide initial funding for novel, innovative research by promising young investigators that will advance progress towards detection, prevention, or treatment of preeclampsia, HELLP syndrome, and other hypertensive disorders of pregnancy. Post-doctoral, Clinical Fellows, or Early Stage Investigators only are eligible to apply. Projects with potential to alter clinical management and improve patient outcomes will receive priority, but any wellconsidered research proposal will be accepted for review. International applications are welcome; however, submissions must be in English.

The application period is closed and award notification will take place in August 2018. 

Read the entire announcement

Application Instructions

Application Checklist (contact VisionGrants@preeclampsia.org for fillable form)

Questions? Contact VisionGrants@preeclampsia.org

 

The EMPOWER Program

EMPOWER (EMpowering Progress in Obstetric and Women's hEalth Research) was established to create partnerships between mentors and single sites or groups within low- and middle-income countries to improve clinical and health services research into the hypertensive disorders of pregnancy.

Funding is available up to $60,000 USD for a two-year research project. The immediate objective will be the completion of a project designed by a local investigator and, when appropriate, the dissemination of the results of the study to change practice and improve care.

EMPOWER is a collaboration of the International Society for the Study of Hypertension in Pregnancy, the Preeclampsia Foundation, PRE-EMPT/Global Pregnancy Collaboration, and supporting organization New Zealand Action on Pre-eclampsia.

EMPOWER Program Announces 2016 Recipient

The Preeclampsia Foundation, along with its partners International Society for the Study of Hypertension in Pregnancy (ISSHP) and the PRE-EMPT/Global Pregnancy Collaboration (CoLab), announced the recipient of their EMPOWER Award for preeclampsia-related research at the opening ceremonies of the World Congress of ISSHP. Dr. Sarah Manyame, a physician-researcher with the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the University of Zimbabwe Parirenvatwa Group of Hospitals, was awarded $60,000 USD for her two-year project “Urine Biomarkers for Preeclampsia in High Risk Women.” Dr. James Roberts with the Magee-Womens Research Institute in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, will serve as Dr. Manyame’s mentor.

Please note: The application period is closed and we are not currently accepting applications.

Read the entire announcement

Questions? Contact empower@preeclampsia.org


The Preeclampsia Registry

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    The Preeclampsia Registry is a "Living Database" bringing together those affected, their family members, and researchers to advance knowledge and discover preventions and treatments for preeclampsia, HELLP syndrome, and related hypertensive disorders of pregnancy.

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