Providence/Boston Center for Aids Research (CFAR)

International Development Grants

The CFAR International Developmental Research Program offers initial and pilot awards to investigators in Kenya, Philippines, South Africa, Ukraine, Russia, and Uganda.

Letters of Intent due:  November 1, 2021

Full proposals from applicants with accepted LOIs are due on Monday, January 10, 2022.

The CFAR International Developmental Research Program offers initial and pilot awards to investigators in Kenya, Philippines, South Africa, Ukraine, Russia, and Uganda. Each of these focus countries offer an existing academic affiliation with either Brown or Boston University at the following institutions:

  • Kenya – Moi University & Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital
  • Philippines – University of Philippines
  • Russia - First Pavlov State Medical University of St. Petersburg
  • South Africa - University of Cape Town, South African Medical Research Council, Stellenbosch University, and the University of the Witwatersrand (WITS)
  • Uganda - Makerere University 
  • Ukraine - Ukrainian Institute on Public Health Policy (UIPHP), Kyiv, and Bogomolets National Medical University, Kyiv 

Applications are accepted for International Developmental Awards and provides support for two types of projects:

Initial AIDS Research Projects

Eligible candidates are international basic or clinical investigators who do not have previous or current independent NIH research support, or equivalent foundation research support. The major goal is to provide support for international junior investigators to carry out mentored research that will provide the background for an NIH or other International Agency (USAID, UNAIDS, WHO, etc) application for HIV/AIDS funding.

Pilot Projects

Eligible candidates are international basic or clinical investigators who may have funding in other disciplines funded by NIH or other International Agencies, but are new to HIV/AIDS research.  The major goal is to provide support to foster interdisciplinary AIDS-related research among our international researchers and their institutions.

International Development Mentors/Collaborators

All international applicants must collaborate with a CFAR member on the International Developmental Award.  CFAR mentors/collaborators must hold faculty positions at either Brown or Boston University and have an academic appointment at or above the level of Assistant Professor.  The CFAR mentor/collaborator must be someone who has the time and expertise to provide mentorship in both the application phase as well as post-award.  Mentor/Collaborators should be able to provide expertise and guidance in the development of the application and ensure that all required documents are provided for the review committee.  If awarded, mentor/collaborators are responsible for working with each awardee in the completion of the required supplemental documentation.  All international awards that involve human subject research must receive both international and domestic IRB approval.  CFAR mentor/collaborators will be responsible for facilitating the domestic IRB approval through their home institution.  All international proposals are required to go through an extensive international and clinical clearance process by NIH.  Final protocols and consent forms must be reviewed by the CFAR mentor/collaborator to ensure that the protocol and consent form are consistent with each other and ensure that the required forms are completed in a timely manner.