Prevention Research Center announces 2020 pilot grants

Published on January 3, 2020

The Prevention Research Center for Rural Health at the University of Iowa College of Public Health is now accepting pilot project proposals.

The primary objectives of the PRC-RH’s pilot project program are to encourage the development of new research projects that advance one or more of the following:

  • Rural or micropolitan health disparities
  • Advancing understanding of the relationships between social and structural determinants and health outcomes in rural or micropolitan areas
  • Developing and testing interventions for — or adaptation of — evidence-based interventions to rural or micropolitan populations

We are particularly interested in pilot research projects focusing on Iowa communities and that partner with community organizations or community members in the development, implementation, or evaluation of the project.

The project is open to faculty, staff, and postdoctoral fellows at the University of Iowa, Iowa State University, and the University of Northern Iowa. There will be one award this year with a maximum budget of $20,000 (direct). Please note the funding cycle is slightly different this year with the time period being from June 1, 2020, to May 31, 2021. Applications are due March 31, 2020.

Please let Heidi Haines ( know if you have any questions or would like to apply.