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 National Children's Study Announces Request for Proposals for New Study Centers (March 2008)

The National Children’s Study today announces another major step toward the Study's full implementation with the issuing of a new Request for Proposals (RFP) for additional Study Centers. The Study plans to establish another wave of new Study locations and Centers across the country. Fifty-eight previously identified Study locations that have not been included in past awards are included in this solicitation.
The Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (the Study’s home Institute at NIH) has issued this RFP to solicit proposals by interested organizations to serve as Study Centers. To view the RFP, please visit
A Pre-Proposal Webcast/Teleconference will be held April 2, 2008 from 1-4 p.m. Information on joining the Webcast can be found in the RFP. The due date for submission of proposals in response to the RFP is May 2, 2008. Organizations currently serving as Vanguard Centers or Study Centers are eligible to compete for additional Study locations.
Visit for a map and list of the Study's 105 previously designated Study locations. For more information on the Study, please visit, or e-mail
Press inquiries should be directed to the NICHD Public Information and Communications Branch at 301-496-5133. Inquiries about the RFP must be submitted in writing to: Mr. Fred Ettehadieh, Contracting Officer, at or by mail to the Office of Acquisitions, NIDDK, NICHD Branch, Executive Building, Suite 7A-07, 6100 Executive Boulevard, MSC 7510, Bethesda, MD, 20892-7910.