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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: Applications for the 2019 Research Grant program are now closed.

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