Center for Studies in Demography and Ecology

Accepting Applications: The Magee Prize

Posted: 5/28/2018 (Funding)

As a leader in women’s health research, MWRI has embarked on this new initiative to inspire the global agenda on reproductive biology and women’s health issues. With this, we deliver our vision of the future of women’s health and wellness to the world. As a part of this initiative, MWRI will host the Magee-Womens Research Summit, an international conference of global research scientists focused on women’s health. The event will take place on October 9-10, 2018 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.

The centerpiece of the event will be the awarding of a $1 million prize for collaborative, bold and transformative research in an area of inquiry within the reproductive sciences. The funding for the Magee Prize is provided by the generosity and forward-thinking leaders at the Richard King Mellon Foundation who, inspired by MWRI’s focus on women’s health and its impact on population health, wish to bolster discovery and innovation in this understudied area of human health. This prize emphasizes the 9 months of pregnancy and early human development, and its impact on 90+ years of health and wellness. To qualify, proposals should include a component of early human development, and/or a longitudinal, lifespan approach to any project within the reproductive sciences and women’s health. Applications are encouraged in any relevant biological discipline, from basic or translational biology to clinical and health services research. The research must be collaborative and transdisciplinary, and include one or more research groups from anywhere in the world working with an MWRI team. Novelty may be conceptual or methodological, involve new models or drugs, and ideally based on high-risk and high-reward approach. Preliminary data are encouraged but not required. The application must be distinct from projects currently pursued by the investigators, designed to lead to innovative investigations that may not fit a traditional NIH funding mechanism.

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Deadline: 06/15/2018

Location: Magee Women's Research Institute