Funding for Special Interest Projects available through UI PRC

Published on January 2, 2018

The Prevention Research Centers program office at the CDC has released its list of 2018 Special Interest Projects (SIPS). It is published as RFA-DP-18-002. It is anticipated that up to 5 awards will be made and will start September 30, 2018. These funding opportunities are available only to the 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 – so, anyone at the University of Iowa may apply and the funds are passed through the UI PRC.

This RFA will provide supplemental funding to Prevention Research Centers to design, test, and disseminate effective applied public health prevention research strategies to include behavioral interventions, environmental or system-wide solutions, and strategies that address major causes of disease and disability. Research strategies align with public health priorities such as the Healthy People 2020 topic areas: Epilepsy; Cancer; and Oral Health.

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

Letter of Intent:  Due January 22, 2018

Proposal Due date: March 1, 2018

Details vary across SIPS, so please read carefully.