The UNC CFAR Developmental Core is soliciting proposals for small grants of between $5,000 and $30,000 for one year which would support HIV Investigators (clinical, basic, and social scientists, including Pediatrics, OB-GYN, and Internal Medicine) seeking to fund new ideas in HIV research. Applications will now include four pages of grant text, and are due by June 1, 2013. Funding will begin August 1, 2013. Research can be basic, translational, clinical, or social/behavioral, and can address treatment, transmission, or prevention. Awards are made for/to junior investigators, experienced investigators new to HIV, and experienced HIV investigators with new ideas. Junior investigators, please request a specific senior mentor (or request that we assign one to you) before submitting an application.
The purpose of these awards is to provide seed money for new ideas in HIV research that will eventually lead to applications for outside independent funding. The success of the UNC CFAR will be based on the number of subsequent grants that our Developmental Awardees eventually receive.
Applications will be judged on: Significance, Innovation of Idea, Approach, ability of investigator to carry out award, and the prospect of successfully applying for further funding. Proposals from female and minority investigators will be given special consideration in the review process.
See the CFAR Developmental Core webpage for the complete RFP.