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 Fall 2022 cycle of the Pilot Awards Program, the DC CFAR is pleased to announce the Traditional Pilot 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 next round of the Academic-Community Partnership Pilot Awards has been announced and will feature an extended timeline.

The goal of the Academic-Community Partnership Pilot Awards 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. Please see the RFA for specific eligibility requirements.