Centers for Disease Control

CDC: Cost-Benefit of Incentive-based Smoking Cessation for Pregnant Women

Program Summary

The purpose of this FOA is to assist applicants with the preparation of an application that aligns with this announcement. The intent is to solicit proposals for a study to assess the cost-benefit of a smoking cessation intervention that targets pregnant smokers. The intent is to evaluate a high intensity and low intensity contingency management (CM) intervention on prenatal smoking cessation. The suggested approach is a three-arm randomized controlled trial to assess smoking abstinence at end of pregnancy and cost-benefit of different intensity levels of CM on prenatal smoking cessation. The 3 arms would include: 1) a high intensity CM intervention for smoking cessation during pregnancy; 2) a low intensity CM intervention for smoking cessation during pregnancy, and 3) standard of care.


Applicant institutions may submit only one application.

Award Information

The funding mechanism is a cooperative agreement.  NCCDPHP intends to fund one (1) award and intends to commit approximately $2,800,000 in total (including both direct and indirect costs) over the entire project period.

An applicant may request a project period of up to five (5) years. The estimated total funding (including both direct and indirect) is $560,000 for the first year (12 month budget period). The estimated total funding (direct and indirect) for the entire project period is $2,800,000. The project period will run from 09/30/2013 to 09/29/2018.

Internal Selection Process

The UI Office of the Vice President for Research and the Carver College of Medicine have established an internal review procedure to select the UI nominee. Applications will be reviewed according to the sponsor's selection criteria. Consideration will also be given to UI institutional strengths and strategic directions. Potential applicants must submit, using the preselection link below, the following information.

  1. A two page CV
  2. A description of the proposed project. It should have the following elements:

The above materials must be submitted no later than 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 22, 2013. The selected nominee will be asked to complete the full application package in accordance wtih the sponsor's deadline of Monday, March 4, 2013.



Proposal Due to OVPRED01/22/2013 Not open for submission deadline passed
Date Due to DSP or UIF02/25/2013
Date Due to Sponsor03/04/2013
Required LOI Due DateN/A
Non-Required LOI Due Date02/04/2013
Phone:(319) 353-3619
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