The WIPS cycle 1 deadlines have passed. The next WIPs cycle
will be announced in late spring 2014.
for other funding opportunities available from CDC.
American Association of Colleges of Nursing
Association for Prevention Teaching and Research
of American Medical Colleges
Malika Fair, M.D., M.P.H., FACEP
Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health
M. Plepys, M.S.
This site is sponsored by
the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN), the Association for Prevention
Teaching and Research (APTR), the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC),
and the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health (ASPPH), four of
the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC)
academic partnering organizations. The following pages describe funding opportunities
from CDC that are available to members of the sponsoring associations.
The AACN, APTR, AAMC, and ASPPH each have cooperative agreements
with CDC that support extramural projects, known as Workforce Improvement Projects
(WIPs). Individuals are eligible to participate in the cooperative agreement funding
cycle through the appropriate association.
Academic Sponsoring Associations
following information will assist you in determining the appropriate association
through which to apply:
Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN)
The American Association
of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) is the national voice for baccalaureate and graduate
nursing education. AACN's educational, research, federal advocacy, data collection,
publications, and special programs work to establish quality standards for nursing
education; assist deans and directors to implement those standards; influence
the nursing profession to improve health care; and promote public support for
professional nursing education, research, and practice. AACN represents more than
700 member schools of nursing at public and private universities and senior colleges
nationwide. These schools offer a mix of baccalaureate, graduate, and post-graduate
programs. AACN is affiliated with the Commission of Collegiate Nursing Education,
the nation's premiere accrediting body for baccalaureate and higher degree nursing
Prevention Teaching and Research (APTR)
Established in 1942, the Association
for Prevention Teaching and Research (APTR) is the professional organization for
individuals and institutions who advance the education of physicians and other
health professionals in prevention and population health. APTR represents over
150 institutional members and their faculty, including graduate public health
programs, medical school departments of preventive and community medicine, medical
school departments with a population health focus, health professions schools,
and various health agencies. APTR individual members are undergraduate and graduate
public health faculty, researchers, practitioners, administrators, residents and
students from across the health professions. Through the APTR Council of Graduate
Programs in Public Health, APTR is the organizing body for the accredited and
emerging graduate public health programs in the U.S. APTR develops curricular
resources, professional development programs, and tools for its diverse membership.
We bring together individuals and institutions devoted to health promotion and
disease prevention to redefine how we educate the health professions workforce.
of American Medical Colleges (AAMC)
Founded in 1876 and based in Washington,
D.C., the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) is a not-for-profit
association representing all 141 accredited U.S. and 17 accredited Canadian medical
schools; nearly 400 major teaching hospitals and health systems, including 51
Department of Veterans Affairs medical centers; and 90 academic and scientific
societies. Through these institutions and organizations, the AAMC represents 128,000
faculty members, 75,000 medical students, and 110,000 resident physicians. To
receive funding through the AAMC-CDC cooperative agreement, the Principal Investigator
must be on staff at one of the accredited medical schools, teaching hospitals
or societies that the AAMC represents.
of Schools and Programs of Public Health (ASPPH)
The Association of
Schools and Programs of Public Health (ASPPH) is the only national organization
representing the deans, faculty, and students of 50 Council on Education for Public
Health (CEPH) accredited universities and the eight universities currently seeking
CEPH accreditation as schools of public health. These schools have over 12,000
teaching and research faculty and educate more than 28,000 students annually from
every state in the U.S. and most countries throughout the world. The schools graduate
approximately 9,700 professionals each year. To receive funding through the ASPPH-CDC
cooperative agreement, the Principal Investigator must be a fully appointed faculty
at one of the CEPH accredited schools of public health that ASPPH represents.