This opportunity is designed to expand collaborations between HWSPH faculty and SD CFAR members. Each proposal must have at least two PIs; one must be a member of SD CFAR and one must have a faculty or project/research scientist appointment in HWSPH. Priority will be given to Assistant or Associate Professors or faculty starting a new collaboration.
A total of $30,000 is available for this funding cycle. Budgets of either $15,000 or $30,000 may be proposed and one or two proposals may be selected for funding.
March 18, 2024, 5:00 pm PT
First Stage Application: 500-word abstract and biographical sketches. Attach as a single PDF: APPLY ONLINE
Approximately by May 3, 2024
Notice of invitation to submit a Second Stage Application: If you are invited to submit a full application, the IRB application should also be submitted at this time to ensure compliance with the expected start date if selected for funding. Awards with delayed IRB submissions may not be eligible for no-cost extension requests.
June 10, 2024,
Second Stage Application: A 5-page proposal (details forthcoming to invited First Stage applicants)
July 31, 2024
Notice of Awards
September 2, 2024
Eligibility and Restrictions
Applications will have a minimum of two investigators: one investigator must be affiliated with the HWSPH, and the other, a member of SD CFAR. Either investigator may submit the application. Projects that feature an investigator who has not been awarded HIV research funding at the time of LOI submission are strongly encouraged.
Projects cannot support clinical trials, nor can they support any studies involving new drugs, new treatments, new devices, or off-label use of a licensed drug.
Postdoctoral fellows may not receive salary or serve as PIs on these applications.
Requests for faculty salary support are not permitted under this mechanism.
Submissions are required to focus on research that is relevant to HIV/AIDS and public health. This includes areas related to:
Optimizing HIV Care
Relieving Health Disparities
Finding a Cure
Proposals must clearly state how results from the pilot award will inform a larger, competitive, NIH R-level or similar extramural award that is aligned with the institutes funding priorities.
Proposals will be evaluated and ranked for merit in terms of:
Relevance to focus areas in public health and HIV
Approach – rigor of research design and methodology
New or expanded collaborations
Potential for future R-level or similar extramural funding
First Stage Applications
Include the project title and team members, followed by a 500-word abstract that will be scored. The abstract should include a) the research question, b) its relevance to public health and HIV/AIDS, c) proposed methodologies that demonstrate rigor and feasibility, and d) a clear description of how this will be future extramural funding.
NIH biographical sketches of PI(s) and Co-I(s)
Submit First Stage Applications as a single PDF: APPLY ONLINE
For questions regarding this RFP, please contact Seiko Hatta (firstname.lastname@example.org) in the Herbert Wertheim School of Public Health and Human Longevity Science.