New DC CFAR RFA: Award funding up to $50,000

February 08, 2018

The District of Columbia Center for AIDS Research (DC CFAR) is pleased to announce the next cycle of research proposal solicitations through its Pilot Awards Program. This competitive program seeks to provide pilot research funds to HIV/AIDS investigators who demonstrate potential to successfully compete for future federal funding and eventually establish themselves as independent NIH-funded investigators.

Faculty investigators at seven participating DC CFAR institutions (American University, Children's National Medical Center, Georgetown University, George Washington University, Howard University, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, and Whitman-Walker Health) who are full members of the DC CFAR are eligible to apply as Principal Investigators (PI) to the program.

The Pilot Awards Program specifically funds research projects that focus on HIV/AIDS and related opportunistic illnesses. The scope of projects that will be considered for this cycle is broad and includes basic, clinical, epidemiologic, social behavioral, and prevention HIV/AIDS science. Collaborations are strongly encouraged with other large NIH-funded HIV studies in DC including:

Investigators interested in exploring such collaborations should contact Brandi Robinson who will facilitate connectivity to these projects. Applications are also strongly encouraged that focus on the following DC CFAR priorities:

  • Women and HIV
  • HIV malignancies
  • HIV and aging

Resubmission applications will also be accepted from investigators who applied to a previous cycle of the program but did not receive funding.

For complete details about this funding opportunity, please visit our website. All documents including the Pre-Submission Form, RFA, Budget Instructions and Budget Form are available online. Presubmission forms are due March 2nd. If you have any questions regarding the application process, please contact Brandi Robinson, DC CFAR Senior Research Program Manager.