Creative and Novel Ideas in HIV Research Awards

The purpose of the current round of the Creative and Novel Ideas in HIV Research Awards program (CNIHR) is to create a mechanism via the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) Centers for AIDS Research (CFARs) to fund developmental projects to bring insight and new ideas from early stage investigators with expertise in other disciplines to HIV research.  The intent of this program is to attract both international and U.S.-based early stage investigators from outside the field of HIV research to help address key scientific questions in HIV research, including emerging issues of long-term survival with HIV infection, prevention of HIV transmission and research toward a cure.

The Awards
  • The awards will be up to 2 years in length.
  • Up to $150,000 Direct Cost per year, (the amount of the award will vary depending on the proposal).
  • Funding wil be provided for awardees to attend future IAS/AIDS meetings during the proposed period of research.
Who is eligible?
  • Eligible applicants include junior investigators who have either completed their first terminal research degree or medical residency within the last ten years from the concept proposal deadline, and who have a faculty or equivalent position in good standing at an academic institution or have a comparable position in a not for profit organization or institution with a primary mission of research.
  • Both domestic and international investigators are encouraged to apply.
  • Application for these awards will be a two stage process:
    • Concept sheets (2 pages) will be submitted by October 16, 2013 and reviewed by a Scientific Committee.
    • Selected applicants will submit a full application, due February 10, 2014.
    • Notice of Awards will be made in mid to late April, 2014.
  • The 2010 Awards were announced at the 2010 International AIDS Conference in Vienna, Austria. For a list of awardees and their projects, click here.
  • The 2012 Awards were announced at the 2012 International AIDS Conference in Washington, D.C., United States. For a list of awardees and their projects, click here.
  • The 2013 Awards were announced at the 2013 IAS Conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment, and Prevention in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. For a list of awardees and their projects, click here.
Please see Request for Proposals for more details. We will also have informational webinars in the Fall. Please see the Webinars page on the sidebar for further details.
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