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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?
- 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.
- Investigator information (credentials, certifications, affiliations, employment, publications)
- Research question
- Background and rationale
- Research plan and timeframe
- Plan for data access
- Plan for data analysis
- References in APA format