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Dear SFP fellows and colleagues,

On behalf of the SFP board of directors, grant reviewers, and staff, I’m pleased to announce our grant awards resulting from the first request for proposals (RFP) this year. First, however, I’d like to sincerely thank our individual grant reviewers, the committee co-chairs, and Marlo Polonsky, SFP’s Grants Officer, for all of their work in helping us determine which projects to fund.

I also want to thank everyone who participated in this round by submitting concept papers or proposals. I appreciate the time investment and expertise it takes to develop a study idea and then to submit a request. This list of awardees, organized by grant type, represents those selected for funding. Congratulations to the study PIs and indeed to all the team members who will participate. I look forward to reading about your progress.

With respect to the second RFP for 2015, multi-site concept papers, I² planning grants, and community-based participatory research proposals are currently under review. We expect to announce those selected for funding in a few months.

Lastly, I’d like to express my deep gratitude to our generous donor who makes funding research grants in family planning, including contraception and abortion, possible.

Warm regards,

Susan Higginbotham signature
Susan Higginbotham, MEd
Executive Director

Society of Family Planning &
the SFP Research Fund

Susan Higginbotham, MEd, Society of Family Planning Executive Director