Funding for undergrad research on male contraception

Linda Brent, PhD

Executive Director, Parsemus Foundation

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The Male Contraceptive Initiative Youth Advisory Board is offering a grant to undergraduate students for research on male contraception. Undergraduate students anywhere in the world may apply. The application deadline is October 31, 2022.

According to the grant announcement, projects must be small-scale research or advocacy projects applicable to the understanding or development of new, nonhormonal, reversible male contraceptives. Projects must be conducted over the 2022-2023 academic year. Successful applicants will receive $500-1000 in funding, mentorship from MCI, and may be invited to the YAB volunteer committee.

Male Contraceptive Initiative logoProjects may include, but are not limited to:

  • advocating for expanded methods of contraception
  • developing and conducting policy advocacy
  • qualitative or quantitative research on perceptions of/need for/interest in male
  • bench science, biomedical science, or computational research conducted in a lab that is developing male contraceptive targets

The Parsemus Foundation is a proud contributor to the Youth Advisory Board grant program, which started in 2021.

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