This opportunity is designed for the dual purpose of fostering synergistic research initiatives between public health and HIV/AIDS investigators and to support collaborations between senior and junior investigators in these fields. Research projects may be based in the U.S. or in most international settings. The period of performance for funded projects is one year from the date of final approval.
One proposal for up to $100,000 will be awarded during this funding cycle. Applicants must adhere to several criteria and submissions will undergo a comprehensive review process.
Selected applicants invited to apply: March 11, 2022
Applications due: April 11, 2022
Earliest project start date: June 1, 2022
Eligibility and Restrictions
Investigator criteria: Applications will have a minimum of two investigators: an Emerging Investigator with a faculty appointment but no prior or current R01 or equivalent funding, and a Senior Research Partner, who is an established investigator with independent NIH funding at or above the R01 level. One investigator must be affiliated with the HWSPH, and the other, a member of SD CFAR. Either investigator may submit the application.
Research priorities: Applications must address at least one HWSPH and at least one NIH HIV/AIDS research priority. Additional priorities from each collaborating entity may be included if the proposed research adequately supports all foci.
NIH HIV/AIDS Priorities
Reduce incidence of HIV
Develop next-generation HIV therapies
Research toward an HIV cure
HIV-associated comorbidities, coinfections, and complications
Cross-cutting areas, including:
Behavioral and social sciences
Healthy aging and longevity science
Health services research
Climate and environmental health
Global health justice and health equity
Mental health and substance use
Exclusions: Developmental grants 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.
Applications must meet eligibility and exclusion requirements as stated above and must submit a Letter of Intent to apply by February 25, 2022.
Letter of Intent submissions should use the provided form.
Applicants whose LOIs are approved will be notified by March 11, 2022, and invited to submit a full proposal. Full proposals are due April 11, 2022. The earliest project start date is June 1, 2022.
LOIs will include:
Investigator information: Identify the Emerging Investigator and Senior Research Partner by name, including academic credentials, position titles, and overview of each person’s expertise.
High-level project description: Summarize your proposed research in one paragraph or less.
HWSPH and HIV/AIDS priorities: Identify which research priorities will be addressed by your proposed research.
HWSPH and/or SD CFAR resources: Identify which HWSPH services or SD CFAR service cores you plan to use to develop your application and/or conduct the proposed research.
Plans for future funding: Briefly outline your plans to apply for future funding using the results of your proposed research.
Applications will be reviewed by a committee and scored based on the applicability to HWSPH and NIH HIV/AIDS research priorities, innovation, research partnership between the emerging and senior investigator, and feasibility with respect to completing the project and obtaining future funding.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to inquire about an international project.