Funding Opportunity: 2023 NIH Administrative Supplements
Concept Proposals Due: March 7, 2023
NIAID invites FY23 CFAR Supplement applications (see attached announcement). The purpose of this administrative supplement opportunity is to support innovative research projects (#1-3), pathway programs for URM/BIPOC trainees (#4), and inter-CFAR meetings (#5) that address key gaps in HIV/AIDS and will advance the field. This opportunity should build research capacity and be consistent with the recent NIH HIV/AIDS research priorities (NOT-OD-20-018).
Research involving populations experiencing health disparities is encouraged (African Americans, Latinos/Hispanics, American Indians and Alaska Natives, Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and other Pacific Islanders, less privileged socioeconomic groups, underserved rural populations, and sexual and gender minorities).
Each active CFAR can submit a maximum of two supplement applications for topics #1-3 (one year awards with maximum funding up to $150,000).
This funding opportunity requests proposals within 4 research topics:
1. Formative, intervention, and implementation research to explore delivery of long-acting PrEP in populations who may benefit
This topic encourages research ranging from qualitative/quantitative formative inquiries with populations of interest, through intervention/implementation research where a setting has been identified and an approach for the long-acting PrEP delivery merits testing.
2. HIV and co-morbidities: Identification of mechanisms and strategies for optimal care that also reduce disparities
Integration of prevention and/or care for HIV and its co-morbidities needs further multidisciplinary attention (e.g., epidemiological, clinical, services research).
3. Community-led research topic
The goals of this supplemental topic are to promote equitable research partnerships between community-based researchers and CFAR investigators by providing supplements to support studies that address the needs outlined by the community and include a strong community component where a community member will co-lead the project.
Each CFAR can submit a maximum of one supplement application for the CDEIPI topic (Topic #4 – one year award with maximum funding of $100,000).
4. CFAR Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Pathway Initiative
The overarching goal of the CFAR Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Pathway Initiative (CDEIPI) is to increase the number of Underrepresented Minorities (URM)/Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) trainees who engage in HIV science and help develop pathways for successful careers in science and medicine.
Each inter-CFAR working group (WG) is permitted to submit one meeting application (Topic #5 – maximum funding $40,000) even if there are multiple inter-CFAR WGs led by a CFAR
5. Inter-CFAR Meeting
The application should describe the objectives, specific program, and logistical arrangements for the meeting.
As noted above, the Providence/Boston CFAR is eligible to submit a limited number of proposals, therefore, we will be initiating a one-page Concept Proposal mechanism to determine the strongest proposals to move forward.
Concept Proposals must include the following:
· Proposed title
· Topic number/category to be addressed in proposal
· List of investigators/proposed collaborators
· Brief summary of rationale and approach
· Description of how CFAR Core resources will be utilized to accomplish the aims of the study
- Submission of Concept Proposal to Providence/Boston CFAR
- Concept Proposal decisions rendered and communicated to PIs
- no later than Friday, March 10
- Submission of all Administrative Supplement application materials to Providence/Boston CFAR:
- no later than Monday, April 3
- Submission to NIH:
- no later than Monday, April 17
Please contact Lauri Bazerman (LBazerman@Lifespan.org) with any questions.