CDC Special Interest Project funding opportunity

Published on January 24, 2023

The Prevention Research Centers (PRC) program office at the CDC has released its list of 2023 Special Interest Projects (SIPs). It is published as RFA-DP-23-004. It is anticipated that up to three awards will be made and will start Sept. 30, 2023. These funding opportunities are available only to the Prevention Research Centers in the U.S. The PI role is not limited to PRC directors but can be any investigator at that institution-therefore, anyone at the UI may apply and the funds are passed through the University of Iowa Prevention Research Center for Rural Health (PRC-RH).

This Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) will provide funding to conduct a Special Interest Project (SIP) to design, test, evaluate, disseminate, and translate effective applied public health prevention research on interventions (i.e., programs, practices, policies, or strategies) and tools developed in real-world settings to address the leading causes of illness, disabilities, and death in the United States. The research project announced in this NOFO align with public health priorities associated with Healthy People 2030 topic area: Vaccination and Infectious Disease, SIP 23-001: Effective Community Conversations for Influenza and COVID-19 Vaccine Uptake. This SIP seeks to obtain unique, in-depth insights on what makes community-level vaccine conversations effective. These insights can be used to help federal, state, and local entities develop effective programs for future community-level vaccine messengers, with the aim of increasing adult vaccination uptake.

Please let Heidi Haines (, Center Coordinator of the PRC-RH, know if you are interested in applying for any of these SIPs, or you have any questions.

Letter of Intent (This letter is non-binding. It is not required): February 3, 2023

Proposal Due Date: March 3, 2023