Prevention Research Centers Special Interest Projects NOFO

Deadline for Applications: March 4, 2024 by 11:59 PM Eastern time

This Notice of Funding Opportunity, or NOFO (RFA-DP-24-062) invites applications from CDC Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Research Centers (PRCs), selected for funding under RFA-DP-24-004, to apply for supplemental funding to conduct Special Interest Research Projects (SIPs) to inform public health practice.

Approximately $36,075,000 is available for the period of performance (9/30/2024–9/29/2029). CDC anticipates making up to 28 awards under this NOFO. Awards issued under this NOFO are contingent upon the availability of funds and receipt of a sufficient number of meritorious applications.

The purpose of this NOFO is for awarded PRCs to conduct high-quality applied health promotion and disease prevention research projects in real-world settings to identify, design, test, evaluate, disseminate, and translate interventions (i.e., programs, practices, policies, or strategies) to prevent and reduce risk for the leading causes of illness, disability, and death in the United States.

SIPs are supplemental funding awards that focus on topics of interest or gaps in knowledge or research and can also support the development of state and local public health interventions and policies. SIP topics are aligned with public health priorities, such as the Healthy People 2030 Objectives—the Health and Human Services’ national objectives for improving Americans’ health. SIPs are sponsored and primarily funded by CDC Centers, Institutes, and Offices (CIOs).

SIPs can have different structures including funding one or multiple PRCs to conduct community-based applied prevention research projects:

  • Single PRC: The SIP supports one PRC to conduct a specific research project.
  • Multiple PRCs: The SIP supports two or more PRCs to conduct different dimensions of a research project or to test strategies in different populations.
  • Thematic Research Networks: The SIP supports multiple PRCs that collaborate on research of a specific health issue.

PRCs selected for funding under RFA-DP-24-004 are encouraged to apply for SIPs that expand and strengthen their PRC’s mission and increase their applied public health research activities—to contribute to preventing and reducing risk for the leading causes of illness, disability, and death in the United States.

Eligible PRCs funded under RFA-DP-24-004:

  1. Emory University
  2. Georgia State University
  3. Harvard School of Public Heath
  4. Morehouse School of Medicine
  5. New York University School of Medicine
  6. San Diego State University
  7. University of Arizona
  8. University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
  9. University of California, San Francisco
  10. University of Iowa
  11. University of Massachusetts Medical School Worcester
  12. University of Michigan at Ann Arbor
  13. University of Minnesota
  14. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  15. University of Pennsylvania
  16. University of Pittsburgh
  17. University of Rochester
  18. University of South Carolina at Columbia
  19. University of Utah
  20. University of Wisconsin-Madison

CDC will be hosting a pre-application informational call Thursday, February 1, 2024, 1:30–3:30pm Eastern time. Register for the call.

Letters of Intent (LOIs) are due February 2, 2024. Although LOIs are optional, they are highly encouraged and should be emailed with “NOFO RFA-DP-24-062” in the subject line to Please refer to NOFO “Section IV. Application and Submission Information, 3. Letter of Intent” for information to include.

Please email any questions about this NOFO to with “NOFO RFA-DP-24-062” in the subject line. Questions must be received by February 16, 2024, 5 PM Eastern time to ensure a response by the application deadline of March 4, 2024.

Related Information
  • Opening date: December 15, 2023
  • Pre-application information call: February 1, 2024, 1:30-3:30pm Eastern time. View the call script and presentation
  • Closing date: March 4, 2024
  • The last day to submit questions regarding RFA-DP-24-062 is February 16, 2024 at 5:00 PM Eastern Time.

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