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Last Updated on June 30, 2021


Peter Joseph Pappas Research Grant Program

JUNE 2021 - The 2022 Peter Joseph Pappas Research Grant application cycle is currently open. The ultimate goal of this grant program is to drive research that will eliminate the delivery of pre-term babies as an intervention for severe preeclampsia, HELLP syndrome, and related hypertensive disorders of pregnancy. Named for the infant son of preeclampsia survivor Lauren Pappas and her husband Clement, the program seeks to award multiple grants totaling up to $200,000 each year.

Read more about the Peter Joseph Pappas Research Grant Program.

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The Vision Grant Award Program

JUNE 2021 - Preeclampsia Foundation Canada announced that applications are now being accepted for its 2021 Vision Grant program, including a new award designated specifically for HELLP syndrome research.

2021 General Application Instructions         2021 Application Cover

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The EMPOWER Program

EMPOWER (EMpowering Progress in Obstetric and Women's hEalth Research) was established to create partnerships between mentors and single sites or groups within low- and middle-income countries to improve clinical and health services research into the hypertensive disorders of pregnancy.

When available, funding is for a two-year research project. The immediate objective is the completion of a project designed by a local investigator and, when appropriate, the dissemination of the results of the study to change practice and improve care.

EMPOWER is a collaboration of the International Society for the Study of Hypertension in Pregnancy, the Preeclampsia Foundation, PRE-EMPT/Global Pregnancy Collaboration, and supporting organization New Zealand Action on Pre-eclampsia.

Please note: The EMPOWER program is currently on hold and no applications are being accepted at this time.


EMPOWER Program Announces 2016 Recipient

The Preeclampsia Foundation, along with its partners International Society for the Study of Hypertension in Pregnancy (ISSHP) and the PRE-EMPT/Global Pregnancy Collaboration (CoLab), announced the recipient of their EMPOWER Award for preeclampsia-related research at the opening ceremonies of the World Congress of ISSHP. Dr. Sarah Manyame, a physician-researcher with the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the University of Zimbabwe Parirenvatwa Group of Hospitals, was awarded $60,000 USD for her two-year project “Urine Biomarkers for Preeclampsia in High Risk Women.” Dr. James Roberts with the Magee-Womens Research Institute in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, will serve as Dr. Manyame’s mentor.

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More Information

  • Read final reports from our funded investigators, as well as the published results of our research, here.
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