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CURE Health Research Priorities

Health Research Priorities, 2001 to present (PDF)

The 2021-2022 non-formula priority has been identified as Biology of Aging. Request for Application will be found at Please return to this site for updates.

Invitation to Submit Written Commentary on Health Research Priorities

Invitation to Submit a Research Topic for the 2022-2023 Non-Formula Health Research Priority

Commonwealth Universal Research Enhancement (CURE) Program

The Pennsylvania Department of Health is inviting the public to submit written commentary to recommend health research priorities for the CURE Program for state fiscal year 2022-2023. Act 2001-77, the Tobacco Settlement Act, authorized the Pennsylvania Department of Health to establish a health research program, known as the Commonwealth Universal Research Enhancement (CURE) Program. CURE awards two types of health research grants: (1) health research formula grants, and (2) non-formula grants, which are awarded competitively in response to a Request for Application (RFA) that is issued regularly.

Please use the form Public Commentary on Health Research Priority to prepare and submit your white paper.

This form must be submitted as a PDF via email no later than June 15, 2021, to: ra-healthresearch@pa.govOnly commentary that is submitted to the ra-healthresearch mailbox by the deadline will be accepted. All commentary submitted by the deadline will be shared with the Health Research Advisory Committee who will review and recommend a topic to the Secretary of Health. The Committee will not review any proposals for specific research projects.


Please submit any questions related to public commentary submission by close of business June 1, 2021 to