Monday, January 29, 2007

Grants Available for Evidence-Based Midwifery

The American College of Nurse-Midwives Foundation has issued a request for proposals for its 2007 Hazel Corbin/Childbirth Connection Grant for Evidence-Based Midwifery. The application deadline is April 6, 2007 for grants not to exceed $6,000. According to the announcement:

"The purpose of the Grant is to further understanding of the safety and/or effectiveness of midwifery practices for mothers and newborns.

Applicants may meet the objective of this Grant through many different types of projects. Potential projects that meet these objectives include, but are not limited to, work toward:
-identifying research priorities for building the evidence base for midwifery care
-preparing or updating a systematic review about effects of a midwifery practice
-developing and offering a systematic review training course to midwifery researchers
-carrying out a pilot study that is expected to yield data to support application for a major research grant to evaluate effects of a midwifery practice
-carrying out a descriptive study to assess the degree to which care provided by midwives is consistent with the best available research
-promoting among midwives care that is consistent with the best available research
developing and making accessible resources to help midwifery clients make decisions that are informed by the best available research."

An online form is available for applications; please see the complete announcement for eligibility guidelines and other details.


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