Applications for San Diego Center for AIDS Research (CFAR) traditional Developmental grants are accepted twice each year and must be submitted via InfoReady Review. Traditional Developmental grants are typically due on or near February 1 and August 1 of each year. We are now offering an additional funding opportunity in HIV and MPX; these applications are due at 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time on Friday, October 7, 2022. See details for this new opportunity. We are delighted to partner with the UC San Diego PREPARE Institute on this new opportunity for early stage (pre-R01) investigators.
Early stage investigators must identify a mentor prior to submission of the proposal. The mentor will provide assistance with preparing the proposal, and if funded, with the conduct and publication of the study. For those who would like help with identifying a mentor, you may use our Mentor Match program or contact one of the following:
Developmental Core Director: Dr. Mary Lewinski
Developmental Core Leadership Trainee: Dr. Laramie Smith
PREPARE Institute: Dr. Davey Smith
One of the SD CFAR Core Directors, depending on the subject matter (please see San Diego CFAR Core Services)
San Diego State University: Dr. Eileen Pitpitan
Scripps Research: Dr. Richard Wyatt
La Jolla Institute for Immunology: Dr. Alessandro Sette
Senior investigators are ineligible for Developmental grants in HIV and MPX and generally ineligible for traditional Developmental grants. The national CFAR Program Office defines senior investigators as those who have received NIH funding at or above the R01 level. We also typically exclude investigators who have published extensively in HIV research, regardless of their funding sources. We further exclude, in most cases, senior investigators who previously received one of our Developmental grants.
If you meet the criteria above and would still like to apply for a traditional Developmental grant, for example, as a new recruit to an SD CFAR institution or to propose a novel approach or feasibility study, please email your current NIH-formatted biosketch and your Developmental grant abstract to email@example.com at least one month before applications are due: early January for the February due date, and early July for the August due date. SD CFAR and Developmental Core leadership will review your biosketch and abstract and inform you within five business days whether or not your full application can be considered. Remember: senior investigators may not serve as PIs on HIV and MPX Developmental grants.
Traditional Developmental grants are limited to $30,000 for senior investigators upon Developmental Core approval.
International research has additional budgetary requirements. Please contact us for instructions regarding your budget and budget justification if your proposal involves international research. We can also advise you on NIH regulations concerning participant recruitment and data or speciment collection from another country. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org before uploading your application.
To begin working on your Developmental grant application in HIV and MPX, please download the following forms. Except for the face page, the same forms are available in InfoReady Review.
**Please explain how each item in your requested budget will further your research plan. Briefly describe the specific expertise and role of each person listed in the budget, and the reasons you are requesting specific equipment, supplies, or other expenses, such as participant reimbursement.
**Travel is only allowed for two purposes: (1) for an unfunded junior investigator to present results of his/her Developmental grant at a scientific conference and (2) for study planning and coordination in collaboration with a foreign investigator.
**Follow NIH guidelines for typeface and size in the justification (minimum 11 point type).
Sections 1-4 must be covered in four pages. You may take as many pages as needed for section 5. Follow NIH guidelines for typeface and size (minimum 11 point type).
**If your proposal involves international research, please contact us for additional instructions.
All sections of your application (see forms above) may be completed offline, then uploaded as PDF files via InfoReady Review . Remember the Face Page and Demographic information are for your reference and need not be uploaded. Please review the InfoReady Review Applicant Guide . Login instructions follow.
Note: You must use an institutional email address for logging in. A Gmail account, for example, will not be accepted for grant submissions.
If you have questions, please email email@example.com. Don't be shy! We're ready to help!
Applications are generally accepted by 5:00 pm (Pacific Time) on February 1 and August 1. If either date falls on a weekend, applications will be due by 5 pm (Pacific Time) on the following business day. New HIV and MPX applications are due on Friday, October 7. Traditional Developmental grants will next be accepted on Wednesday, February 1, 2023. We strongly recommend that you submit your application at least one week before the due date to allow for administrative preview and corrections, if needed.
Junior investigators: remember to allow time to work on your application with your mentor before submission.