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Commonwealth Universal Research Enhancement Program (CURE)

Act 77 Chapter 9, passed in 2001, directed the Pennsylvania Department of Health to establish a health research program known as the Commonwealth Universal Research Enhancement program (CURE). Under this program, health research grants are awarded for clinical and health services, and biomedical research. Two types of grants are funded from this program. Formula grants are non-competitive and based on an institutions’ receipt of National Institute of Health funds. Non-formula grants are competitive grants that follow the PA Department of General Services’ procurement process. All grant recipients are required to follow certain reporting, monitoring and evaluation procedures.

Please visit this site for the latest updates on research priority identification, Request for Application dates, Health Research Advisory Committee meeting schedule and other related issues.

Contact Us

Pennsylvania Department of Health
Health Research Office
Health and Welfare Building, Room 833
625 Forster Street
Harrisburg, PA 17120-0701
717-231-2825
RA-healthresearch@pa.gov