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Applying for grants

The SFP Research Fund has two funding opportunities in 2018, described below. The application periods for both the Emerging Scholars in Family Planning grants and concept notes for the Generating Evidence that Contributes to Increasing Access to Medication Abortion in the United States grants are now closed. See descriptions of the grants and key dates below.

  1. Emerging Scholars in Family Planning
    • Aim: Support and diversify the pipeline of family planning scholars and provide more opportunities for integrating emerging scholars into the family planning community
    • Budget: $7,500 maximum award
    • Additional benefits: Supported attendance at the 2018 North American Forum on Family Planning, support to publish one open-access publication, covered SFP membership dues for 2018, and facilitated effort to match scholars lacking internal institutional or mentor support with an external mentor
    • Key dates:
      February 13: RFP posted and proposal submission opens
      April 16: Proposal submission closes
      Mid-June: Funding decisions to be announced
    • Application links:
      Download RFP
  2. Generating Evidence that Contributes to Increasing Access to Medication Abortion in the United States
    • Aim: Increase access to medication abortion across the United States through impactful, innovative, and forward-looking research
    • Budget: No predetermined limit; should consist of the expenses and resources needed to conduct the research project
    • Key dates:
      February 27: RFP posted and concept note submission opens
      April 10: Concept note submission closes
      June 8: Applicants notified of decision
      August 3: Full proposal submission closes
      September 4: Funding decisions to be announced
    • Application links:
      Download RFP


We do not currently have plans to release any other funding opportunities in 2018.

Questions? Contact Grants Officer Marlo Polonsky.