Pilot Awards Program

The DC CFAR Pilot Awards Program aims to provide pilot funds on a competitive basis to HIV/AIDS investigators to assist them in the development of their NIH-funded research careers. 

For the Spring 2021 cycle of the Pilot Awards Program, the DC CFAR is pleased to announce two types of awards: the Traditional Pilot Awards and the new Academic-Community Partnership Awards. 

The goal of the Traditional Pilot Awards is to provide pilot research funds to early stage and new HIV/AIDS investigators to collect preliminary data that will enable them to then compete successfully for NIH funding in HIV/AIDS as principal investigators. 

The new Academic-Community Partnership Pilot Awards were developed in response to and in collaboration with the DC CFAR Community Partnership Council (formerly known as the CAB). The goal of this award is to provide pilot research funds to Co-Principal Investigator teams consisting of one early stage or new HIV/AIDS academic investigator and one community investigator to collect preliminary data that will lead to NIH funding in HIV/AIDS. The award funds will be shared between an academic institution and a community-based organization. 


Brandi Robinson

Brandi Robinson
Senior Research Program Manager
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