Internal Deadline: Contact RII.
LOI: November 1, 2023
External Deadline: By invitation only. Applicants will be informed within 6-8 weeks of the deadline date of the trustees’ decision regarding the concept paper. A small number of applicants will be invited to submit a full proposal. Those invited will receive a full set of instructions to assist in the preparation of the proposal.
Recurring Deadlines: May 1st and November 1st, annually
Award Type: Grant
Anticipated Award Amount:
The ALB Program awards a small number of grants in the range of $10,000 to $35,000, with an average grant size between $15,000 and $25,000.
Grants are awarded for one year. On rare occasions, trustees invite follow-up work to a project that has shown outstanding results or promise during its first year.
Who May Serve as PI:
Applicants must be tax exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the U.S. Internal Revenue Service Code and defined as “not a private foundation” under section 509(a) of the Code.
While projects may take place outside the U.S., only organizations based in the United States are eligible.
Process for Limited Submissions
PIs must submit their application as a Limited Submission through the Research Initiatives and Infrastructure (RII) Application Portal: https://rii.usc.edu/oor-portal/. Use the template provided here: RII Limited Submission Applicant Template
Materials to submit include:
- (1) Two-Page Proposal Summary (1” margins; single-spaced; standard font type, e.g. Arial, Helvetica, Times New Roman, or Georgia typeface; font size: 11 pt). Page limit includes references and illustrations. Pages that exceed the 2-page limit will be excluded from review. You must use the template linked above.
- (2) CV – (5 pages maximum)
Note: The portal requires information about the PIs in addition to department and contact information, including the 10-digit USC ID#, Gender, and Ethnicity. Please have this material prepared before beginning this application.
Due to the increase in restrictions for women living in places where the right to choose has been or threatens to be abolished, we are focusing our efforts on supporting organizations that value reproductive rights and help women gain access to contraception and abortions.
The Anna Lalor Burdick Program funds initiatives that bring women information and access to reproductive health care, contraception, and pregnancy termination in order to help broaden and enhance their options in life.
The Anna Lalor Burdick (ALB) Program supports programs that offer sexual and reproductive health education to women. It is interested in programs serving women who are disadvantaged by poverty, discrimination, geographic isolation, lack of comprehensive sex education, hostile public policy, or other factors leading to inadequate sexual and reproductive health.
The ALB Program is particularly interested in supporting new programs or initiatives, or innovations in successful programs. Programs at new or small organizations, including those with a grassroots base, that are capable of delivering excellent services will also be considered.
The ALB Program typically does not support general operations, ongoing programs, or existing staff positions.
- have a comprehensive approach to SRH education that includes unbiased information on all options
- include novel ideas or innovative methods of delivering information
- define clear goals and intended outcomes as well as a feasible plan to assess impact and success
- be exemplars for replication if successful
- be economically sustainable if successful
Programs that incorporate advocacy or policy change, consistent with IRS 501(c)(3) status, are of particular interest.
Programs that focus exclusively on the following are generally not considered:
- HIV/HPV/sexually transmitted disease prevention
- one-time direct supply costs (e.g. distribution of menstrual products, LARCs, or contraception)
- menstrual health or hygiene
- maternal health, infant health, or postpartum issues
- advocacy on behalf of teen parents
However, programs that incorporate these issues as part of a comprehensive strategy for enhancing women’s reproductive freedom and options will be reviewed, on a case-by-case basis.
Grants are NEVER made
- to individuals, or for individual research projects and scholarships
- for endowment or major capital support
- to crisis pregnancy centers (CPCs)
- for abstinence-only programs, or programs that fail to offer unbiased information on all options
Visit our Institutionally Limited Submission webpage for more updates and other announcements.