Inter-CFAR Research

Inter-CFAR News

-Call for Abstracts: 2015 National HIV Prevention Conference Due 4/6/15 (Posted 2/12/15)

The 2015 National HIV Prevention Conference (NHPC), to be held on December 6-9, 2015, in Atlanta, GA, is now accepting abstract submissions.  The deadline for abstract submission is April 6, 2015. Oral, panel, poster and roundtable presentation abstracts will be considered.  To learn more about abstract formats, submission guidelines, and conference tracks, please visit the 2015 NHPC conference website.

-Inter-CFAR Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) Working Group  CROI Breakfast Specific Aims Workshop for Early Career Investigators (Posted 12/17/14)

What: Early career SSA investigators will present a one-page specific aims page and receive immediate feedback from senior investigators and colleagues. Short didactic research lecture will be given. Breakfast will be served.

Who:  Early career Sub-Saharan Africa investigators affiliated with a CFAR or any CFAR investigator working in Sub-Saharan Africa

When: 7:00AM to 8:00AM, Wednesday, February 25th
Where: University Room, Sheraton Hotel, Seattle, Washington
This event is free, but space is limited. Please RSVP using the following link:

-Doctoral Fellowship Opportunity at Brown University (Posted 12/15/14)

The Clinical and Community-Based HIV/AIDS Research Training Fellowship at Brown University is now accepting applications for the 2015-2017 fellowship. 

This opportunity includes a six week intensive course in HIV/AIDS research at Brown University and a two year mentored experience with Brown faculty in HIV or other infectious diseases. Several slots are available for doctoral students, postdoctoral fellows, or junior faculty who might benefit from such an opportunity.

Applicants must be from communities historically underrepresented in the sciences, which includes African-Americans, Hispanics, or individuals from economically disadvantaged backgrounds.This is not a paid opportunity. However, it includes the opportunity to apply for funding for an independent research project. 

Application requirements can be found on the attached announcement. Please direct any questions or inquiries to

2015 Brown CCRT Announcement

-Inter-CFAR Funding Opportunities (Posted 12/5/14)

University of Alabama additional funding opportunities for HIV and Aging

1. Reverse Pilot Matches to facilitate pilot awards already funded at CFARs or OAICs (Pepper Centers) with matching dollars. A total of up to $10,000 may be requested for recently funded projects to increase the budget up to $30,000 total funding. A single institution may only request up to $10,000 in a single budget year (June 1 - May 31) for these projects.
2. Rapid Cycle Pilots provide small amounts of funding to be used for specific analyses of stored samples, assays, gene sequencing, etc. for the rapid accumulation of key data necessary to develop external funding applications.  Amounts available up to $5,000. 
These funding options are designed to leverage the pilot funds offered at CFARs and OAICs to enhance extramural funding applications. To apply for funding, a 2 page application with justification of the funding amount requested, and a description of the project/how the funds will be used should be submitted by email. For Reverse Pilot Matches, a copy of the notice of grant award from the OAIC or CFAR is required. For the Rapid Cycle Pilots, the targeted FOA for which pilot data is being generated should be included. Submissions and or questions should be sent to:mailto:  Funding decisions will be made within one week of submission. 

-Job Opportunity (Posted 12/1/14)

Employment opportunities and postdoctoral fellowships at the Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research: Postdoctoral fellowships in Retroviral Evolution Section and the Retroviral Pathogenesis Section 

-Job Opportunity (Posted 11/7/14)

NIMH/Alpert Medical School of Brown University Research Training Program in Adolescent/Young Adult Biobehavioral HIV Mental Health offers postdoctoral fellowship positions.

-Job Opportunity (Posted 11/3/14)

CDC Web Updates:New Items Added to CDC's HIV Web site
Information from CDC's Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention

Meeting Resources: "Best Practices in Mucosal Sampling”  from NIH-sponsored workshop
PLOS Collections: Advances in Mucosal Immunology: Challenges and Opportunities

Capturing Participant Information for Mucosal Sampling: An Investigator's Guide
HIV Mucosal Immunology Group: Slides from presentations on 5/1/14
Best Practices in Mucosal Sampling Workshop

-Specimens Available
Availability of Specimens from Seroconverters and HIV-negative Participants in the Randomized Controlled Trial of Male Circumcision in Kisumu, Kenya
The Chicago DCFAR would like to make these specimens and accompanying demographic, clinical and behavioral data, available to all investigators affiliated with the CFARs.  The specimens are in the Chicago DCFAR repository and can be available to responsible investigators by following the procedures in the attached announcement.