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Lamaze International Research Grants for Evidence-Based Childbirth Education

Lamaze International is committed to supporting research on the impact and value of evidence-based childbirth education on birth outcomes, patient satisfaction, and/or cost of care. Up to two research grants will be awarded ranging between $2,000 to $5,000.

Sample Topics (examples of topics, but not limited to):

  • How can we draw a causal link between childbirth education and improved outcomes?
  • Can childbirth education improve birth and breast/chestfeeding outcomes?
  • Does childbirth education improve a person’s birthing confidence?
  • Can childbirth education result in cost-savings?
  • Does childbirth education help people complete early labor at home?
  • Do low-income families have access to childbirth education?
  • What do parents say about childbirth education classes after the class and after the baby is born?
  • Does childbirth education influence health self-efficacy?
  • How does childbirth education influence shared decision-making?
  • What role do complementary therapies play in the effectiveness of childbirth education?
  • What is the effect of teaching evidence-based healthy birth practices?

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Graduate and doctoral students in maternal/child nursing or public health and hospital nurses are eligible to apply.
  • Principal Investigators of a federally funded research grant are ineligible to apply.

Grant Application Due Date: February 15, 2019

Grant Award Date: April 12, 2019 (Lamaze International Annual Membership Meeting)

Application Process: Use this link to access the online application form. Each applicant may only submit one application.

  1. Investigator information (credentials, certifications, affiliations, employment, publications)
  2. Research question
  3. Background and rationale
  4. Research plan and timeframe
  5. Plan for data access
  6. Plan for data analysis
  7. References in APA format
  8. Recommendation