Rapid-Cycle Survey Collaborative for Patient and Provider Input on Immunization Issues

Funding Agency:
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The purpose of this Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) is to support a mechanism to obtain timely input from nationally representative samples of (a) healthcare providers, and (b) the public, on critical immunization issues of importance. The objectives of this research are (1) for each year of the project, to conduct multiple surveys of providers and the public to collect immunization-related data using scientifically sound methods with adequate response rates that produce generalizable results, and (2) to disseminate those results broadly to assist in (a) informing recommendations for new vaccines, (b) developing strategies to improve immunization coverage, and (c) instituting contingency plans to address urgent problems (e.g., vaccine supply shortages). Surveyed providers should include pediatricians, family physicians, obstetrician/gynecologists, general internists, or some combination of these physician specialties. Surveyed members of the public should be ≥18 years old and should include subpopulations of special interest for consideration of immunization-related issues such as pregnant women, parents of children aged 0 to 5 years, and persons with chronic medical conditions.

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


  • Duke Internal: Nov. 15, 2019
  • Letter of Intent: Jan. 6, 2020
  • Application: Feb. 25, 2020

Agency Website

Amount Description

The estimated total funding (including direct and indirect costs) for the first year (12-month budget period) will be $500,000 with an individual award ranging from $400,000 to $500,000 for the first year. The estimated total funding (including direct and indirect costs) for the entire project period will be $2,500,000. The project period is anticipated to run from 09/01/2020 to 8/31/2025.

Funding Type





Medical - Clinical Science
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.

  • LOI with the following information:

    • Name of the applicant institution
    • Descriptive title of proposed research
    • Name, address, and telephone number of the PD(s)/PI(s)
    • Names of other key personnel
    • Participating institutions
    • Number and title of this Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO)
  • Specific Aims (1 page)

Please submit internal materials through My Research Proposal. (Code ILN)  http://www.grantinterface.com/sl/R1YnbD

Instructions for creating an account (if needed) and submitting your materials: https://www.ctsi.duke.edu/myresearchproposal

Internal Deadline

November 15, 2019

External Deadline

February 25, 2020