ACOG offers a research award in the area of women’s health policy and also posts information on available awards outside our organization.

Warren H. Pearse Women’s Health Policy Award

Purpose: To explore an aspect of health care policy.

Description/Criteria: This research award will provide $10,000 to support research which explores an aspect of health care policy that assists, defines, or restricts the ability of a physician to deliver health care to women in the general population, or in a specific area. Application deadline: December 15.

To apply:

Each application must include the following:

  • Application cover sheet
  • Research Proposal (max. 8 pages).  No specific format required.
  • One-page budget
  • CV
  • Letter of support from the applicant’s program director, departmental chair, or laboratory director

Email submissions as PDFs to Marcella Labellarte at

Please note

  • All applicants must be Junior Fellows or Fellows of the College at the time of application.  

  • Grants are made for one calendar year – from July 1 through June 30. A 6-month progress report will be due in January. No more than one (1), no-cost extension may be granted.

  • Grants are not intended to supplement physician stipends; all funds are to be directed to research costs. No amount of funding may be used for travel/food costs or computers and no additional overhead will be paid.

  • A final written report, as well as final expenditure reconciliation is required by September 1 after the grant concludes.

  • Any paper developed as a result of this award shall first be submitted to Obstetrics & Gynecology for consideration for publication. In addition, recognition shall be given to the award’s support of this research.

2017 Winner: 
Evaluating the Implementation of Pharmacist-prescribed Hormonal Contraceptives Under California Senate Bill 493
Priya Batra, MD, MS, School of Medicine at the University of California, Riverside

Access the complete list of past winners.

ACOG Contact: Marcella Labellarte at


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