The CDC has announced new funding opportunities for an epidemiologic study of epilepsy and for epilepsy self-management intervention research. The specific opportunities are entitled "SIP 10-039: Epidemiologic Follow-up Study of Newly Diagnosed Epilepsy." This is included within the general RFA, "DP09-00102SUPP10: Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Research Centers: Special Interest Project Competitive Supplements (SIPS) (U48)," attached. This RFA and SIP is very similar to that announced last year. Note that the deadline for applications this year is very short: March 20.

DP09-00102SUPP10: Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Research Centers: Special Interest Project Competitive Supplements (SIPS) (U48) (PDF - 673Kb)

Please note also that only institutions designated as CDC Prevention Research Centers (PRCs, see http://www.cdc.gov/prc/) are eligible for direct funding under this announcement. Despite this limitation, however, it may be possible for other institutions to participate through collaborations with designated PRCs. (In prior years, a funding mechanism through the Association of American Medical Colleges, the Association of Schools of Public Health, and the Association for Prevention Teaching and Research enabled more institutions to be eligible. However, this mechanism was not available this year, as a new contract was not negotiated between these associations and CDC at a time required for an early 2010 funding opportunity announcement.)

More information about Internet access to this RFP, the application forms, and and the application process is contained in the message below and at the website www.grants.gov. CDC's rules for competetive applications don't permit me to directly and individually answer any of your questions about the content and intent of the announcement; but if you do have questions, there is a process through the website for you to submit these, so that any answers and clarifications are available for all potential applicants to see.

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02/2010