Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Research Centers

Funding Agency:
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

This Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) will provide funding to academic research centers to participate in the network of Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Research Centers (PRC Network) to:

  • Establish and maintain a multi-disciplinary prevention research center (Center) that conducts high-quality applied health promotion and disease prevention research; 
  • Conduct one (1) applied public health prevention research project (Core Research Project) using a community engagement approach to address a major cause of disease, disability, injury, or death in a population experiencing health disparities;
  • Disseminate research findings to community, practice, and academic audiences;
  • Translate evidence-based interventions for sustainability and widespread scale-up; and
  • Serve as a resource, as part of the PRC Network, for developing, implementing, evaluating, disseminating, and translating evidence-based public health interventions at local, state, tribal, or national levels

Only one application per institution (normally identified by having a unique DUNS number) is allowed


  • Duke Internal Deadline: May 15, 2018
  • Letter of Intent Deadline Date: May 25, 2018
  • Application Deadline Date: June 25, 2018

If the internal deadline has passed and you are interested in this opportunity, please email Anastasia Maddox at to find out if it is still open.

Agency Website

Eligibility Requirements

In accordance with Section 1706 of the Public Health Services Act, as amended, 42 U.S.C. 300u-5, academic health centers, as defined in 42 U.S.C 300u-5(d) and Section 799B, as amended 42 U.S.C. 295p, are eligible to apply for funding under this NOFO: 1. Accredited schools of public health. Eligible schools of public health must be accredited by the Council on Education in Public Health (CEPH). Accreditation is defined by Section 799B (1) (E) of the PHS Act. 2. Accredited schools of osteopathy and accredited schools of medicine that offer an accredited Preventive Medicine Residency program, or are in the process of obtaining accreditation for a preventive medicine residency program. Eligible schools of osteopathy and medicine must be accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).  Applicants in the process of obtaining accreditation from ACGME for a preventive medicine residency must include a copy of Section A. Accreditation Information and Section B. Participating Sites of the Preventive Medicine New Application Program Information Form in their application. Accreditation must be granted by the award date, estimated to be September 30, 2019.



Funding Type





Curriculum Development
Medical - Basic Science
Medical - Clinical Science
Medical - Translational
Social Sciences

Internal Nomination

Owing to the sponsor's restriction on the number of applications that may be submitted from Duke, anyone wishing to pursue nomination should submit the following materials as one PDF.

* A letter of support from dean or chair - 1 to 1.5 pages
* Project summary - 2 to 4 pages
* CV or Biosketch of project leader

Please submit internal materials through My Research Proposal. (Code ILN)

Instructions for setting up your account and uploading internal applications can be found here: Instructions_FINAL.pdf

Internal Deadline

May 15, 2018

External Deadline

June 25, 2018