April 1, 2013
The deadline for this cycle of Workforce Improvement Projects (WIPs)
funding opportunities has passed. Results of the application review
will be provided to applicants in August 2013.
A second cycle of WIPs funding opportunities is expected in late
June/early July 2013. Please check back at that time.
for other funding opportunities available from CDC.
Member Association Contacts
American Association of Colleges of Nursing
Mary Paterson, Ph.D., M.S.N.
Association for Prevention Teaching and Research
Vera Cardinale, M.P.H.
Association of American Medical Colleges
Malika Fair, M.D., M.P.H., FACEP
Association of Schools of Public Health
Christine 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 of Public Health (ASPH), 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
The AACN, APTR, AAMC, and ASPH each have a cooperative agreement (CA)
with CDC that supports 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
The following information will assist you in determining the appropriate
association through which to apply:
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 programs.
Association for 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.
Association 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.
Association of Schools
of Public Health (ASPH)
The Association of Schools of Public Health (ASPH) 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 ASPH-CDC
cooperative agreement, the Principal Investigator must be a fully appointed
faculty at one of the CEPH accredited schools of public health that ASPH