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Extramural Research – Women’s Health

From the FDA Office of Women's Health

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On this page: Areas of interest | BAA funding | CERSIs | Related links 

OWH-funded extramural research 

OWH supports scientific research to advance the science of women’s health in the form of grants, cooperative agreements, or contracts.

Areas of interest

The Women’s Health Research Roadmap provides a framework for continuing to integrate women’s health science into all of FDA’s research activities, including information about priority areas for OWH-funded research. 

BAA funding

Extramural research at FDA is primarily funded through a Broad Agency Announcement (BAA). The FDA BAA is open to all responsible sources, and small businesses are strongly encouraged to respond. Offerors may include single entities or teams from private sector organizations, Federally Funded Research and Development Centers (FFRDCs), and/or academic institutions. 

More information about FDA’s Office of Women’s Health areas of interest can be found in the FY24 BAA PDF (832.39 KB), including:

Charge I: Modernize development and evaluation of FDA-regulated products

Charge II: Strengthen post-market surveillance and labeling of regulated products

Charge III: Invigorate public health preparedness and response of the FDA, patients, and consumers

Additional information about this solicitation is available at:


FDA Centers of Excellence in Regulatory Science and Innovation (CERSIs) are collaborations between FDA and academic institutions to advance regulatory science through innovative research, training, and scientific exchanges. OWH works with various CERSIs to fund research projects. 

Current OWH-funded CERSI projects

Learn more 

If you have questions about OWH extramural research, please contact FDA Office of Women's Health at fda-owh@fda.hhs.gov

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