Studies to Reduce Smoking Rates During and After Pregnancy

Posted on August 15, 2003

[posted from RFP Bulletin]

Proposals Invited for Studies to Reduce Smoking Rates During and After Pregnancy

Deadline: Various

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation ( provide up to $3 million over a two-year period to support Phase III of Smoke-Free Families: Innovations to Stop Smoking During and Beyond Pregnancy.

Under this call, RWJF invites researchers to propose studies that will increase knowledge about the behaviors associated with cigarette smoking and will develop smoking cessation interventions to reduce smoking rates among women before, during, and after pregnancy. The ultimate goal is to increase the number of women who quit smoking and remain smoke-free, thus improving their own health, the health of their children, and the health of other family members. Of special interest are studies that test innovative interventions to help parents of young children quit smoking, to substantially reduce the amount they smoke, and to avoid exposing young children to secondhand smoke.

Preference may be given to those applicants who are either public entities or nonprofit organizations that are tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Private organizations are eligible to apply, as are public-private partnerships such as those between community-based clinics, health plans, and university- based researchers. Potential sites for these grants include prenatal clinics, private offices, hospital clinics, group practices, health plans, health departments, home visiting programs, family resource centers, WIC sites, and other healthcare or research settings.

Up to five two-year New Investigator Dissertation Awards will be funded at approximately $50,000 each; up to five two-year Observational Studies(generating hypotheses) will be funded at approximately $200,000 each; and up to seven two-year Pilot Studies (studies demonstrating feasibility of an intervention) will be funded at $250,000 each.

Applications will be accepted for Pilot and Observational Studies through August 26, 2003.

Applications for New Investigator Dissertation Awards will be accepted through October 7, 2003.

See the RWJF Web site for funding guidelines and application procedures. An FAQ section is also available on the Smoke-Free Families Web site(

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