The San Diego Center for AIDS Research (SD CFAR) International Core accepts Pilot grant applications from investigators who meet the criteria below. If you have any questions about these criteria, please contact us.
International Pilot grant applications will be considered only for projects that meet criteria for either High or Medium Priority topics, as established by NIH in NOT-OD-15-137. Applications that are in Low Priority topics of interest will not be considered for CFAR funding.
As Principal Investigator (PI) of a CFAR International Pilot grant, you must have a doctoral degree and an appointment at an academic or government institution in one of our seven focus countries. Your appointment must be similar to an Assistant Professor or above.
International Pilot grants are awarded to investigators in seven focus countries. Preference will be given to projects based in Mexico and Mozambique. Funds are also available to support meritorious projects in Brazil, India, Kenya, South Africa, and Zimbabwe.
Your institution must be an academic or government entity in one of the focus countries noted above. Your institution must be eligible for and able to administer U.S. federal grants. In addition, your institution must be affiliated with an Institutional Review Board (IRB) or ethics committee that has obtained U.S. Federalwide Assurance.
You must collaborate with a San Diego CFAR member on your Pilot grant application. Your collaborator may be based at one of the CFAR member institutions. He or she must have an academic appointment at or above the Assistant Professor level. Your collaborator will help you prepare and submit your application and, if awarded, will advise you throughout the study.
Please visit our Pilot Grant Help page if you need assistance identifying an appropriate SD CFAR collaborator or any other aspect of your International Pilot grant application.
To meet the requirements of the NIH, which funds the San Diego CFAR, grants are awarded to appropriately credentialed applicants in the following categories, with the first category receiving the highest preference: