Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Research Centers: 2023 Special Interest Project Competitive Supplements (SIPS)

Funding Agency:
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

NOTE: This is a Forecasted Opportunity.

The CDC Prevention Research Centers (PRC) Program was established by Congress in 1984 (Public Law 98-551) to conduct research in health promotion, disease prevention, and methods of appraising health hazards and risk factors. Congress mandated that the centers be located at academic health centers capable of providing multidisciplinary faculty with expertise in public health, relationships with professionals in other relevant fields, graduate training and demonstrated curricula in disease prevention, and a capability for residency training in public health or preventive medicine. The PRCs also serve as demonstration sites for the use of new and innovative applied public health research and activities for disease prevention and health promotion.


CDC administers the PRC Program and provides leadership, technical assistance, and oversight. Funded PRCs are able to compete for SIPs, research projects sponsored by CDC, HHS, and other federal agencies, to conduct research and other activities in priority areas. Funded PRCs are encouraged to apply for SIPs that expand and strengthen their PRC's mission and increase their applied public health research activities.

The purpose of the PRC program's SIP mechanism is to support supplemental projects in health promotion and disease prevention research. A major focus of this supplemental funding program is to design, test, evaluate, translate and/or disseminate effective applied public health prevention research strategies. The SIP mechanism, created in 1993, allows the PRCs to compete for research projects sponsored by CDC organizational units and other HHS agencies. Prevention research includes applied public health research that develops and evaluates health promotion and disease prevention and control strategies that are community- and population- based. It can involve testing interventions for efficacy, effectiveness, or translational power; may focus on primary, secondary, or tertiary prevention; or may improve health and prevent disease through approaches that involve changes to individual behavior, policy or environmental structure, health systems, or socio-economic factors. Prevention research may provide initial evidence of the efficacy or effectiveness of a health promotion or prevention strategy, raise current evidence to a higher level, or provide evidence of the effectiveness of a practice-based strategy.


Estimated Post Date: Dec 16, 2022
Estimated Application Due Date: Mar 03, 2023




Medical - Clinical Science
Medical - Translational
Social Sciences

External Deadline

March 3, 2023