Traditional Pilot Awards Pre-Submission Form

Please refer to the request for applications (RFA) when completing the Pre-Submission Form. The deadline for submissions can be found within the RFA. Questions? Please contact [email protected].

Investigator Information

Select the title that most closely describes your primary professional role.
Provide the names and institutional affiliations of all co-investigators.

Eligibility Information

Please indicate if you belong to the following groups. For more information on new and early stage investigator status, please visit the NIH website.

New Investigator
Applies to an investigator who has not previously competed successfully as a PD/PI for an NIH independent research award such as an R01 or equivalent. A complete list of excluded awards is available on the NIH website.
Early Stage Investigator
Applies to New Investigators who are within ten years of completing their terminal research degree or medical residency.
Newly Hired Faculty
Applies to investigators who began their appointment at a participating DC CFAR institution within the last two academic years.
Underrepresented Racial or Ethnic Minority Groups and/or Women
Please specify which group(s)
Established Investigators Newly Transitioning into HIV/AIDS Research

Application Details

Request a Primary Mentor or HIV Collaborator
Is your project in any of the DC CFAR Scientific Working Group (SWGs) or Scientific Interest Group (SIGs) focus areas?
Please specify all that apply.
Please visit the SWGs and SIGs site for more information.
If yes, are you connected with these DC CFAR group leaders?
Is your project in collaboration with local cohorts? ie. DC Cohort and MWCCS

Core Services

Learn more about the core services we provide to determine if you'd like to utilize any of them during the development of your research.

Request a consultation with a Biostatistician
Request a consultation with the Community Partnership Council (CPC)
Request additional Core Service(s) during application development phase

Project Documents

Is this a resubmission of a previous DC CFAR application?
Project descriptions should not exceed one page, single-spaced, Arial 11 font. These may include the following: proposed title, listing of any co-investigators and/or HIV mentors, specific aims, background, approach, and significance of expected findings or results, etc.
One file only.
256 MB limit.
Allowed types: txt, rtf, pdf, doc, docx, odt, ppt, pptx, odp, xls, xlsx, ods.
One file only.
256 MB limit.
Allowed types: txt, rtf, pdf, doc, docx, odt, ppt, pptx, odp, xls, xlsx, ods.
Please provide a brief lay language summary of your project description. This will be provided to the DC CFAR Community Partnership Council Member to help prepare for your consultation call.

Consultation Calls

Applicants will be invited to a one-hour virtual meeting in mid-March via Zoom with select members of senior DC CFAR leadership and community partner based on the proposed scope of work outlined in their pre-submission forms. The purpose of this consultation is to receive scientific and administrative feedback alongside possible recommendations to consult with other DC CFAR collaborators and service providers as appropriate. Primary Mentors should participate in this consultation as well.

In order to facilitate the scheduling process, please provide your preferred availability below (select all that applies):
Applicants should continue the preparation of their application while waiting for the scheduling of the consultation call. We will reach out shortly to finalize the scheduling of this call.

If you are having difficulties submitting the electronic form, please complete the form above in Microsoft Word, and email it along with your project description and biosketch to Lorena Segarra.

Demographic Information (Optional)

These optional responses will not impact the review of your submission.
Which of the following race and ethnicity categories best describes you? (Check all that apply)
Which of the following best describes your current gender identity? (Check all that apply)
Do you identify with any of the following? (check all that apply)