If you conduct international HIV research—or would like to do so—the SD CFAR International Core is here to help. We offer mentorship, administrative and technical assistance, a funding opportunity, an FAQ page about international HIV research, and ensure our international studies are represented in the annual San Diego CFAR HIV symposium.
Our services are wholly integrated with other SD CFAR cores. If you are applying for our grants, we encourage you to contact the directors of the other San Diego CFAR cores to see how they can further your research goals. Many of our core directors have done international studies themselves and are well-versed in managing clinical trials and processing specimens overseas. And if you receive an SD CFAR Developmental grant that involves foreign research, our administrative staff will help you obtain the required national and international approvals.
The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), which funds all Centers for AIDS Research, has published an operations manual for international institutions to help them apply for and manage NIAID funding. The procedures in this manual are more applicable to larger NIAID awards than our International Pilot grants. We will be developing instructions and videos specifically for SD CFAR awards. Meanwhile, feel free to download Word or PDF versions of this manual for your international institution's grants management team.
Please email a photo or two about your SD CFAR-supported international research and a paragraph describing what or who is in the picture(s). No photos of study participants, please, just settings, scenery, and study staff. If we decide to post your photo(s), we'll send you a release form giving us permission to share the image(s).