The purpose of this Notice is to inform potential applicants that the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) is participating in PAR 20-036 "Getting To Zero: Understanding HIV Viral Suppression and Transmission in the United States (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)". The application receipt date for the PAR is Jan 7th and we would appreciate the notice reaching the investigators in time.
The Department of Immunology & Microbiology Bicoastal Seminar Series at Scripps Florida is hosting Jacob Estes, PhD, who will be speaking on “Finding and Characterizing HIV’s Hiding Places.” The seminar is on Thursday, January 9, 2020 at 1:00PM in W.M. Keck Foundation Amphitheater.
The “Implementation Research in HRSA Ryan White Sites: Screening and Treatment for Mental and Substance Use Disorders to Further the National “Ending the HIV Epidemic” (EHE) Goals” funding opportunity invites applications to enhance screening and treatment for mental and substance use disorders in HRSA Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program funded sites through implementation research, to advance the goals of the National "End the Epidemic" (EHE) initiative. This FOA is intended to support applications seeking to conduct definitive studies on implementation approaches to enhance screening and treatment of substance use or mental health disorders in the HRSA Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program.
Open Date: December 31, 2019
LOI Due Date: December 31, 2019
Application Due Date: January 31, 2020
The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to encourage basic science and preclinical research to determine the biological mechanisms underlying the effects of cannabinoids and the endocannabinoid system on HIV-associated persistent inflammation and its consequent effects on nervous system function.
LOI due date: February 11, 2020
Application due date: March 11, 2020
The National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) will host the Health Disparities Research Institute (HDRI) from August 3 — 7, 2020 at the NIH campus (Natcher, Building 45 conference center rooms). The HDRI aims to support the research career development of promising early-career minority health and health disparities research scientists and stimulate research in disciplines supported by health disparities science. Applications will only be accepted from extramural scientists who meet NIH’s Early Stage Investigator (ESI) eligibility criteria. For questions or more information, visit: https://nimhd.nih.gov/programs/edu-training/hd-research-institute or email HDRI@nih.gov
The funding opportunity announcement (FOA) seeks US domestic research projects that address how food insecurity effects HIV comorbidities, coinfections, and complications (CCCs) within the mission of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK). The approaches may address the pathways linking food insecurity and the development or exacerbation of CCCs; or they may evaluate the mechanisms whereby interventions that alleviate food insecurity improve CCCs. These mechanisms could be related to nutritional inadequacies or patient health-related behaviors.
Open Date: February 9, 2020
LOI Due Date: February 9, 2020
Application Due Date: March 9, 2020
We are pleased to announce CFAR FY19 supplement opportunities. Letters of Intent (LOI) and requests are to be submitted to the SD CFAR Administrative Core (firstname.lastname@example.org) by 12:00pm on Friday, March 13. This year we have 7 topic areas of interest.
Up to four applications will be submitted for the following categories:
One application each will be submitted for the following category:
Please see the for more details on the above scientific areas of interest and NIH scientific contacts.
This is to let you know that the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) has just released a Request for Information (RFI) to seek your interest in data and specimens from the Hemophilia Growth and Development Study (HGDS) for research on HIV-associated comorbidities, coinfections and complications:
All responses to this RFI must be submitted electronically to the following webpage at
by March 23, 2020. The suggested response length can be up to 1000 words per question. NHLBI would like to hear from CFARs, especially those who work in pediatric settings.
The NIH Common Fund announces FY2020 funding opportunities for the NIH Director’s Pioneer Award, New Innovator Award, Transformative Research Award, and Early Independence Award in the High-Risk, High-Reward Research program. The program provides unique opportunities for exceptionally creative scientists to pursue highly innovative approaches to address major challenges in biomedical or behavioral research.
UC San Diego’s Global Health Institute (GHI) is excited to announce multidisciplinary funding opportunities for 2020. GHI is seeking proposals for three different funding opportunities:
Due date: April 15, 2020
The Center for Medicinal Cannabis Research (CMCR) is seeking to fund primary and pilot cannabis-related studies that further enhance the understanding of the efficacy and adverse effects of cannabis and cannabinoids as pharmacological agents for the treatment of medical and psychiatric disorders, and their potential public health impacts. Primary project awards will be up to $825,000 in total costs ($275,000 per year) for up to three years. Pilot awards will be up to $300,000 for two years (up to $165,000 in Year 1 and $135,000 in Year 2). Priority will be given to proposals addressing issues identified under Funding Priorities.
LOI Due Date: April 22, 2020 2 pm PDT
Application Due Date: June 1, 2020 2 pm PDT
UC Research Initiatives in the UC Office of the President is pleased to issue the UC Multicampus Research Programs and Initiatives Request for Proposals for award year 2021. This Request for Proposals includes opportunities for both 2-year Planning/Pilot Awards and multiyear Program Awards. The MRPI opportunity is open to UC faculty and researchers in any field of research and scholarship.
