Apply Now: CFAR Supplements for "Ending the HIV Epidemic: A Plan for America"

March 10, 2019
Ending the HIV Epidemic

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New CFAR NIH Administrative Supplement Opportunity

This FY19 supplement opportunity is for eligible NIH Centers for AIDS Research (CFARs) and NIMH HIV/AIDS Research Centers (ARCs) to support planning activities at existing NIH HIV/AIDS centers to address the “Ending the HIV Epidemic: A Plan for America” (EtHE) initiative. 

The goal of the supplements is to support implementation science research that addresses at least one of the key pillars of the EtHE initiative: Diagnose, Treat, Protect, and Respond. Specifically, the NIH will support CFAR/ARC investigators to collaborate with local partners and HHS agencies. It is expected that by the end of the planning project the team of CFAR/ARC investigators and local partners will have identified and designed a targeted implementation science research project that will support the local ending the HIV epidemic plans. These planning projects may include feasibility studies, especially if collaborations have already been established and are ongoing, with the possibility that successful projects would lead into expanded implementation science studies next year. (Basic science and clinical research other than implementation science are not eligible for this supplement.)

*Read a list of current learning needs of MDPH that may stimulate CFAR proposals for EtHE supplemental submissions.

Applications must align with the NIH HIV/AIDS research priorities (NOT-OD-15-137) and the EtHE initiative. All faculty, including early and later stage investigators are eligible to be the supplement PI. The integration of early stage faculty and fellows with other CFAR/ARC investigators and local partners is encouraged to advance these planning projects within the context of a team building approach.

-Internal Competition-

1) Interested investigators must submit a 1-page single-spaced outline

2) Outlines will be reviewed by the HU CFAR Developmental Core Review Committee and must include:

  • Application title
  • List of lead investigators and institutions
  • Pillar of the EtHE initiative that the science will address
  • Aim(s)/Objective(s)
  • Brief summary of rationale and approach

3) Three outlines will be selected to move forward for full submission to the NIH

Please submit your outline by 12 noon on Monday, March 18, 2019. Final decision as to which outlines will be selected to move forward will be made the following week.

Contact Amanda Gorey amanda_gorey@harvard.edu or Mark Ingaciolamark_ingaciola@harvard.edu with any questions.

VIEW the Full Supplement Application Instructions

The key aspects of this funding opportunity are: 

  • Applications may be submitted for up to one year with maximum funding per application of up to $100,000 Direct Costs
  • Three total applications are permitted per CFAR/ARC
  • Applications must include local partners as described in the announcement
  • Projects must address one or more of the four key pillars: Diagnose, Treat, Protect, and Respond
  • Projects that are a continuation of previously funded CFAR/ARC supplements or funded NIH applications that do not address new specific aims are not eligible for funding under this announcement
  • The deadline for applications to be received by NIAID is May 08, 2019
  • The earliest anticipated start date is July 08, 2019 but may be delayed due to administrative issues