Funding for 2020 Special Interest Projects available through UI PRC

Published on January 2, 2020

The Prevention Research Centers program office at the CDC has released an additional Special Interest Project (SIPS) Competitive Supplement for 2020. It is published as RFA-DP-20-003. It is anticipated that up to 11 awards will be made and will start Sept. 30, 2020.

These funding opportunities are available only to the 25 Prevention Research Centers (PRCs) in the U.S. The PI role is not limited to PRC Directors, but can be any investigator at that institution. Anyone at UI may apply and the funds are passed through the University of Iowa Prevention Research Center for Rural Health (PRC-RH).

This RFA will provide supplemental funding to the PRCs to design, test, evaluate, disseminate, and translate effective applied public health prevention research strategies to include interventions (i.e. programs, practices, policies, or strategies) and tools developed in real-world settings to address the leading causes of illness, disability, and death in the United States. Research strategies align with public health priorities such as the Healthy People 2020 topic areas: adolescent health; aging, dementias and Alzheimer’s disease; cancer; epilepsy; immunization; and tobacco use.

If you are interested in applying for any of these SIPs or if you have any other questions, contact UI PRC-RH Center Coordinator Heidi Haines at


Letter of Intent: January 17, 2020

Proposal Due Date: February 25, 2020

Details vary across SIPs, so please read carefully.