LOI due date: April 22, 2020
Scientific Meeting April 16th
Ending the HIV Epidemic: The Role of Social and Behavioral Sciences
No registration fee. Please register here: https://redcap.link/SBSRN2020
Wednesday, April 15th
9am- 4pm: Mentoring Day for mentees from CFARS, ARCs, & NIDA Centers
5:30pm- 7:30pm: Poster Session & Reception
Thursday, April 16th
8am- 5pm: Scientific Presentations and Sessions
Friday, April 17th
9am- 1pm: Focused discussion group on resource sharing for CFAR, & NIMH AIDS Research Centers (ARCs), and planning future SBSRN meetings.
The Study Hotel
20 S 33rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Please book online using the following the link: https://reservations.travelclick.com/99716?groupID=2743283
OR call the hotel directly at 215-387-1400 and request the CFAR Social and Behavioral Sciences Research Network block.
For government rate: please call the hotel directly to make reservations and provide government ID upon check in.
*Please note the block cuts off on March 15th and we kindly ask for all reservations to be made in advance.
LOI Due date: May 15, 2020
The UAB CFAR is hosting an Inter-CFAR Faith and Spirituality Research Collaborative to advance scientific inquiry on the ways in which faith and spirituality may enhance HIV prevention, case detection, engagement in care, viral suppression, and cure through collaborations among researchers, faith-based organizations, community leaders, and public sector leaders. Registration opens March 1, 2020. Check uab.edu/cfar for more information.
When: May 19, 2020
The goal of the Inter-CFAR HIV in the South Working Group is to promote discover and support the evaluation and implementation of prevention and treatment programs in order to enhance health, wellness, and outcomes, and overcome health inequities in the disproportionately impacted Southern U.S. region. Registration opens March 1, 2020. Check uab.edu/cfar for more information.
When: May 20, 2020
The HIV Institute Seminar Series and the San Diego Center for AIDS Research are pleased to present Frances K. Mercer, PhD, in seminar on Friday, June 19, at 3:30pm. This seminar will take place via Zoom in place of the regularly scheduled Journal Club meeting of the Retrovirus Seminar Series. Dr. Mercer is an Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. She will be presenting on “Trichomonas vaginalis interaction with human leukocytes.” Email email@example.com for more information on Zoom details.
NIMH is offering one-year administrative supplements in implementation science research in collaboration with a Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) initiative to expand HIV prevention services in selected HRSA-funded health centers. Applicants for this supplement opportunity must propose implementation science research that is non-duplicative with any planned program evaluation at the relevant HRSA-funded health center(s), and which is within the scope and relevant to the aims of the parent NIH grant. Click here for more info.
First Available Due Date: June 16, 2020
Expiration Date: July 4, 2020
Dr. Annick Borquez, MSc, PhD, will be speaking on Friday, July 31, 2020 at 3:30pm. This seminar will take place via Zoom in place of the regularly scheduled Journal Club meeting of the Retrovirus Seminar Series. More details to follow.
Join the NIH Office of AIDS Research and the NIMH Division of AIDS Research for a discussion about the outcomes of recent meetings of four workgroups focused on HIV-related intersectional stigma research advances and opportunities on September 18, 2020 at 8:30am – 11:30am PST (11:30 am-2:30 pm ET). The goal of this virtual workshop is to advance HIV prevention and treatment science, inform the Ending the HIV Epidemic (EHE) initiative, and bolster HIV efforts worldwide.
What: Report Out Session of the HIV-Related Intersectional Stigma Research Advances and Opportunities Workshop
When: September 18, 2020, 11:30 a.m.?2:30 p.m. ET (8:30am-11:30am PST)
Who: Sponsored by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Office of AIDS Research (OAR) and National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) Division of AIDS Research
APLA Health with our partner, The UCLA Pacific AIDS Education Training Center, invite you to participate in the first HIV & Aging Southern California Conference on September 23 & 25. It is estimated that by 2030, 70% of people living with HIV will be 50 years or older. However, there are many questions raised by significant improvements in life expectancy due to effective treatment. Central among these are what are the experiences of people living with HIV who are getting older and are the existing senior services meeting the multiple needs of older adults living with HIV? Our subject matter experts will address these concerns and your questions.
The HIV & Aging Inter-CFAR Working Group is pleased to announce the 11th International Workshop on HIV & Aging in New York on October 1-2, 2020. Virology Education has graciously offered to provide 10 fee waivers for registration for Investigators from CFARs to attend. CFARs may select up to 2 Investigators and submit their names to David Johnson, firstname.lastname@example.org. Registration fee waivers will be available on a first come - first served basis. An announcement will follow once all slots have been filled. A code will be sent to those receiving the fee waiver. This is a great opportunity for CFARs with HIV and Aging SWGs but is open to all CFARs.